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How to Survive a Horror Movie

All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

Seth Grahame-Smith


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Digital Audiobook (7/28/2011)


Written by the screenwriter and producer behind Stephen King’s It, and with an introduction by horror icon Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street), this is a hilarious must-read for any horror movie fan—and it just might save your life

Are you reading this in a cornfield, at a summer camp, or in an abandoned mental institution? Have you noticed that everything is poorly lit, or that music surges every time you open a door? If the answer is yes, you’re probably trapped in a horror movie. But don’t freak out—just read this book! With it you will learn how to overcome every obstacle found in scary films, including:

• How to determine what type of horror film you’re trapped in
• The five types of slashers and how to defeat them
• How to handle killer dolls, murderous automobiles, and other haunted objects
• How to deal with alien invasions, zombie apocalypses, and other global threats
• What to do if you did something last summer, if your corn has children in it, or if you suspect you’re already dead
So don't be afraid: no vampire, zombie horde, cannibal hillbilly, Japanese vengeance ghost, or other horror movie monster can hurt you—as long as you have this book.

Praise For How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills

“Grahame-Smith’s little volume is just like a horror movie: entertaining and…a fun afternoon’s diversion.”
The Hartford Courant

“If you have snakes on your plane, did something last summer or suspect you’ve been dead since the beginning of the movie, then this is the book for you.”

“If anyone would know how to survive a horror movie, it would be Seth Grahame-Smith.”
Tulsa World

How to Survive a Horror Movie is essential reading for horror movie buffs of all ages.”
Think Geek

“Insightful, funny, and a must-have companion for any horror fan.”
Geeks of Doom

“A tongue-in-cheek guide loaded with humorous insights to the many familiar cinematic tropes that populate the genre.”
Horror DNA, 4 star review

Quirk Books, 9781683691464, 176pp.

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

About the Author

Seth Grahame-Smith is a New York Times best-selling author (Pride and Prejudice and ZombiesAbraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter), screenwriter (Dark Shadows; The Lego Batman Movie), and producer (Stephen King’s It) of film and television. His novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies debuted at #3 on the New York Times Best Seller List, has sold over two million copies, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. A film adaptation was released in 2016.