Cognitive and Philosophical Approaches to Horror

In Harry Benshoff (ed.), Blackwell Companion to the Horror Film. Blackwell (forthcoming)
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Four main issues have occupied center stage in the analytic-cognitivist work on horror: (1) What is horror? (2) What is the appeal of horror? (3) How does it frighten audiences? and, (4) is it irrational to be scared of horror fiction?

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