Monsters evil beings, mythical beasts, and all manner of imaginary terrors /

Like so many other eternal adolescents, I am fascinated by imaginary monsters- especially the luscious ghouls and extraterrestrials in sci-fi literature and Hollywood films. They always inspired both dread and attraction in me, or perhaps empathy is a better word. So, given this morbid interest, the...

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Main Author: Gilmore, David D., 1943- (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
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Summary:Like so many other eternal adolescents, I am fascinated by imaginary monsters- especially the luscious ghouls and extraterrestrials in sci-fi literature and Hollywood films. They always inspired both dread and attraction in me, or perhaps empathy is a better word. So, given this morbid interest, the present book may represent a coming to grips with a juvenile obsession that has endured well into middle age. The appeal of monsters reaches a peak in childhood, when all prudent boys and girls check under their beds at night for demons, but it lingers well into adulthood. In those who are seriously weird-a category I admit belonging to-it evolves into a luxurious repertory of fantasies, anxieties, and phobias.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 210 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780812203226
0812203224
0812220889
9780812220889