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Horror 201: The Silver Scream Paperback – December 30, 2015
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"As an in-depth look into what it takes to produce great horror films, we can think of no better resource on the market!" - Dave Jeffery & James Hart (Award winning film makers from Venomous Little Man Productions) "Horror 201: The Silver Scream will be seen as a landmark, the ultimate practical guide to horror filmmaking that will hopefully create and arm an entire generation of horror screenwriters and aspiring directors." - Aaron Sterns "Following the big success of Bram Stoker Award nominated HORROR 101: THE WAY FORWARD, Crystal Lake Publishing is back again with HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM, making the transition from fiction to film. As with the former title in the series, HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM is jammed packed with entertaining, interesting, and useful material for would-be horror filmmakers and insatiable movie geeks who just have to know about everything. The amazing interviews with Wes Craven, George A. Romero, and John Carpenter alone are worth the price of the book. Horror fans, whether film or fiction, need this book - and really anyone interested in movies period. Recommended!" - Aaron J. French, Editor-in-Chief of Dark Discoveries "No one teaches horror. As a student of terror, realizing just how useful it is in teaching how society works and is influenced, that is a shame. Horror 201 opens the door again, but be careful... you don't know what lurks on the other side. The truth is scary." - David C. Hayes "Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a brilliant glimpse into the horror and movie making industry. This book will point the way, light the path and ignite the fires inside you and get you putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard." - Linzi Osburn
About the Author
Joe Mynhardt is a HWA nominated South African horror writer, publisher, editor, and teacher. Joe is the owner of Crystal Lake Publishing (Publisher of the Year in the 2013 This Is Horror Awards), which he started in August, 2012. Since then he's published and edited short stories, novellas, interviews and essays by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Jack Ketchum, Graham Masterton, Adam Nevill, Lisa Morton, Elizabeth Massie, Joe McKinney, Edward Lee, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Mick Garris, and hundreds more. Just like Crystal Lake Publishing, Joe believes in reaching out to all authors, new and experienced, and being a beacon of friendship and guidance in the Dark Fiction field. Joe's influences stretch from Poe, Doyle and Lovecraft to King, Connolly and Gaiman. His collection of short stories, Lost in the Dark, is available through Amazon. You can read more about Joe and Crystal Lake Publishing at www.crystallakepub.com or find him on Facebook. Joe is also an Associate member of the HWA.
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Horror 201: The Silver Scream is a milestone in horror history and filmmaking history. This invaluable collection will take you far and deep, thrusting you into the inside world of horror movies! Consider this book a beacon, calling out to you, guiding you through your craft and showing you the best way to go.
If you've ever wanted to go back stage or behind the scenes, now you do it from the comfort your couch, bed, or favorite lounge chair! Horror 201 brings an exciting aspect to world of horror - the ability to learn from the pros! This is a turning point in horror and film history, and will certainly continue to inspire, teach, and guide everyone who is involved in the industry!
The Definitive guide to filmmaking and film makers by the best in the field.
An insightful and interesting book full of fun facts and stories that only people in the business would know about.
Some of the people in this book I knew of, others I don't know but all I had interesting tips about screenwriting, their favourite films, favourite books and other parts of the horror film industry.
Have you ever wanted to make a movie, ever wonder how it’s done? Perhaps, you already have a film or two under your belt. Whatever your situation may be this is a book worth looking into! What about you writers? Ever dream of seeing your work on the big screen? You too can find invaluable tips on what works and what doesn’t when it comes to adapting a story to a screenplay.
As a person who has no aspirations for filmmaking (only film watching, LOL), I still found this a fascinating read. Interwoven between how-tos and what-not-to-dos, you will find amusing anecdotes, insider info, and WOW moments of “I didn’t know that’s how it’s done.”
When you have the likes of Wes Craven, Ed Naha, George Romero, Patrick Lussier, and all the rest of these greats giving advice, how could you not want to read what they have to say? Thoroughly entertaining and oh so informative, this is a book that anyone interested movies will surely want to read! Whether you like Horror or not, the tips found here can be adapted to any genre. Buy it, you’ll like it!
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