JOYCE papers presents a source of culture and inspiration in the form of pivotal literary and visual works.

The Book of Horror: The Anatomy of Fear in Film


Matt Glasby

Published Date



Frances Lincoln



Matt Glasby definitely knows his horror.

About this book

Matt Glasby definitely knows his horror. A film journalist for Total Film, GQ, SFX and many more, through his thirty-four essays and more than a hundred suggestions for further viewing, he categorizes seven techniques, or scare tactics, that horror films rely on to work their dark magic. Glasby examines the finer details of featured films with fun infographics and a beautiful set of illustrations by London artist Barney Bodoano. All artworks are in black and white with clever use of chiaroscuro.

You may also like