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Produce, direct and promote your own chilling horror film with real-world advice from award-winning, independent producer/director Danny Draven! From the history of horror and the technique of the scare to pre-production and distribution, this complete, full-color guide to horror filmmaking uncovers all the insider secrets for creating your own successful movie. Sharing his personal filmmaking experience, Draven reveals how to create a spine-tingling horror film from start to finish. You'll not only discover how to craft the story, but also how to master using production techniques, music, lighting and editing to thrill audiences. Straight-from-the-set tips will help you avoid common filmmaking pitfalls, and extensive information on marketing and distribution will show you how to get your film out to the public.
Plus, learn from groundbreaking horror legends including:
Find even more hands-on horror advice and over an hour of video extras on the companion web site!
- Lloyd Kaufman, Toxic Avenger
- Robert Kurtzman, From Dusk till Dawn
- James Wan, Saw
- Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare of Elm Street films
- Stuart Gordon, Re-Animator
- Tom Savini, Night of the Living Dead
- "Godfather of Gore" Herschell Gordon Lewis
- Charles Band, Trancers
- David DeCoteau, Puppet Master 3
- John D. LeMay, Friday the 13th: The Series
- Debbie Rochon, Tromeo & Juliet
- Reggie Bannister, Phantasm
- and many more.
THE FILMMAKER'S BOOK OF THE DEAD
- Behind-the-scenes footage from Ghost Month, Cryptz, Darkwalker and Deathbed
- A collection of independent horror film trailers
- Sample scripts, schedules and agreements
- Classic behind-the-scenes footage from Puppetmaster, Blood Dolls, Dead Hate the Living and more courtesy of Full Moon Features
- Listing of horror film festivals and distributors
- Write, produce, and distribute your own low-budget but high-quality horror film
- Find over an hour of behind-the-scenes video footage and movie trailers on the companion web site!
- Exclusive interviews with horror legends
by Danny Draven
Foreword by Charles Band
Release Date: January 22, 2010
Full Color Book - 392 Pages.
Publisher: Focal Press
From the Back Cover
"Danny Draven is THE renaissance film dude!" ~ Charles Band, producer of the Puppetmaster, Trancers, and Subspecies series
"Everything I've learned about filmmaking I've learned from Roger Corman, Charles Band, Fred Olen Ray and Danny Draven.
Roger taught me efficiency, Charlie taught me showmanship, Fred taught me tenacity and Danny taught me everything I needed to know about post-producing a movie" - David DeCoteau - Director of over 80 feature films.
Low-budget filmmakers aspiring to make a horror movie
FOREWORD by CHARLES BAND
PART ONE The Horror Genre
PART TWO Pre-Production
- CHAPTER 001: The Mechanics of Monsters & Story
PART THREE Production
- CHAPTER 002: Getting Started
- CHAPTER 003: Casting a Horror Film
- CHAPTER 004: The Horror Film Crew
- CHAPTER 005: Pre-Production Tips & Tricks
PART FOUR Post-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 SIX Distribution and Marketing
- 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
- 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
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