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Scary Good: Briefel Book Makes New York Magazine ‘Approval Matrix’ Archives

Approval Matrix Avia Briefel Horror Book

Horror After 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror (University of Texas Press, 2011), the latest book by Associate Professor English Aviva Briefel has won a spot on New York magazine’s coveted Approval Matrix, an “oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.”

Examining the thriving afterlife of horror films, the volume, which Briefel co-edited with writer-activist Sam J. Miller, includes 11 essays on topics ranging from political violence and psychological horror to apocalyptic terror – and lands solidly in “brilliant” territory, according to New YorkView the Approval Matrix.