Reading in the Dark

The American Library Association ranked the books #94 in its list of the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books between 2000 and 2009. Many of the other titles listed can also either be categorized as gothic horror for children and young ...

Reading in the Dark

Dark novels, shows, and films targeted toward children and young adults are proliferating wildly. It is even more crucial now to understand the methods by which such texts have traditionally operated and how those methods have been challenged, abandoned, and appropriated. Reading in the Dark fills a gap in criticism devoted to children's popular culture by concentrating on horror, an often-neglected genre. These scholars explore the intersection between horror, popular culture, and children's cultural productions, including picture books, fairy tales, young adult literature, television, and monster movies. Reading in the Dark looks at horror texts for children with deserved respect, weighing the multitude of benefits they can provide for young readers and viewers. Refusing to write off the horror genre as campy, trite, or deforming, these essays instead recognize many of the texts and films categorized as "scary" as among those most widely consumed by children and young adults. In addition, scholars consider how adult horror has been domesticated by children's literature and culture, with authors and screenwriters turning that which was once horrifying into safe, funny, and delightful books and films. Scholars likewise examine the impetus behind such re-envisioning of the adult horror novel or film as something appropriate for the young. The collection investigates both the constructive and the troublesome aspects of scary books, movies, and television shows targeted toward children and young adults. It considers the complex mechanisms by which these texts communicate overt messages and hidden agendas, and it treats as well the readers' experiences of such mechanisms.

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Paradiso #8
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Ram V.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-03 - Publisher: Image Comics

"DARK DWELLERS," Part Four Jack struggles to keep the group together as fear and greed lead them astray. We understand The Pneumas, at last. And, witness the making of a new Guardian as sacrifices are made to protect loved ones. The stakes only get deadlier from here on.
The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

These horror stories -- never before compiled in one volume -- are carefully crafted, compelling and believable. Written in about the same decade as the Sherlock Holmes series, they will convince you that Arthur Conan Doyle was a master of more than just the detective story.
100+ Horror Collection. Scary Stories to Read in Bed Tonight. Illustrated
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, Francis Marion Crawford, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-25 - Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. These facts few psychologists will dispute, and their admitted truth must establish for all time the genuineness and dignity of the weirdly horrible tale as a literary form…
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Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Jim Riffel
Categories: Motion pictures
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The Beauty #25
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-14 - Publisher: Image Comics

Ezerae and Timo meet Foster and Vaughn. Bullets fly.