S.A. Bradley

Tags: Memoir, Culture
Title: Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happier and Healthier
Publication Date: November 26, 2018
Website: https://hellbentforhorror.com
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

Book Description:

Horror has the gripping ability to captivate…and enthrall. It hooks you with unnerving stories of dread and evil, pushes your limits and pokes every phobia. Audiences love to be scared but behind every muffled scream is something deeper and even more fascinating.

In Screaming for Pleasure, S.A. Bradley takes you on a wild journey exploring horror, where you’ll discover what is so tantalizing about terror, including:
•Rare insights about some of the greatest fright directors of all time, like David Cronenberg, Guillermo Del Toro and John Carpenter, culled from hundreds of interviews.
•An in-depth look at 6 of the most impactful horror films by women directors, plus a list of over 15 women directors you should be watching now.
•Relive the most terrifying and shocking moments in horror film history with detailed breakdowns of over 100 films.

Plus, you’ll uncover how horror lets you peek in at what may be lurking within yourself.

Screaming for Pleasure thrills you with the beauty and depth of the horror genre, dissecting films, literature and music that reveals how horror constantly reinvents itself and reflects the anxieties of each generation.

Whether you’re frightened to watch scary movies alone or a horror obsessive, Screaming for Pleasure is the entertaining guide to help cinephiles of all types fall in love with horror again.

Author Bio:

S.A. Bradley is the host of the popular podcast Hellbent For Horror, exploring all things horror across books, film, comics, and music. Bradley has loved being scared by over 1,600 horror films. He’s turned his passion into purpose, sharing his expansive knowledge on dozens of podcasts and in anthologies like Medium Chill and EvilSpeak magazine. Hellbent For Horror was a 2017 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards nominee for Best Multi-Media Horror Site and was described by director Guillermo Del Toro as “Well researched, articulate and entirely absorbing.” Bradley’s first book, Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy, is a thrilling ride through the horror genre and its intense effect on every generation. He shows how you can be enriched by horror.

Prior to becoming a champion of horror, Bradley served in the U.S. Air Force and was a firefighter. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their dog, Fiona, where they can often be found meditating in a death metal mosh pit or dancing around a Northern Californian fire pit drum circle. Get your spook on by following Bradley on Twitter @hellbenthorror or on his website, Hellbentforhorror.com.