9780470497500

Wes Craven : The Man and His Nightmares

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470497500

  • ISBN10:

    0470497505

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-03-08
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

The life and film genius of Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes CravenWes Craven is one of the most successful and iconic horror movie directors in Hollywood. His masterful examination of the nightmarish nexus of dreams and reality helped spark a career that has spanned close to forty years. Then, with their mix of horror, sex, and humor, Craven's Scream movies helped revitalize the slasher film genre. An absorbing portrait of cult film director Wes Craven's life and career in film Drawing on the author's new interviews with Wes Craven, including little-known details about the director's life and work Insights into the making of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and the Scream films-the #1 horror franchise of all time Fascinating stories about the director's work with a range of producers, screenwriters, and actors, including Robert Englund Publication timing ties in with the release of Scream 4If you've ever had nightmares about Freddy Krueger or psychopaths wearing Halloween scream masks, or if want to know more about the director behind the new Scream 4, this is one book you simply have to read.

Author Biography

JOHN WOOLEY spent more than two decades as the horror-film writer for the Tulsa World and as a regular contributor to Fangoria magazine. He coauthored The Big Book of Biker Flicks and the Forgotten Horror series, and his novels include Old Fears, which was optioned for film adaptation by Wes Craven.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Prologue.

1 Total Immersion.

2 Young Nightmares.

3 Big City, Big Stress.

4 The Last House on the Left.

5 Kind of Monsters.

6 Mixed Blessings.

7 Godzilla Goes to Paris.

8 More Shockers.

9 The People under the Stairs.

10 Scream.

11 Scream 2 and Beyond.

12 Cursed, but Not Entirely.

13 Alive and Not Kicking.

Notes.

Resources.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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