Modern Mythmakers: Interviews with Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and Filmmakers

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This collection of 26 original interviews provides firsthand accounts from many of the entertainment industry's most influential writers, filmmakers, and entertainers. Interviewees include horror film icons Elvira and Herschell Gordon Lewis; world-renowned science fiction and fantasy authors Ray Bradbury, Laurell K. Hamilton, and John Saul; and many others. The interviews are accompanied by a brief introduction, several quotes from the interviewee's industry peers, and the interviewee's complete bibliography or ...

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Overview

This collection of 26 original interviews provides firsthand accounts from many of the entertainment industry's most influential writers, filmmakers, and entertainers. Interviewees include horror film icons Elvira and Herschell Gordon Lewis; world-renowned science fiction and fantasy authors Ray Bradbury, Laurell K. Hamilton, and John Saul; and many others. The interviews are accompanied by a brief introduction, several quotes from the interviewee's industry peers, and the interviewee's complete bibliography or filmography. Also included are a foreword by the Amazing Kreskin and an afterword by three-time Bram Stoker Award winner Charlee Jacob.

About the Author:
Michael McCarty is a former stand-up comedian, musician and managing editor of a music magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786434978
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael McCarty is a former stand-up comedian, musician and managing editor of a music magazine. This is his third non-fiction book. He lives in Rock Island, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Foreword The Amazing Kreskin 1

Famous Monster Speaks: Forrest J. Ackerman 7

Farewell Summer: Ray Bradbury 15

The Wind Caller: P. D. Cacek 23

Gathering the Bones: Ramsey Campbell 29

Someplace to Be Flying: Charles de Lint 38

The Queen of Halloween: Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) 47

Impossible Places: Alan Dean Foster 54

Development Hell: Mick Garris 61

Seduced by Moonlight: Laurell K. Hamilton 67

Road to Hell: Gerard Houarner 77

All of Us Dying: George Clayton Johnson 83

Razored Saddles: Joe R. Lansdale 90

The Wizard of Gore: Herschell Gordon Lewis 96

The Burning: Bentley Little 104

Necroscope: Brian Lumley 111

Laughing All the Way to the Blood Bank: Christopher Moore 118

Creepers: David Morrell 123

To Our Ringworld's Childrens' Childrens' Children: Larry Niven 134

The Runner Who'll Never Die: William F. Nolan 141

The Man Who Sees Tomorrow: Frederik Pohl 151

The London Vampire Panic: Michael Romkey 161

Perfect Nightmares: John Saul 167

Night of the Living Dead Girl: Kyra Schon 175

The Jazz Man of Horror: Peter Straub 180

Mr. Punktown: Jeffrey Thomas 189

Heir to the Empire: Timothy Zahn 199

Afterword Charlee Jacob Jacob, Charlee 207

Index 211

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