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Behind the horror : true stories that inspired horror movies / written by Dr. Lee Mellor.

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 791.43616 M527b 2020 (Text) 33126024450474 New YA Nonfiction Checked out 10/23/2020
Erlanger Branch 791.43616 M527b 2020 (Text) 33126024450482 New YA Nonfiction Checked out 11/19/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 1465492380
  • ISBN: 9781465492388
  • Physical Description: 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations : 20 cm.
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
M: A city searches for a murderer 1931 : The serial killers of Weimar Germany -- Rope 1948 : The murder of Bobby Franks -- Psycho 1960 and The Texas chain saw massacre 1974 : The crimes of Ed Gein -- Frenzy 1972 : The crimes of John Christie and Neville Heath, and the Hammersmith nude murders -- The exorcist 1973 : The possession of "Roland Doe" -- Jaws 1975 : The Jersey Shore shark attacks, the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, and the life of Frank Mundus -- The town that dreaded sundown 1976 : The Texarkana moonlight murders -- The Amityville horror 1979 : The haunting of 112 Ocean Avenue -- Poltergeist 1982 : the Seaford poltergeist -- A night mare on Elm Street 1984 : Sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome -- The serpent and the rainbow 1988 : The strange tale of Clairvius Narcisse -- The silence of the lambs 1991 : Ted Bundy, the Green River killer, Gary Heidnik, Ed Kemper, Jerry Brudos, Dr. Alfredo Balli Trevino, Andrei Chikatilo, and the Monster of Florence -- Scream 1996 : The murder of Janet Christman and the crimes of the Gainesville Ripper -- The Mothman prophecies 2002 : The Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia -- Wolf Creek 2005 : The crimes of Ivan Milat and the murder of Peter Falconio -- The Conjuring 2013, Annabelle 2014, and The Conjuring 2 2016 : The haunting of the Perron Farm, the case of the Annabelle doll, and the Enfield poltergeist -- The Witch 2015 and The Lighthouse 2019 : The Salem Witch Trials and the Smalls Lighthouse tragedy.
Summary, etc.:
"Which case of demonic possession inspired The Exorcist? What horrifying front-page story generated the idea for A Nightmare on Elm Street? Which film was based on the infamous skin-wearing murderer Ed Gein? Unearth the terrifying and true tales behind some of the scariest Horror movies to ever haunt our screens, including the Enfield poltergeist case that was retold in The Conjuring 2 and the serial killers who inspired Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Behind the Horror dissects these and other bizarre tales to reveal haunting real-life stories of abduction, disappearance, murder, and exorcism."--Amazon.
Subject: Horror films > History and criticism.
Horror tales.
Supernatural.
Crime.

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