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Splatter Flicks: How to Make Low-Budget Horror Films Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B0040ZNZT4
- Publisher : Allworth; 1st edition (September 7, 2010)
- Publication date : September 7, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 1716 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 280 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #47,156 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Seriously folks, ANYBODY could have written this book!
It reads like a poor college thesis on "what's wrong with the horror genre" more than a useful practical guide to splatter movie making. Imagine hearing a lecture from some college girl talking about horror movies but she has a grudge against the genre because women are often portrayed as victims and you'll get a clear indication of what you're in for. There are VERY FEW illustrations, and most important of all, there should have been extensive sections on special effects since they are so integral to splatter flicks. There is so much great information out there that the author could have used which would have given great tips to aspiring movie makers but the lame 'section' on FX consists of pathetic 'Halloween Party' make-ups!
The author simply is NO authority on making low budget splatter movies and should have just filled the book entirely with material from the people who gave their advice, but NO, she obviously wants to persuade aspiring horror movie makers to make very PC friendly movies so she decided to turn this 'how to' book into her own personal soapbox. The sad fact of the matter is that if she was writing about any other 'how to' subject she would have been torn apart by astute reviewers for lack of credentials, so why should anyone listen to her advice on making splatter flicks? One can't help but wonder if the author assumed that writing a book on making 'splatter flicks' would allow her to escape criticism?
This 'how to' book is a fake and is simply a shameless rip-off targeting splatter movie fans. If you want to read VERY entertaining and HIGHLY INFORMATIVE books on making low budget splatter flicks read Danny Draven's EXCELLENT "The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead" and the hilarious AND informative Lloyd Kaufman books "All I Need to Know about Filmmaking I Learned from the Toxic Avenger" and "Make Your Own Damn Movie".
NOTICE HOW THE ONLY 4 STAR REVIEW (at the time I'm writing this) HAS NO OTHER PRODUCTS LISTED IN THEIR REVIEW SECTION! (It is most likely a 'fake' review either by the author herself or a friend / family member)