How to Survive a Horror Movie

How to Survive a Horror Movie: All the Skills to Dodge the Kills - Seth Grahame-Smith, Wes Craven

How to Survive a Horror Movie


Seth Grahame-Smith, 2007


Do you think you might be living inside a horror movie? First, this book will explain how to tell if you are (and if you are, what type or horror movie you're in, because this is also important). Second, this book will give you the tips you need to survive. Everything from how to perform an exorcism to how to survive an alien invasion, it's all here. Read this book - your life may depend on it.


I've read one novel by Grahame-Smith before this point (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), which I found moderately enjoyable. This book has the same humor dialed up to eleven. This is a humorous ode to pop culture masquerading as a self-help book. And I loved it. It's a quick read (less than 200 pages including illustrations), and enjoyable even if you haven't seen all of the movies referenced. And despite coming out in 2007, the book is only slightly dated - most of the movies hinted at in this book are still classics, so the only problem is that we're missing the new wave of horror movies from the last 12 years. 


Quick and funny, definitely worth a read if you enjoy horror movies even a little bit.