During in depth conversations withhorror and science fiction film writers and directors, filmmakers Chris and Kathleen Vander Kaay find answers to this question, along with the inside story on the inspiration, creation, and behind the scenes experiences of box office blockbusters Horror movies have a shady reputation because of their flaws and eccentricities Horror wants us to laugh when we re uncomfortable, keep looking when we want to turn away, and live with a total lack of happy endings Perhaps that s why we respect these films as a subculture And because no one expects horror films to toe the line, they get to flirt with madness and imperfection while making the most interesting, controversial observations That s why this book exists Part of the subject matter in horror films is blunt and graphic and doesn t need further illumination Other parts are brave, transgressive, explorative, and restless While exploring these themes withartists, the Vander Kaays uncover a surprisingly honest appraisal of the human psyche A great read The insightful and probing questions posed by the authors help to reveal some interesting insights into the thoughts, ideas, humor and passions of those involved in making our favorite horror files live After reading The Anatomy of Fear I was inspired to re watch some great old horror classics I haven t seen in years, with renewed appreciation. The interviews herein are full of nuggets of wisdom from some of the horror industry s most beloved writers directors I saved oodles of quotes for reference in my own horror writing.
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- The Anatomy of Fear: Conversations with Cult Horror and Science Fiction Film Creators
- Chris Vander Kaay
- 23 May 2018 Chris Vander Kaay