Wasteland by W. Scott Poole

Author: W. Scott Poole

Category: General Nonfiction

Regular price: $11.99

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Deal starts: March 18, 2023

Deal ends: March 18, 2023


A historian and Bram Stoker Award nominee traces the birth of modern horror films and literature back to World War I, exploring how the conflict influenced H.P. Lovecraft, Franz Kafka, and other artists of the genre.
From Nosferatu to Frankenstein’s monster, from Fritz Lang to James Whale, the touchstones of horror can all trace their roots to the bloodshed of the First World War.
Bram Stoker Award nominee W. Scott Poole traces the confluence of military history, technology, and art in the wake of World War I to show how overwhelming carnage gave birth to a wholly new art form: modern horror films and literature.