after hiding from the threat for some years i've decided to face the monster and have agreed to teach a course on horror films in the spring . . . while i know at least some of the interesting work on the genre, a lot of what i know is fairly advanced, certainly too complicated for non specialist undergrads most of whom will be taking the course simply to fulfill a humanities distribution requirement . . . can anyone recommend materials [a book or, perhaps even better, a number of essays] that would provide appropriate background reading for such a course . . . to the extent that the material touches on [or tackles] the latent gender issues in the genre i would be especially grateful thanks much mike frank ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.