Just in time for Halloween, the upcoming book The Science of Monsters will explore the truth behind horror's most iconic frights. Authors Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl interviewed experts for their book and discovered that sometimes truth is scarier than fiction. Topics include the real-life creatures that have inspired villains in horror movies and medical conditions that some films are based on.
If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let the women behind the Horror Rewind podcast take you to the world where horror and science meet. Join Kelly and Meg as they unravel the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of famous monsters like Nosferatu, Norman Bates, Dracula, Frankenstein, and many more.
In The Science of Monsters, the duo discover the real science behind our greatest fears. In interviews with experts at the top of their field, they seek answers to questions like:
How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead?
Are there instances of shape shifting in nature like in The Wolfman?
What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger?
Is there scientific data supporting ghost detection like the tools used in Poltergeist?
What is the psychological drive that compels cannibals like Hannibal Lecter?
And so much more!
The project is described as "an approachable and frightfully fun examination of what goes bump in the night, The Science of Monsters will thrill every horror fan."