Writing The Horror Movie

Author: Marc Blake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441195068
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Writing The Horror Movie from the Author: Marc Blake. Tales of horror have always been with us, from Biblical times to the Gothic novel to successful modern day authors and screenwriters. Though the genre is often maligned, it is huge in popularity and its resilience is undeniable. Marc Blake and Sara Bailey offer a detailed analysis of the horror genre, including its subgenres, tropes and the specific requirements of the horror screenplay. Tracing the development of the horror film from its beginnings in German Expressionism, the authors engage in a readable style that will appeal to anyone with a genuine interest in the form and the mechanics of the genre. This book examines the success of Universal Studio's franchises of the '30s to the Serial Killer, the Slasher film, Asian Horror, the Supernatural, Horror Vérité and current developments in the field, including 3D and remakes. It also includes step-by-step writing exercises, annotated extracts from horror screenplays and interviews with seasoned writers/directors/ producers discussing budget restrictions, screenplay form and formulas and how screenplays work during shooting.

Interviews With B Science Fiction And Horror Movie Makers

Author: Tom Weaver
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786428589
Size: 62.49 MB
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Interviews With B Science Fiction And Horror Movie Makers from the Author: Tom Weaver. For fans of SF and horror films, will there ever be a decade to compare with the 1950s? Actors, directors, producers, and crews prevailed over microbudgets and four-day shooting schedules to create enduring films. This book turns a long-overdue spotlight on many who made memorable contributions to that crowded, exhilarating filmmaking scene. John Agar, Beverly Garland, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Gene Corman, and two dozen more reminisce about the most popular genre titles of the era. Lengthy, in-depth interviews feature canny questions, pointed observations, rare photos, and good fun.

The Horror Film

Author: Stephen Prince
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813533636
Size: 70.50 MB
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The Horror Film from the Author: Stephen Prince. Focusing on recent postmodern examples, this is a collection of essays reviewing the history of the horror film and the psychological reasons for its persistent appeal.

Planks Of Reason

Author: Barry Keith Grant
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810850132
Size: 19.84 MB
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Planks Of Reason from the Author: Barry Keith Grant. The original edition of Planks of Reason was the first academic critical anthology on horror. In retrospect, it appeared as a kind of homage to the "golden age" of the American horror film, as this genre played an increasing role in film culture and American life. This revised edition retains the spirit of the original, but also offers new takes on rediscovered classics and recent developments in the genre.

The Horror Film Reader

Author: Alain Silver
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879102975
Size: 55.46 MB
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The Horror Film Reader from the Author: Alain Silver. These essays offer a broad overview of the horror film genre, from the silent screen to Scream 3, demonstrating how it remains defiantly, frighteningly alive.

On Writing Horror

Author: Mort Castle
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582976938
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On Writing Horror from the Author: Mort Castle. The masters of horror have united to teach you the secrets of success in the scariest genre of all! In On Writing Horror, Second Edition, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, David Morrell, Jack Ketchum, and many others tell you everything you need to know to successfully write and publish horror novels and short stories. Edited by the Horror Writers Association (HWA), a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting dark literature, On Writing Horror includes exclusive information and guidance from 58 of the biggest names in horror writing to give you the inspiration you need to start scaring and exciting readers and editors. You'll discover comprehensive instruction such as: The art of crafting visceral violence, from Jack Ketchum Why horror classics like Dracula, The Exorcist, and Hell House are as scary as ever, from Robert Weinberg Tips for avoiding one of the biggest death knells in horror writing—predicable clichés—from Ramsey Campbell How to use character and setting to stretch the limits of credibility, from Mort Castle With On Writing Horror, you can unlock the mystery surrounding classic horror traditions, revel in the art and craft of writing horror, and find out exactly where the genre is going next. Learn from the best, and you could be the next best-selling author keeping readers up all night long.

