Dark Visions - Conversations With the Masters of the Horror Film

Dark Visions - Conversations With the Masters of the Horror Film

by Stanley Wiater
     
 

The Maestros of Celluloid Terror The lights dim. The giant screen flickers. And suddenly our most gruesome and ghastly nightmares come to blood-chilling life before our eyes. From filmmakers whose macabre images haunt our dreams to actors and make-up artists who conspire to create monsters, twenty-two brilliant purveyors of cinematic dread usher into their… See more details below

Overview

The Maestros of Celluloid Terror The lights dim. The giant screen flickers. And suddenly our most gruesome and ghastly nightmares come to blood-chilling life before our eyes. From filmmakers whose macabre images haunt our dreams to actors and make-up artists who conspire to create monsters, twenty-two brilliant purveyors of cinematic dread usher into their unique world of shadows and terror - sharing with us the secrets of their remarkable craft: the visual art of fear.

Featuring in-depth interviews with horror filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors: Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen, Roger Corman, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Robert Englund, Stuart Gordon, Gale Ann Hurd, Michael McDowell, Caroline Munro, William F. Nolan, Vincent Price, Sam Raimi, George A. Romero, Tom Savini, Dick Smith, Joseph Stefano, Stan Winston, Kevin Yaoher, Brian Yuzna, Paul M. Sammon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013773974
Publisher:
Delabarre Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
01/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Stanley Wiater has sold over 700 short stories, interviews and articles since 1980, when his first short story was published. His fans have enjoyed four collections of interviews with the authors and filmmakers of horror and the fantastique. He has worked with Stephen King on The Stephen King Universe and with Richard Matheson on a collection of Matheson’s Twilight Zone scripts. His Dark Thoughts: On Writing sets out the tips and tricks of the trade from some of the genre’s best authors, including Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Anne Rice.

To this day, he still enjoys reading horror fiction, and he teaches workshops at the University of Massachusetts on freelance writing, as well as in horror, mystery and suspense writing. He emphasizes the business end to his students, in an effort to help them succeed.

Stanley Wiater has worked on comic book scripts, mostly with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He also wrote the only authorized guide to this phenomenally popular comic. He created a script for a computer game called Jon Dark: Psychic Eye which is as yet, unpublished. He has also reached into the world of edutainment by writing AlphaSaurs, an educational program to help preschoolers learn their ABC’s.

Wiater has been hosting the television series, Dark Dreamers. The episodes profile the great creative minds in horror, like Clive Barker, Wes Craven and Harlan Ellison. In Wiater’s own words, “Dark Dreamers is the first and only show to go right to the hearts of darkness: the homes and studios of the world’s greatest dark dreamers.” For horror aficionados, this series will bring them into the creative process of all of their favorites.

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