Booth Librarian Steve Brantley has selected a number of titles on the subject of fear, monsters and the monstrous in literature and film. The selections span a range from Beowulf and Bela Lugosi, to special effects makeup and “fantastic victoriana.” Most of the books are on display and available for checkout on the 3000 level corridor, but a few are e-books, accessible right here (see below). The full catalog list can be retrieved using the tag “monstrous” whenever you are viewing any one of the catalog records.
Any EIU library user can view a selected list of electronic encyclopedia entries from our collection of hundreds of reference e-books.
Monsters from: Gaster, Theodor H. “Monsters.” Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay Jones. 2nd ed. Vol. 9. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 6163-6166. Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Dragons from: Grottanelli, Cristiano. “Dragons.” Encyclopedia of Religion. Ed. Lindsay Jones. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 2430-2434. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Horror Films from: “Horror Films.” Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film. Ed. Barry Keith Grant. Vol. 2. New York: Schirmer Reference, 2007. 391-399. Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Ghoul from: Bishop, Kyle William. “Ghoul.” Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth. Ed. June Michele Pulliam and Anthony J. Fonseca. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2014. 110-111. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Some ebooks to pique your interest:
- Sex,Sadism, Spain and Cinema: The Spanish Horror Film
- Psycho, The Birds, and Halloween: The Intimacy of Terror in Three Classic Films
- The Literary Monster on Film: Five Classic Nineteenth Century British Novels and Their Cinematic Adaptations
- Terror and Everyday Life: Singular Moments in the History of the Horror Film
- Introduction to Japanese Horror Film
The Monstrous List