Craven had rst encountered this difficulty as early as the second Scream movie, when an early version of the script appeared online. 'We weren't very far along in the process,' Craven conrmed of the Scream 2 leak, 'but it was the very ...
Author: Brian J Robb
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Category: Performing Arts
In a remarkable career that spanned more than forty years, writer, producer, and director Wes Craven successfully tapped into the horror vein to create scary, funny, cutting-edge thrillers that have become classics in the genre. His films have been both critical and commercial successes, most notably A Nightmare on Elm Street, which spawned a series of sequels and made Craven (and his creation, Freddy Krueger) an international sensation. He then created a second indelible horror movie series 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, charting the rich tapestry of his life and career until his death in 2015.
It was kind of funny — since I've had a lot of experience with ghosts and screaming. ... Then we had closed ourselves in the den to act out the brother and sister roles in the script. ... “What are you two arguing about?
Author: R. L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. For the first time ever, it's a Goosebumps Christmas!Kate Welles doesn't want to be special. She just wants to play the lead in her school's Christmas play. Her annoying "friend" Courtney is constantly getting in the way of that. Can you even call someone a "friend" if all they do is make fun of you and ruin everything all of the time? But Kate has to get along with Courtney or else neither of them will be allowed to take part in The 12 Screams of Christmas. Kate and Courtney's teacher decides they need to find a special place to rehearse. A certain house with a special history. The kind of place that Kate would normally be pretty frightened to go into. The kind of place that gives new meaning to the term: Christmas Spirit.
She would be calling the shots, in terms of script approval and story development, and she would also be involved ... Curtis and Miner recruited Kevin Williamson, who was otherwise too preoccupied with scripting chores on Scream 2 to ...
Author: David Grove
Publisher: BearManor Media
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Jamie Lee Curtis launched her film career with the immortal 1978 horror classic Halloween, creating a heroine in Laurie Strode who would become the prototype for the ultimate scream queen. Subsequent roles in horror films like The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, Roadgames and Halloween II - all of which are genre classics - would cement Curtis' status as cinema's undisputed scream queen, a title she holds to this day. Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen details Curtis' career and life during her scream queen era and includes detailed and never-before-seen production histories - as well as running commentary - of the horror films that made Jamie Lee Curtis a genre icon. Featuring hundreds of interviews with Curtis' friends and colleagues - including John Carpenter, Richard Franklin, Debra Hill, Paul Lynch, Rick Rosenthal, Roger Spottiswoode - and years of intense research, Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen is a comprehensive biography, an invaluable film reference, and a painstaking document of horror film history. David Grove is the author of Fantastic 4: The Making of the Movie (Titan Books) and Making Friday the 13th (FAB Press). He has written for such publications as Dreamwatch, Fangoria, Film Review, Film Threat, Hot Dog, MovieMaker, Rue Morgue, Sci-Fi Magazine, Shivers and Total Film. He lives in British Columbia, Canada.
An unauthenticated early version of the script of Scream 2—which circulates on the internet and in movie memorabilia shops—has a different ending with two killers, Derek and Hallie, assisting Billy Loomis's mother.
Author: L. Andrew Cooper
Category: Literary Criticism
Eighteenth-century critics believed Gothic fiction would inspire deviant sexuality, instill heretical beliefs, and encourage antisocial violence—this book puts these beliefs to the test. After examining the assumptions behind critics’ fears, it considers nineteenth-century concerns about sexual deviance, showing how Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dorian Gray, and other works helped construct homosexuality as a pathological, dangerous phenomenon. It then turns to television and film, particularly Buffy the Vampire Slayer and David DeCoteau’s direct-to-video movies, to trace Gothicized sexuality’s lasting impact. Moving to heretical beliefs, Gothic Realities surveys ghost stories from Dickens’s A Christmas Carol to Poltergeist, articulating the relationships between fiction and the “real” supernatural. Finally, it considers connections between Gothic horror and real-world violence, especially the tragedies at Columbine and Virginia Tech.
2 at the box office with $19.3 million (Associated Press, “Moviegoers”). According to data from the website Box Office Mojo, the original Scream grossed $173 million worldwide, followed by $172 million for Scream 2, $161 million for ...
Author: Betty Kaklamanidou
Category: Social Science
The millennials, who constitute the largest generation in America's history, may resist a simple definition; nevertheless, they do share a number of common traits and also an ever increasing presence on film and television. This collection of new essays first situates the millennials within their historical context and then proceeds to an examination of specific characteristics--as addressed in the television and film narratives created about them, including their relationship to work, technology, family, religion, romance and history. Drawing on a multiplicity of theoretical frameworks, the essays show how these cultural products work at a number of levels, and through a variety of means, to shape our understanding of the millennials.
ADDITIONAL INFO: cast of characters; set list. Hardy Boys: The Silent Scream #2-11. PROD. NO.: 48715. AIR DATE: 11-27-1977. SCRIPT DATE: 10-31-1977. LAST REVISION: 11-08-1977. VERSION: revised script. PRODUCER: Boston, Joe.
Category: Performing Arts
In the early days of television, many of its actors, writers, producers and directors came from radio. This crossover endowed the American Radio Archives with a treasure trove of television documents. The collected scripts span more than 40 years of American television history, from live broadcasts of the 1940s to the late 1980s. They also cover the entire spectrum of television entertainment programming, including comedies, soap operas, dramas, westerns, and crime series. The archives cover nearly 1,200 programs represented by more than 6,000 individual scripts. Includes an index of personal names, program and episode titles and production companies, as well as a glossary of industry terms.
Like most young talent in Hollywood, Josh wanted in on the Scream 2 action. The film was an almost guaranteed hit. Not only was it a sequel to a hugely successful film, the script for Scream 2 was every bit as smart and well-written as ...
Author: Nancy Krulik
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Joshua Jackson Tall, dark, handsome hunk Joshua Jackson is the superstar of tomorrow. It's easy to see why! How many other stars can boast of appearing in nearly twenty movies, not to mention being the breakout performer in Dawson's Creek, one of America's biggest teen series? The Mighty Ducks, Cruel Intentions, The Skulls, and Gossip. Not only is his charisma indisputable, Josh is also a bona fide hero, having helped rescue four teens from the water off the coast of North Carolina. What's Josh really like when the cameras are turned off? Who does he pal around with? All the fascinating facts are inside...and don't forget to check out the tough J.J. quiz, only for his most faithful fans!
Unlike Halloween and Friday the 13th , Scream didn't just serve as the springboard for an endless number of slasher ... Jada Pinkett and Omar Epps . Williamson's script threw a few curveballs at the audience , making Scream 2 a genuine ...
Author: Jim Harper
Category: Performing Arts
Combining in-depth analysis with over 200 film reviews, 'Legacy of Blood' is a comprehensive examination of the slasher movie and its conventions to date, from 'Halloweeen' to 'Scream' and beyond.
Insofar as Stab 3 never materializes as a finished film, its representation of Scream and Scream 2 is limited to alternative sign systems: the script – from which capsule descriptions of events from the Scream films are read out by a ...
Author: C. Perkins
Category: Performing Arts
Drawing on a wide range of examples, this book – the first devoted to the phenomenon of the film trilogy– provides a dynamic investigation of the ways in which the trilogy form engages key issues in contemporary discussions of film remaking, adaptation, sequelization and serialization.
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