TALK YOU TO DEATH: Filmmaking Advice from the Mavericks of the Horror Genre

TALK YOU TO DEATH: Filmmaking Advice from the Mavericks of the Horror Genre

by Danny Draven


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Author & award-winning filmmaker Danny Draven introduces you to over 40 of his friends, mentors and colleagues working in the horror film business today. He conducts candid one-on-one interviews with each professional and asks all the right questions. The result is all the right answers that will give you and your craft an insider perspective on how to succeed in the movie business.The information is valid for people working in all genres, not just horror! A treasure trove of insider information to help you avoid the pitfalls. Listen up and let these pros TALK YOU TO DEATH!

The Featured Interviewees are:

Roger Corman (Legendary Producer of over 550 films like House of the Fall of Usher and Piranha)

Charlie Clouser (Composer of the SAW series, Resident Evil: Extinction, and former Nine Inch Nails band member)

Jeff Burr (Director of Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, Puppetmaster 4 & 5)

James Cullen Bressak (Producer/Director/Writer of Bethany, Pernicious, To Jennifer and Blood Lake)

William Butler (Friday the 13th VII: The New Blood, Night of the Living Dead)

Jamie Bernadette (Producer/actress of The 6th Friend and I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu)

Mick Garris (director of Stephen King's Sleepwalkers, Bag of Bones, Desperation, The Stand)

John Ottman (Composer/Editor of X:Men: Days of Future Past, The Usual Suspects, Halloween: H20)

Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Former New Line Cinema execs and producers of Lovely Molly and Exists. Ordesky was an executive producer of the Lord of The Rings trilogy)

Kane Hodder (Jason from the Friday the 13th, part 7 to 10, Hatchet)

Tibor Takacs (Director of The Gate, Spiders 3D, Megasnake)

John Debney (Composer of Predators, Sin City, End of Days)

Jojo Draven (Composer of Patient Seven, Ghost Month, Reel Evil)

Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Weird Science)

Mike Mendez (Director of The Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider! Tales of Halloween, Don't Kill it)

Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of Thir13en Ghosts, Hellraiser: Deader)

Chris Alexander (Editor, Filmmaker and Writer)

Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of Truth or Dare & Mania)

Denise Gossett (Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival)

James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, Fast & The Furious 7, Aquaman)

Robert Englund (Freddy from Nightmare on Elm Street)

Robert Kurtzman (From Dusk Til Dawn)

Stuart Gordon (Director of Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon, Dolls, The Pit and the Pendulum, Castle Freak)

Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead)

Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger series, Troma president)

Charles Band (Producer and Director of Parasite, Metalstorm, Ghoulies, the Puppet Master series and over 200 other cult classics)

John D. LeMay (Friday the 13th: The Series)

David DeCoteau (Puppet Master 3, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Creepozoids)

Debbie Rochon (Tromeo & Juliet, Model Hunger)

Reggie Bannister (Star of the Phantasm films)

Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography of Dog Soldiers, The Decent, The Hills Have Eyes 2)

Nathan Barr (Composer of Hostel,True Blood, Hemlock Grove)

Jim Dooley (Composer of When A Stranger Calls)

Chuck Williams (Bubba Ho-Tep)

Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, Wizard of Gore)

J.R. Bookwalter (The Dead Next Door)

H.P. Lovecraft's Notes on Writing Weird Fiction

and more...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692869512
Publisher: Lukan Books
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Danny Draven is an American born filmmaker of Irish-Jewish decent. He is an award-winning writer, director and producer of primarily genre films & TV. After receiving his film degree from Emerson College, he moved to Hollywood and worked his way up through the ranks until he began producing and directing sci-fi/horror films for independent genre studio Full Moon Pictures (Puppet Master Series, Trancers) where he cut his teeth before starting his own production company, Lukan Pictures. He has edited over 80 feature films, including films for Lionsgate, NBC Universal's Chiller TV and the SyFy Channel. He has worked with and been mentored by Hollywood veterans such as Master of Horror Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and legendary cinematographer Mac Ahlberg (Beverly Hills Cop 3, House), and executive producer Mark Ordesky (Lord of the Rings Trilogy). He is also the author of three published books on genre filmmaking (The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead, Genre Filmmaking & Talk You To Death), a sought-after film lecturer, (NAB Show, StoryExpo, etc.) a long-time member of the Producers Guild of America (Producer's Council), a martial artist, and a dog aficionado. His recent film called "Patient Seven" stars genre icon Michael Ironside (Total Recall, Scanners) and was a popular top 15 horror film on iTunes and has been praised by numerous critics, one calling it: "One of the greatest anthologies of the last decade." Draven continues to work on new film, TV and book projects full-time.

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TALK YOU TO DEATH: Filmmaking Advice from the Mavericks of the Horror Genre 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
FilmLoveBrooklyn More than 1 year ago
Totally rad book! I'm a huge horror fan, so this book featured interviews with some of my favorites like Roger Corman, James Wan and Stuart Gordon. What I liked was the honesty about making movies - it's like being at a bar and hanging out with these guys talking about the trails and tribulations of making movies! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for fans and filmmakers!