Do you like being scared? That Is, do you enjoy horror movies, scary books, thriller TV shows?
What is it about the thrill of fear that we enjoy?
A few years ago, an English professor named Walter Kendrick decided to investigate. He wanted to know why, over the last couple of centuries, our taste in entertainment had taken a dark turn
The result was his 1991 book called The Thrill of Fear. And if you are a fan of ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and vampires, stick with us.
I spoke with him a couple of days before Halloween in 1991. So here now, from 1991, Walter Kendrick.
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