Screams & Nightmares

The Films of Wes Craven

Brian J. Robb

In Screams & Nightmares, Brian J. Robb examines the entire career of legendary film maker Wes Craven, from his low-budget beginnings to his most recent box office hits, from the banned thriller The Last House on the Left and the cult classic The Hills Have Eyes to the outrageous Shocker and The People Under the Stairs.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Birlinn
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781913538729
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 8.65 X 5.7 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$24.95

Overview
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Writer, producer, and director Wes Craven has successfully tapped into the horror vein for over forty years, serving up scary, funny, cutting-edge thrillers that have become classics in the genre. His films have been both critical and commercial successes, most notably Nightmare on Elm Street, which spawned a series of sequels and made Craven (and his creation, Freddy Kruger) an international sensation. He then created a second indelible series in the horror movie trope with Scream.

In Screams & Nightmares, Brian J. Robb examines Craven's entire career, from his low-budget beginnings to his most recent box office hits, from the banned thriller The Last House on the Left and the cult classic The Hills Have Eyes to the outrageous Shocker and The People Under the Stairs. Through exclusive interviews with Craven, Robb provides in-depth accounts of the making of each of the films – including the final instalments of the Scream series – Craven's foray into writing novels, and his numerous television projects.

About The Author
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Brian J. Robb is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling biographer. He has also written on silent cinema, the films of Philip K. Dick, Laurel and Hardy and the Star Wars movies and he won the Tolkien Society Award for his book Middle-earth Envisioned. He is a founding editor of the Sci-Fi Bulletin website and lives near Edinburgh.

REVIEWS
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"...a remarkably addictive and easy-to-read guide to Craven’s work, piling in juicy snippets and lesser-known background . . . a comprehensive picture of Craven and his output."

- Nick Joy, Si-Fi Bulletin

"definitive. . .info-packed and exceptionally well written. . .there is no writer better qualified to chronicle the life and work of a remarkable talent."

- Barry Forshaw, The Dark Side

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