Horror cinema has grown in popularity over the decades, and this expanded edition of a dictionary first published in 2008 reflects this growth in the additions to its pages. Having spent 30 years researching and writing about the horror genre—and also attending festivals to interact with filmmakers and fans—Hutchings is very knowledgeable, and in the dictionary he offers a variety of ways to help novice horror viewers and cult fans alike make connections. In this second edition he provides numerous updates to the film cycles since publication of the first edition, and also adds many historically important films and filmmakers. The front matter includes a lengthy chronology that casts a wide view of the horror genre throughout its history, starting with 1764 Great Britain and covering countries and films across the globe, ending in 2017 with Italy and the US. Two appendixes reveal horror cinema’s successes at the Oscars and Saturn Awards; the bibliography has been updated to include the most recent literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers.