Folkland Book Club featuring books from Small Press Distribution
Join us on Zoom for a monthly book club featuring titles from Small Press Distribution. To reserve a free copy of our latest book (while supplies last) and to get a Zoom invitation, call Christy Thomas at 510-238-6570.
OUR AUGUST 2021 BOOK CLUB PICK: Be Scared of Everything: Horror Essays by Peter Counter
Literary Nonfiction. Film. Music. Horror. Slinging ectoplasm, tombstones, and chainsaws with aplomb, BE SCARED OF EVERYTHING is a frighteningly smart celebration of horror culture that will appeal to both horror aficionados and casual fans. Combining pop culture criticism and narrative memoir, Counter's essays consider and deconstruct film, TV, video games, true crime, and his own horrific encounters to find importance in the occult, pathos in Ouija boards, poetry in madness, and beauty in annihilation.
Comprehensive in scope, these essays examine popular horror media including Silent Hill, Hannibal, Hereditary, Alien, Jaws, The X-Files, The Terror, The Southern Reach Trilogy, Interview with the Vampire, Misery, Gerald’s Game, The Sixth Sense, Scream, Halloween, The Blair Witch Project, The Babadook, the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Slenderman stories, alongside topics like nuclear physics, cannibalism, blood, Metallica, ritual magic, nightmares, and animatronic haunted houses. This is a book that shows us everything is terrifying—from Pokemon to PTSD—and that horror can be just as honest, vulnerable, and funny as it is scary.