David J. Skal

David J. Skal (1952-2024)was one of the world’s preeminent authorities on monsters and horror in popular culture. His book Hollywood Gothic: The Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen (Norton, 1990) was hailed as “the ultimate book on Dracula” by Newsweek; The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror (Norton, 1993) has had multiple translations and is widely considered the standard historical and critical survey. His official website is monstershow.net.

books by David J. Skal