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Blue Light Of The Screen: On Horror, Ghosts, and God

by Claire Cronin

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Pub Date: 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 7.75 x 5.25 inches
Case Quantity: 28

ISBN: 9781913462055
TB Code: 2305042
Availability: 76 in stock

Blue Light of the Screen is about what it means to be afraid -- about immersion, superstition, delusion, and the things that keep us up at night. A creative-critical memoir of the author's obsession with the horror genre, Blue Light of the Screen embeds its criticism of horror within a larger personal story of growing up in a devoutly Catholic family, overcoming suicidal depression, uncovering intergenerational trauma, and encountering real and imagined ghosts.

As Cronin writes, she positions herself as a protagonist who is haunted by what she watches and reads, like an antiquarian in an M.R. James ghost story whose sense of reality unravels through her study of arcane texts and cursed archives. In this way, Blue Light of the Screen tells the story of the author's conversion from skepticism to faith in the supernatural.