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Horror 201: The Silver Scream Vol.1 (Crystal Lake's Horror 101 Book 2) Kindle Edition
The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.
Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to Horror 101: The Way Forward (both Bram Stoker Award nominated non-fiction anthologies), delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.
That’s right, film legends and authors such as Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ed Naha, Patrick Lussier, Stephen Volk, Nancy Holder, Tom Holland, John Shirley, William Stout, and John Russo want to share their expertise with you through informative, practical, career-building advice.
These are the folks behind movies and novelizations such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Buffy, Resident Evil, The Stand, Critters, Tales from the Crypt, Child’s Play, Fright Night, Thinner, The Langoliers, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and even Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Horror 201 also entertains. You’ll see a side of your favorite authors, producers, and directors never seen before – combining fun and entertainment with informative career-building advice.
Horror 201 is aimed at arming generations of authors, screenwriters, producers, directors, and anyone else interested in the film industry, from big budget movies to the independent film circuit, as well as the stage.
Horror 201 covers:
- Horror as culture
- Scare tactics
- The evolution of the horror film
- Viewer desensitization
- Watching your story come to life
- Screenwriting advice
- Dissecting screenplays
- A production company case study
- Tricks of the trade
- Writing tips
- Advice on Producing
- Advice on Directing
- Funding and distributing a film
- Entertaining tidbits and anecdotes
And so much more!
Horror 201: The Silver Scream is perfect for people who:
- are looking to delve into screenplay writing
- want to write their first screenplay
- are fans of the horror movie industry
- like to follow the careers of their favorite directors
- are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
- are looking to pay more bills with their art
- are trying to establish a name brand
- are looking to get published
- are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
- are seeking contacts in the film industry
The full line-up includes:
Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr., Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.
Don’t let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.
Horror 201- carrying on the proud tradition of Stephen King’s On Writing, Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, and On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association. Don't miss out on Horror 101 and Horror 201 Vol.2.
Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths
From the Publisher
Tales from the Darkest Depths
Since its founding in 2012, Crystal Lake Publishing has quickly become one of the world’s leading publishers of Dark Fiction and Horror books. With multiple award nominations and wins (including the HWA’s Specialty Press Award), we put integrity, honor, and respect at the forefront of our publishing operations.
Join the Crystal Lake adventure as we strive to present only the highest quality fiction and entertainment, while also supporting authors along their writing journey.
"This is a must have book for all writers looking to break into filmmaking." - Michael Laimo
"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
"With essays and interviews from the likes of John Carpenter, Richard Chizmar, Dan Curtis, Harry Shannon, Edward Lee and the late great Wes Craven, HORROR 201: THE SILVER SCREAM serves up prime cuts of fresh meat and raw broken bone for the palate of the discerning horror fiction and flick aficionado." - Steve Vernon (author of Tatterdemon)
"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 Vol.1 is chock-full of advice from many different artists associated with the movie industry." - Blaze McRob
"A treasure of insights, anecdotes, and advice on the art and craft of horror films--from those who are in the trenches doing it. A must-read for fans and future filmmakers alike." - Taylor Grant, Award-Winning Filmmaker, The Muse, Sticks & Stones, The Vanished
About the Author
- ASIN : B016P9ADCO
- Publisher : Crystal Lake Publishing (October 14, 2015)
- Publication date : October 14, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3725 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 255 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #893,479 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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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!
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!
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.
Truly inspirational both for those starting out, and those already in the industry, words to be heeded by some well known names in the business.
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.