Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Introduction to Horror Fiction

This guide is a collection of various resources for undergraduate students to use in reading and writing about horror fiction..


The videos below are a great visual resource for those wanting to become more acquainted with the genre.

Excellent introduction video created by librarians that covers the history of the genre, themes, subgenres, and even some modern book recommendations.

This short video gives you the background knowledge you will want when going into reading Frankenstein either for the first time or again with this helpful context about Shelley's headspace when crafting her novel.