In 1978, he conceived, created and executively produced the seminal, classic film Halloween, directed by a then unknown John Carpenter. Budgeted at a mere $325,000 and distributed through Compass, Halloween grew into a phenomenon, becoming the most successful independent picture ever made. Yablans’ innovative approach to making and selling movies blazed the trail for subsequent independents such as New Line Cinema and the Weinstein Company.
Now retired, Yablans lives with his wife Diana in Palm Desert, California, where he writes and plays golf. The Man Who Created Halloween is his first book.
I found this book to be very well written and surprisingly interesting.
The Man Who Created Halloween is a "can't put it down" memoir by Irwin Yablans, the man who pioneered the most influential film franchise of the horror genre.
It was a very easy read - I couldn't put it down (finished it in one day!).
As someone who at time was very close to Irwin (former brother in law) I was truly fascinated by the book--very open & honest ---If you want to be inspired by a Man came from very... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Marty Schnagel
You cannot put this book down once you start reading. This story is fascinating, outrageous at times and great fun to read. Yablans' writing reminds me of Henry Miller. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Jogiluv
Such an American dream story, a very inspiring one. Where there is nowhere to go but up. Independent films are definitely my kind of movies, so I am always very curious to read... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by isabelle
This book is a page turner from page one. This is the story of Irwin Yablans' evolution from a kid, a high school drop-out, living a hard-scrabble existence on the streets of... Read morePublished on September 7, 2012 by Harold Gershowitz