How Well Do Horror Fans Survive Real Pandemics?

As if prepared for it all their lives, fans of horror fiction plunge now into a real pandemic. A new study looks at their psychological prospects. “Pandemic Practice: Horror Fans and Morbidly Curious Individuals Are More Psychologically Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Coltan Scrivner [pictured here, stylistically], John Johnson, Jens Kjeldgaard-Christiansen, and Mathias Clasen, PsyArXiv, […]

Music for Sharks and Subs

Which styles of music might be best at representing an underwater silent menace? Specifically, the underwater silent menaces of submarines and sharks? Musicologist Linda Maria Koldau, professor of musicology at the Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Aarhus University, in Denmark, examines this problem in the current (inaugural) issue of the scholarly journal Horror Studies. The essay, […]