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The quality of the filming is very low budget and most of the interviews take place around the Los Angeles area, where most of the people seem to live. There are no bells and whistles in this set, nor are the interviews done with any kind of flash or circumstance. This is simply a sit down between Stanley Wiater and the person being interviewed with a few questions being asked and the famous dark believer doing most of the talking. Of course, it's the interviews that are the most important aspects of this collection. In many ways, the interviews are priceless, especially since a number of the people here are now dead. So with that stated, you know exactly what you're getting when you buy this set, and believe me, it is worth the price of twenty-five dollars. That's just the cost of one hardcover novel.Read more ›
We get in-depth interviews conducted by Stanley Wiater with some of the greatest artists, writers, directors, and legends in their respective fields. Roughly 10 hrs worth of interviews are contained here with the likes of Clive Barker, Wes Craven, Stan Winston, Richard Matheson (and Junior), Richard Laymon, Forrest J Ackerman, Harlin Ellison, Skipp & Spector, Larry Cohen and many many more!
Wiater's interviews are well thought out and his questions are intelligent. He's not just some reporter, but a man who loves and works in the genre of fiction and it shows in the high quality of the conversation. Several of the individuals have died since this was shot in 2000 and 2001, making this show a valuable and lasting document, a tribute, to a few of the great minds and imaginations of our time.
I love it.
Seriously, what's not to love? Hardcore Horror fan Stanley Wiater has been making his Dark Dreamers series of interviews when people were paying him and when he had to pay for it himself. The guy is dedicated.
Through the years he collected possibly hundreds of interviews and in this first volume, Wiater brings together talks with Clive Barker, the late great Forrest J Ackerman, Richard Matheson, Nancy Kilpatrick, Edo Van Belkom, John Saxon, Douglas Clegg, Jack Ketchum, Gahan Wilson, and that's just the first DVD! There are still three more to go!
According to the box, these interviews were brought together between 2000 and 2001.
They're nearly a decade old! Not topical? Sure! But what these people had to say about their career, their history, and their views all transcend the "now" anyway. Seriously, do you want Matheson to opine on the latest celebutard scandal or do you want him to tell you what it was like being young and working with Boris Karloff and Vincent Price?
Some of the folks on this DVD set are no longer with us, making this collection even more valuable as a Horror Thriller fan's archive. There are interviews with Richard Laymon, Joseph Stefano, and Stan Winston to name a few.
I've played through the whole thing twice now and I'm sure I'll watch it again. The interviews aren't filled with Access Hollywood or TMZ drooling sugar babble. Stanley asks the kinds of questions we would ask if we only had his wonderful jaw-dropping opportunity.
Dark Dreamers Volume 1 collects two seasons of DARK DREAMERS on four DVDs and that's it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The people interviewed cover the horror spectrum pretty well from writers, to directors, actors to producers. Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by drewman88
I love watching interviews of my favorite authors, and that's why I wanted to get this. All the interviews in this dvd are interesting. If you like horror authors than get this. Read morePublished on July 6, 2011 by Dagon Rising