The Writing Dead

Author: Thomas Fahy
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1626745501
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The Writing Dead from the Author: Thomas Fahy. The Writing Dead features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating shows. They include some of television’s biggest names—Carlton Cuse (Lost and Bates Motel), Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, and Pushing Daisies), David Greenwalt (Angel and Grimm), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator series,Aliens, and The Abyss), Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica), Brian McGreevy (Hemlock Grove), Alexander Woo (True Blood), James Wong (The X-Files, Millennium, American Horror Story, and Final Destination), Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files and Millennium), Richard Hatem (Supernatural, The Dead Zone, and The Mothman Prophecies), Scott Buck (Dexter), Anna Fricke (Being Human), and Jim Dunn (Haven). The Writing Dead features thought-provoking, never-before-published interviews with these top writers and gives the creators an opportunity to delve more deeply into the subject of television horror than anything found online. In addition to revealing behind-the-scene glimpses, these writers discuss favorite characters and storylines and talk about what they find most frightening. They offer insights into the writing process reflecting on the scary works that influenced their careers. And they reveal their own personal fascinations with the genre. The thirteen interviews in The Writing Dead also mirror the changing landscape of horror on TV—from the shows produced by major networks and cable channels to shows made exclusively for online streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Studios. The Writing Dead will appeal to numerous fans of these shows, to horror fans, to aspiring writers and filmmakers, and to anyone who wants to learn more about why we like being scared.

Chicago Tv Horror Movie Shows

Author: Ted Okuda
ISBN: 9781893121133
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Chicago Tv Horror Movie Shows from the Author: Ted Okuda. The first comprehensive look at the horror movie programs that found their way to local TV stations in the 1950s, this book discusses how the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television but eventually began to embrace it, and it focuses on films grouped into the horror genre. Thousands of films that had long been gathering dust in film studio vaults gained new life with TV genre programming, and Chicago's tradition of TV horror movie shows was born in 1957. During my generally misspent youth, I devoted an inordinate amount of time watching the most preposterous movies ever made. I use the word preposterous advisedly, because that s the precise term to describe films involving giant scorpions, teenage werewolves, little green Martians, big alien brains, fire-breathing space turtles, 50-foot women, puppet people, humongous leeches, killer shrews, and grasshoppers as big as the Shedd Aquarium. Not that I have any regrets. --Author Ted Okuda, from the Introduction Although the motion picture industry initially disparaged and feared television, by the late 1950s, studios saw the medium as a convenient dumping ground for thousands of films that had long been gathering dust in their vaults. As these films found their way to local TV stations, enterprising distributors grouped the titles by genre so programmers could showcase them accordingly. It was in this spirit that Chicago s tradition of horror TV movie shows was born. TV viewers couldn t get enough of the old monster movies everything from glossy Frankenstein and Dracula epics to low-budget cheapies featuring giant grasshoppers and teenage werewolves. Here in Chicago, these films were broadcast on such horror movie shows as Shock Theatre, Thrillerama, Creature Features, and Screaming Yellow Theater. Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows: From Shock Theatre to Svengoolie is the first comprehensive look at Chicago s horror movie programs, from their inception in 1957 to the present. Through career profiles of the Horror Hosts who provided comedic interludes between commercial breaks, discover which creepy presenter was one of the 12 reporters to travel around the country with the Beatles during their 1965 66 U.S. tour, and learn about the politics behind Channel 32's sudden (and outrageous) switch from Svengoolie to the Ghoul. Also included are broadcast histories of such hostless programs as Creature Features, Thrillerama The Big Show, The Early Show, The Science Fiction Theater, and Monster Rally, along with a guide to 100 fright films broadcast on Chicago television and a look at the Shock! horror library that started a TV craze. Filled with rare photographs and ever-before-published data, Chicago TV Horror Movie Shows celebrates a grand tradition in local television.

Author: Стівен Кінг
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 966146569X
Size: 41.61 MB
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from the Author: Стівен Кінг. Коли Торранси найнялися доглядати взимку за розкішним готелем, вони й гадки не мали, який невимовний жах чекає на них… Одного разу там скоїлася страшна трагедія: колишній доглядач зарубав сокирою власну родину. Саме тут п’ятирічний Денні дізнався, що він може бачити справжніх мешканців будинку. І це — привиди. Хлопчику, наділеному даром передбачення, відкривається страшна суть речей. Він уже знає, звідки його родині загрожує смерть…

Author: Стівен Кінг
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 9661495483
Size: 80.23 MB
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from the Author: Стівен Кінг. Усе почалося с того, що улюбленця родини Луїса Крида, кота Черча, збила вантажівка. Сусід запропонував йому поховати тварину на старому індіанському кладовищі. За легендами, воно має таємничу силу, яка здатна повертати до життя. І Луїс погодився… Уранці кіт повернувся додому живим. Майже живим…