Table of contents for Read on--horror fiction / by June Michele Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca.

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Introduction
	So You Like Being Scared? The Popularity of Horror
	When the Haunted House Looks Like the Fun House: The Horror Fan
	Each Reader His/Her Own Monster: Who Reads This Book and What It Contains
Chapter 1: Story
Plot Types
	The Plot Thickens: Complex Plots
	Let's Twist Again: Plot Twists, Turnabouts, and Inversions
	I Myself Am Hell: The Monster in the Mirror
	He Said, She Said, It Said: Adaptations and Alternate Fictions
	You Don't See THAT Every Day: Unique Story Lines
Endings
	The Big Bang: Stories with Intense, Climactic Endings
	We're Doomed! Doooooomed!: Dark, Foreboding Endings
	Uh, What Just Happened?: Ambiguous Endings
	I Just Couldn't Put It Down: Sweet Dreams
Chapter 2: Mood and Atmosphere
I'm in the Mood For....
	Side Splitting Maniacs and Demons That Like to Raise Hell: Comic Horror
	Ewww, That's Gross, Read It Again!: The Gory Story
	I'm Too Sexy for My Fangs: Erotic Horror
	Mind Benders: Intellectual Horror
Fear Factors
	A Dark and Stormy Night: Haunting and Atmospheric
	I Think I Hear Something: Disturbing Reads
	Hey, Let's Poke It With a Stick: Morbidly Fascinating
	Bring Out Your Dead: Gruesome and Disgusting
	What's the Matter? Scared of Something?: The Truly Terrifying
Horror for All Occasions
	Is That Michael Myers at the Window?: Halloween Horror
	Death takes a Holiday: Horror About Other Holidays
	Home Alone Meets Scream: He Knows When You're Alone
	Uh, It's Just the Wind, Right?: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
	Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Travle Horror
Chapter 3: Setting
Places, Everyone
	Home Is Where the Horror Is: Haunted Houses
	That's Probably Where They'll Bury Me: Small Town Horror
	Middle Class Mania: Suburban Scares
	Graffiti and Gore: Bright Lights, Big City
	The Woods Are Lovely, Dark and Deep: Wilderness Adventures, Horror Style
	The Well-Traveled Victim: Horror in Exotic Locales
	Way, Way Out: Other Worlds, Alternate Universes
Timing Is Everything
	The Way Back Machine: Historical Horror
	Coming Soon to a Nightmare Near You: Future Shocks
Chapter 4: Character
Ah! The Humanity!
	Innocent¿And Not So Innocent¿Bystanders: Monster Makers and Unwilling 
Victims
	I Need a Hero: Psychic Detectives, Monster Killers, and Vampire Hunters
	Hey, You Look Much Smaller on TV: Historical and Famous Characters
The Ghouls All Came from Their Humble Abodes: Monsters and Maniacs
	They're Creepy and They're Spooky: Our Favorite Monsters
	With Humans Like These, Who Needs the Supernatural?: Maniacs and 
Sociopaths
Chapter 5: Language
Description
	You Can Almost Taste the Blood: Lush, Vivid Detail
	Say What You Mean to Say: Spare and Austere Language
	Think Before You Speak, and After: Reflective Horror
Dialogue
	All You Do Is Talk Talk: Lots of Interactive Dialogue
	Giving As Good As They Get: Witty Repartee
	Get This Down: First Person Confessional
Pacing
	Slam, Bam, Thank You Ma'am: Fast Paced, Action Packed Language
	Slow Agonies: Pensive, Plodding Stories
Appendix A: Horror on Film
Books Made Into Films
	Classics
	Modern Classics
	Remakes
	Slasher Films
	Mainstream Horror
	Cult Classics
Original (and Influential) Stories
	Classics
	Modern Classics
	Remakes
	Slasher Films
	Mainstream Horror
	Cult Classics
Appendix B: Series Titles
Appendix C: Genreblends
Indexes
	Author
	Title

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Fiction in libraries -- United States.
Horror fiction, American -- Bibliography.
Horror fiction -- Bibliography.
Readers' advisory services -- United States.
Public libraries -- United States -- Book lists.