Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: A Mortal's Guide to Making Horror Movies (Second Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: A Mortal's Guide to Making Horror Movies (Second Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: A Mortal's Guide to Making Horror Movies (Second Edition, Paperback)

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Focal Press Book: The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: A Mortal's Guide to Making Horror Movies (Second Edition, Paperback)

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  • Author: Danny Draven
  • Paperback, 436 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: December 8, 2015
  • How to Write/Produce/Distribute A Film
  • See How Low-Budget Can Be High-Quality
  • Companion Website with Video Footage
  • Exclusive Interviews with Horror Legends
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Learn how to write, produce, direct, and distribute your own low-budget, high-quality horror film in this second edition of The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: A Mortal's Guide to Making Horror Movies, a Focal Press paperback book by Danny Draven. An award-winning producer, director, and writer himself, Draven knows more than a thing or two about the subject. Benefit from real-world advice, updated information on new technology, and information on modern distribution methods and delivery. Additionally, enjoy exclusive interviews with horror legends and other industry pros.

From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to horror filmmaking shares all the insider secrets you need to make your own spine-tingling movie from start to finish. As an added bonus, feast your eyes on production stills from recent horror flicks, and enjoy over an hour of behind-the-scenes video footage and movie trailers on the companion website.

New in this Second Edition: Interviews with More Industry Pros
  • Mick Garris ("Sleepwalkers," "Bag of Bones," "Desperation," "The Stand")
  • John Ottman (Composer/Editor of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," "The Usual Suspects")
  • Mark Ordesky & Jane Fleming (Producers of "Lovely Molly," "Exists")
  • Kane Hodder ("Friday the 13th" Parts 7-10 (Jason), "Hatchet")
  • Tibor Takacs (Director of "The Gate," "Spiders 3D," "Megasnake")
  • John Debney (Composer of "Predators," "Sin City," "End of Days")
  • Jojo Draven (Composer of "Ghost Month," "Reel Evil")
  • Michael Berryman ("The Hills Have Eyes," "Weird Science")
  • Mike Mendez (Director of "The Gravedancers," "Big Ass Spider!")
  • Neal Marshall Stevens (Screenwriter of "Thir13en Ghosts," "Hellraiser: Deader")
  • Chris Alexander (Editor in Chief of Fangoria Magazine)
  • Jessica Cameron (Actress/Director of "Truth or Dare")
  • Denise Gossett (Founder of Shriekfest Film Festival)
Updated Companion Website
  • Behind the scenes videos for films films such as "Puppet Master," "Blood Dolls," "Trancers," "Subspecies," "Reel Evil," "Ghost Month," and more!
  • A revised collection of horror movie trailers
  • Sample scripts, schedules, storyboards, agreements, and more
Other Featured Interviews with Horror Film Pros
  • James Wan ("Saw," "Insidious," "The Conjuring")
  • Robert Englund (Freddy from "Nightmare on Elm Street")
  • Robert Kurtzman ("From Dusk Til Dawn")
  • Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator," "From Beyond," "Dagon")
  • Tom Savini ("Night of the Living Dead")
  • Lloyd Kaufman ("Toxic Avenger")
  • Charles Band ("Parasite," "Metalstorm," "Ghoulies")
  • John D. LeMay ("Friday the 13th: The Series")
  • David DeCoteau ("Puppet Master 3," "Sorority Babes in the Slimball Bowl-O-Rama")
  • Debbie Rochon ("Tromeo & Juliet")
  • Reggie Bannister ("Phantasm")
  • Sam McCurdy (Director of Photography of "Dog Soldiers," "The Descent," "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")
  • H.P. Lovecraft's Notes on Writing Weird Fiction
  • And more

Table of Contents

FOREWORD by CHARLES BAND

PART ONE - The Horror Genre
CHAPTER 001: The Mechanics of Monsters & Story
PART TWO - Pre-Production
CHAPTER 002: Getting Started
CHAPTER 003: Casting a Horror Film
CHAPTER 004: The Horror Film Crew
CHAPTER 005: Pre-Production Tips & Tricks
PART THREE - Production
CHAPTER 006: Producing a Horror Film
CHAPTER 007: Directing a Horror Film
CHAPTER 008: Cinematography of a Horror Film
CHAPTER 009: War Stories & Advice From the Trenches
PART FOUR - Post-Production
CHAPTER 010: Editing Horror Films
CHAPTER 011: The Sound of Horror Films
CHAPTER 012: The Music of Horror Films
CHAPTER 013: CGI
CHAPTER 014: The Pitfalls of Post
PART FIVE - Distribution and Marketing
CHAPTER 015: Distribution for Horror Films
CHAPTER 016: General Delivery Requirements
CHAPTER 017: Horror Film Festivals
CHAPTER 018: Marketing and Selling Yourself
CHAPTER 019: The Future of Horror
BOOK WEBSITE COMPANION CONTENTS
Focal Press Presents:
HORROR FILMMAKING DOCUMENTARY (30 minutes) With Danny Draven
A 20-minute behind-the scenes featurette from 's film "Ghost Month"
A 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette from Danny's film "Cryptz"
A 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette from Danny's film "Deathbed"
A 10-minute behind-the-scenes featurette from Danny's film "Darkwalker"
The Danny Draven Trailer Reel: Trailers for all 6 feature films
Selected Horror Movie trailers
Horror Script Samples (PDF files): "Ghost Month" and "Cryptz"

About the Author

Danny Draven is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of genre films. 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 B-movie studio Full Moon Pictures ("Puppet Master" series, "Trancers"). There, he cut his teeth before starting his own production company, Graven Imageworks. 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 ("Fortress," "Re-Animator"), legendary cinematographer Mac Ahlberg ("Beverly Hills Cop 3"), and executive producer Mark Ordesky ("Lord of the Rings" Trilogy). Danny is also the author of three published books on genre filmmaking, in addition to being a member of the Producers Guild of America and a dog aficionado.
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Subject How to write, produce, direct, and distribute your own low-budget horror film
Author Danny Draven
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Number of Pages 436
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number 9781138908796
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published December 8, 2015
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