Wes Craven: The Man and his Nightmares

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Overview

The life and film genius of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven

Wes 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...

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Overview

The life and film genius of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven

Wes 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
  • Draws on the author's new interviews with 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 4

If 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470497500
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 705,800
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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.
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    I love him

    He is the man

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2014

    CUPCAKES

    YAMIMASH GIVES MARKIPLIER A CUPCAKE MARK EATS IT AND TAKES A NAP HE WAKES UP IN THE BASEMENT YAMI APPEARS IN FRONT OF HIM WEARING A SUIT MADE OF PONY SKIN WITH WINGS SEWN ON THE BACK AND A NECKLACE MADE OF UNICORN HORNS YAMI BEGINS TO CUT MARK'S CUTIE MARK WITH A SCALPAL MARK STARTS CRYING AND FLAPS HIS WINGS BUT YAMI HACKS THEM OFF WITH AN AX HE THEN PUTS HOT NAILS ON MARK'S HOOVES AND POUNDS THEM WITH A MALLET YAMI PUTS JUMPER CABLES ON THE NAILS AND SHOCKS MARK MARK WAKES UP AGAIN TO FIND THAT HIS STOMACH HAS BEEN CUT OPEN YAMI STARTS TO REMOVE THE ORGANS AND RIPS MARK'S HEART OUT WITH BLOOD SPLATTERING HIS SMILING FACE MARK THEN CLOSES HIS EYES THE END.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    MJ10

    IMAGINE MICHAEL JACKSON TORTURES AND MURDERS HIS BEST FRIEND PAUL MCCARTNEY FOR HIS ORGANS THAT ARE THE SPECIAL INGREDIENT FOR HIS CUPCAKES THAT WOULD BE AN AWESOME CREEPYPASTA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Wes is the best

    Freddy's hauting my dreams now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Scream!

    Scream is the best movie ever!

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