Revealing Horror for Weenies by Emily C. Hughes

Love getting the reference but hate being scared? We’re thrilled to share the cover of Horror for Weenies by Emily C. Hughes, a smart and funny crash course in 25 iconic horror movies, from Psycho to Hereditary—publishing September 3, 2024 with Quirk Books.

You don’t have to miss out just because you don’t like to be frightened! Stop trying to read nonsensical Wikipedia plot summaries (we know you’re doing it), and let an expert tell you everything you need to know about the most influential horror films of the past 60 years—without a single jump scare or a drop of gore.

With a rundown of the history and significance of horror cinema, explanations of common tropes, and detailed entries on 25 important movies ranging from Night of the Living Dead to The Blair Witch Project to Get Out, Horror for Weenies will turn even the scarediest of cats into a confident connoisseur.

Each entry includes:
• A detailed plot summary, with enough jokes that it won’t freak you out
• Smart, illuminating analysis of the film’s themes and cultural significance
• Descriptions of iconic scenes you definitely do not want to look at
• Talking points for impressing even the biggest scary-movie buffs

Never get left out of a conversation again!

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Horror for Weenies

Emily C. Hughes

Everything You Need to Know About the Films You’re Too Scared to Watch

Cover design by Paige Graff

Emily C. Hughes wants to scare you. Formerly the editor of Unbound Worlds and, she writes a newsletter about horror literature and curates a list of the year’s new scary books. Her first book, Horror For Weenies: Everything You Need to Know About the Films You’re Too Scared to Watch, will hit shelves in September 2024 from Quirk Books. You can find her writing elsewhere in The New York Times, Vulture, Reactor Magazine, Electric Literature, Thrillist, and more. Emily lives in crunchy western Massachusetts with her husband and four idiot cats.

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