Summary

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
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.
©2011 John Wooley (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Nick on 15-04-18

Too much about the times and not enough about Wes

Enjoyed listening out for the classic Craven films that I loved but did not hear enough about either Craven or the making of the movies but more about the society around them and their releases

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5 out of 5 stars
By James M. Patton on 07-01-18

A great overview of a great & creative career!

From his early days, to Freddy, to changing horror with the Scream series, you will travel the career of Craven and the movies that a generation loves. A great telling.

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1 out of 5 stars
By WhosYourChubby on 24-12-16

Will bore you to sleep.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Make it fun to read. This thing is so boring I could not get past chapter 6. Filled with boring information about the times his movie was made more than any real info on Wes.

What could John Wooley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written a good book that was about Wes Craven and not the times around Wes Craven.

What didn’t you like about Pete Larkin’s performance?

Nothing. His feeble attempt to sounds like Wes was so bad.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, nothing!

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money. If you want to know what was happing in the world at the time Wes made his movies this is the book for you. If you want to read about Wes, wrong book.

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