I want to talk about the Horror 101 project. The book is starting to get some of the recognition it deserves and I wanted to bring it to the attention of any horror fans that might be reading.

Just a quick note: this isn’t a sales pitch… I don’t get any royalties from this work, I just think it’s a lot of fun and a worthy read for any horror movie fan.

Horror 101 came into being when editor Aaron Christensen decided to rally together the large pool of knowledge found on the Internet Movie Database’s Horror Community into a cohesive work of literature. Over the course of many months he worked hard to solicit and combine some very interesting essays on 101 of the most influential horror movies from the dawn of cinema to the present day. I was lucky enough to be one of the members he approached and my essay – The Uninvited – can be found on page 282.

What makes the book so much fun, and so unusual, is the angle from which Christensen requested the essays. He required that instead of only discussing the movies themselves, each entry also discusses the personal affect and influence the movie had on the author. The result is 101 essays of a very personal nature and the book offers as much of an insight into the psyche of the horror fan as it does into the movies themselves. The passion and verve that each author has for the genre really shines through and elevates Horror 101 far above most other dry and scholarly books about horror movies.

If you’re interested in reading the book, you can purchase it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Horror-101-List-Monster-Movies/dp/1887664793.

~CGW