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VAMPIRES IN OUTER SPACE?. Exploring the Supernatural in Fiction Genre. Horror is Small and Warm and Damp And Wears Your Mother’s Dresses Robert Myles Hershon’s “On Horror” Salt Lake County Librarians: Joan Christensen Judy Yaka Darlene Dineen. DID YOU KNOW

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VAMPIRES

IN

OUTER SPACE?

Exploring the Supernatural

in Fiction Genre

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Horror is Small and Warm and Damp

And Wears Your Mother’s Dresses

Robert Myles Hershon’s “On Horror”

Salt Lake County Librarians:

  • Joan Christensen
  • Judy Yaka
  • Darlene Dineen
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DID YOU KNOW

Horror is one of the most pervasive literary types?

Elements of horror can be found in almost every genre including mainstream, literary, science fiction, romance, thrillers, and mystery/suspense.

what is horror
WHAT IS HORROR?

a painful and intense fear, dread, or dismay - Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

"Horror is that which cannot be made safe -- evolving, ever-changing -- because it is about our relentless need to confront the unknown, the unknowable, and the emotion we experience when in its thrall." .

– Douglas Winter

brief history of horror
BRIEF HISTORY OF HORROR
  • 1900 - 1930 Silent Fear.
  • 1930-1940 Classic Creations
  • 1940-1950 Chills and Chuckles...
  • 1950-1960 Sci-fi, B-Movies and Hammer Horror
  • 1960 – 1970 Psycho\'s and Zombies
  • 1970-1980 The Birth of the Slasher
  • 1980-1990 Modern Horror Begins
  • 1990- 2000 Scream until you like it

http://www.horrorseek.com/horror/realm/history.htm

horror s appeal
HORROR’S APPEAL
  • Adrenaline rush
  • Attracted biologically to threats
  • Safe way of exploring the unknown
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MARCH 27-30, 2008

Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

http://www.whc2008.org

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Author Guest of Honor Dennis Etchison

Artist Guest of Honor John Jude Palencar

Special Guest Jeff Strand

mystery and suspense
MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE

Novelty in a suspenseful plot

appeal
APPEAL
  • The Puzzle
  • Believability
types of horror in mysteries
TYPES OF HORROR IN MYSTERIES
  • PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABUSE
  • PARANORMAL
minor
MINOR
  • Precognitive Feeling
  • Religious or Cultural Belief
  • Psychic of the Detective
major
MAJOR

Paranormal element plays an equal part of the story

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APPEAL
  • Relationship
  • Alpha Male
  • Happily ever after
  • Safe response to woman’s needs and desires, feelings and fantasies
  • Predictability of the story
  • Fascination to the Magical
  • Horror fear factor is deemphasized
subgenres
Subgenres

Psychic

Gothic

fantasy
FANTASY
  • The Impossible is Possible : Magic, supernatural powers or supernatural creatures
  • Setting: Must be consistent within the story
  • Plot: Always tells a tale (“Cinderella to Beowulf to Stephen Donaldson”)
dark fantasy linked to horror
DARK FANTASY LINKED TO HORROR
  • Both genres scare or terrify
  • Difference is “magic” and the conflict between good and evil
  • May overlap with horror
urban fantasy
URBAN FANTASY

“Set in contemporary, real-world, urban settings where something strange and otherworldly is lurking be it vampires, werewolves, faeries or something else.

Redefining itself as a genre

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URBAN FANTASY
  • Strong heroines finding their destinies and saving the world (Buffy the Vampire effect)
  • Genre blending of action, adventure, mystery and fantasy
  • Crossover appeal to Paranormal Romance Readers
  • Popular with adults in their 20’s
appeal factors for teens
Appeal Factors for Teens
  • GORE FACTOR - Thirst for blood, violence and the Supernatural. The grosser the better
  • FEAR FACTOR - Love to be scared
  • NOT BORING – Page Turner
  • FORBIDDEN – Adults Disapprove of Genre
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What we need to remember is that horror allows teens to face their fear and defeat them in a safe environment
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TIPS
  • Don’t Assume: Check with the teen on their definition of “scary”
  • Quality Matters Not Quantity (So Weed Old Copies)
  • Cool Covers Do Make a Difference
vampires
Vampires

A perennial Favorite

but vary in theme and mood

STAR CROSSED

LOVE

HUMOROUS

BONE CHILLING HORROR

werewolves and shapeshifters
WEREWOLVES AND SHAPESHIFTERS

Metaphor for PHYSICAL and PSYCHOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION

supernatural
SUPERNATURAL

Gothic

HUMOROUS

TO

funny horror
FUNNY HORROR

A blending of humor and horror

Shifts moods rapidly

f paul wilson
F. Paul Wilson

REPAIRMAN JACK SERIES

horror westerns
HORROR WESTERNS

Graphic Novels

Strange Adventures

of Rangergirl

reader s advisory for the non horror reader
READER’S ADVISORY FOR THE NON – HORROR READER
  • Patron enjoys thrillers of any kind
  • Patron does not mind blood and guts
  • Patron prefers character-driven plots to action-driven stories
  • Patron does not mind fantasy elements in their novels
ebooks
EBOOKS

http://www.horrorlibrary.net/

online sources booklists reviews
ONLINE SOURCES –Booklists, Reviews
  • Salt Lake County Library System

http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/horror.htm

  • Monster Librarian

http://www.monsterlibrarian.com/

  • Horror Reader

http://www.horrorreader.com/

online sources booklists reviews1
ONLINE SOURCES –Booklists, Reviews
  • Horrorworld

http://www.horrorworld.org/

  • Necrofile

http://www.lsu.edu/necrofile/

  • The Cabinet of Dr Casey

http://www.thecabinet.com/index.php

other sources
OTHER SOURCES

June Michelle Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca. Read on….Horror Fiction. CT: Libraries Unlimited 2006

on horror by robert hershon
On Horror by Robert Hershon

If it is horrible to be burned alive by savage tribesman

Who dance and leap about as your wrist watch melts,

It is horrible to be burned by a hot pot.

If it is horrible in the great gothic house when the hairy claw

Comes through the velvet drape and clutches your throat,

It is horrible when your child touches your hand as you sleep.

If it is horrible when the fiendish vaudevillian, in a rage because you were in the fourth grade with his wife, pins you to the wall with his wicked throwing knives and takes dead aim at your breast pocket,

It is horrible to mince onions.

If it is horrible to be buried under an avalanche of snow and rocks

Set off by a mad alpinist, shrieking in the thin air,

It is horrible to drop a book on your toe.

If it is horrible to be drowned in the relentless flood as you were racing to warn the FBI that bearded saboteurs were lurking near the dam,

It is horrible to scrub your feet in the bath.

But if the pot boils without heat?

If the child’s eyes are dark, the infant prowling?

If the book, new to your eyes, curses your name?

There is horror in all love, in the sweet apple.

The mouth cannot taste it, the hand cannot feel it.

Horror is small and warm and damp

And wears your mother’s dresses

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