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On the Eve of Halloween: The American Horror Tradition
Carl Sederholm is a professor of humanities at BYU and a specialist on the American Gothic. We talk with him about the American horror tradition as it appears in American literature. How far back does it go and what are the lines of this tradition's development? Also, what really lies behind the thrill of the scream or spine-tingling shudder? Do we have some innate "need" for fright?—Original airdate: 10/30/2006

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