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The Resource Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear, Margee Kerr

Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear, Margee Kerr

Label
Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear
Title
Scream
Title remainder
chilling adventures in the science of fear
Statement of responsibility
Margee Kerr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For as long as we've gathered by campfires to tell ghost stories, humans have always loved a good scare. From the splatter flicks of the 70s, to Japan's obsession with drowned girls, to creepy modern experiences like the overnight ghost hunt at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, the horror industry has thrived across time and cultures. Our obsession with getting scared is obvious to anyone who visits ScareHouse, a haunted house in Pittsburgh that is annually ranked among the scariest in the country, and has become a booming attraction with nearly 150 employees and lines wrapping around the block. It even has its own sociologist, who conducts surveys and observations to make its performances ever more terrifying. Her name is Margee Kerr. In this surprising, scary, entertaining book, Kerr puts her expertise to the test. Not merely content to observe others' fear, she confronts it in the form of things like skydiving, paranormal investigations, and a visit to Japan's infamous "suicide forest." In her willingness to explore the world's scariest attractions, Kerr shows why we seek out terror even when there is plenty to fear in everyday life. Whether she's dangling by a cable from a 116-story tower or experiencing New York City's "Extreme Haunt," BlackOut, in which participants are handcuffed, forced to crawl through dark tunnels, and given a gun and told to shoot someone, Kerr parses the elements of fear with humor and the precision of an expert. Along the way, she takes a personal journey that leads to valuable insights about what we fear--and what it says about who we are. "--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerr, Margee,
Dewey number
302/.17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F2
LC item number
K47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fear
  • Emotions
Label
Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear, Margee Kerr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781610394826
Lccn
2015018426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn903675821
  • 1490984
  • (OCoLC)903675821
Label
Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear, Margee Kerr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 274 pages
Isbn
9781610394826
Lccn
2015018426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn903675821
  • 1490984
  • (OCoLC)903675821

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