Shock Value by Jason ZinomanNPR recently aired an interview with Jason Zinoman about his new book Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood and Invented Modern Horror. Zinoman enthusiastically praised the accomplishments of early horror trailblazers such as George Romero, who is almost single-handedly responsible for the cult of the zombie present in our culture today. Folks like John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and Roman Polanski also appeared in Zinoman's analysis of the horror scene. Fans of classic horror and the evolution of genre would do well to pick up Shock Value, which is available via Penguin Press. You can read an excerpt of the book over at NPR's website.