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The Frighteners

(2018)
Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore
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The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies.

Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: what is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out? And in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world?

Grab your crucifixes, pack the silver bullets and join the Sinister Minister on his romp into our morbid curiosities.



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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Frighteners: A Journey Through our Cultural Fascination with the Macabre
Author(s): Peter Laws
ISBN: 1-5107-2676-4 / 978-1-5107-2676-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse
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March 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore
Author(s): Peter Laws
ISBN: 1-78578-220-7 / 978-1-78578-220-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore
Author(s): Peter Laws
ISBN: 1-78578-396-3 / 978-1-78578-396-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore
Author(s): Peter Laws
ISBN: 1-978643-55-1 / 978-1-978643-55-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Frighteners
Author(s): Peter Laws
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Frighteners
Author(s): Peter Laws
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Frighteners
Author(s): Peter Laws
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Frighteners: A Celebration of our Fascination with the Macabre
Author(s): Peter Laws
Publisher: Skyhorse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & Gore
Author(s): Peter Laws
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU