this book a few weeks ago and it recommended Stephen King's Danse Macabre, of course I needed to pick it up.
What is particularly interesting about this book is it's original release date--30 years ago. What this means is that King delved deep into history prior to 1981 in this book, and it was a deep history indeed. I appreciate King's connection back to his own life and history, and I loved his insights on why we love horror. My favorite chapters were when King was talking about his own life and love of horror.
I must also give a shout-out to all three of his introductions as well. His intro from the first re-print was insightful and hindsightful, if you will. It was eye-opening while still inviting.
King's most recent introduction I found to be the most interesting part of his book; I do think this was because it brought to light more recent horror films and novels. I thank Mr. King for his film recommendation list at the end of this introduction, and I look forward to continuing to enjoy the horror genre more deeply with his insights.