Macabre city offerings and variously vile movie locations are explored in hair-raising detail in this entertaining travel guide. The names and addresses of people, places and - of course - things associated with the horror genre - such as the real-life Baltimore haunts of Edgar Allen Poe, the final resting place of Bela Lugosi and Stephen King's Maine - are coupled with trivia, travel tips, photographs and a ghoulishly fun narrative. Includes information on the locations used in cult classics such as Dawn of the Dead, The Exorcist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Leon Marcelo has been a horror fiend since first reading Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" at the tender age of thirteen. His writing has been featured in Deep Red, Fangoria, Rue Morgue, Chiller Theatre, Ultra Violent, Horror Biz, Carpe Noctem, Morbid Curiosity, and Virus (Germany). He is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where his work concentrates on composition and rhetoric and, of corpse, horror in literature and film.