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The Writing Dead features original interviews with the writers of today’s most frightening and fascinating shows. They include some television’s biggest names—Carlton Cuse (Lost Bates Motel), Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies), David Greenwalt (Angel Grimm), Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, Terminator series,Aliens, Abyss), Jane Espenson (Buffy Vampire Slayer Battlestar Galactica), Brian McGreevy (Hemlock Grove), Alexander Woo (True Blood), James Wong X-Files, Millennium, American Horror Story, Final Destination), Frank Spotnitz X-Files Millennium), Richard Hatem (Supernatural, Zone, Mothman Prophecies), Scott Buck (Dexter), Anna Fricke (Being Human), Jim Dunn (Haven). thought-provoking, never-before-published these top gives creators an opportunity to delve more deeply into subject television horror than anything found online. In addition revealing behind-the-scene glimpses, discuss favorite characters storylines talk about what they find frightening. offer insights writing process reflecting on scary works that influenced their careers. And reveal own personal fascinations genre. thirteen in also mirror changing landscape TV—from shows produced by major networks cable channels made exclusively for online streaming services such as Netflix Amazon Studios. will appeal numerous fans shows, fans, aspiring filmmakers, anyone who wants learn why we like being scared.

Since the publication of John Polidori’s The Vampyre (1819), vampire has been a mainstay Western culture, appearing consistently in literature, art, music (notably opera), film, television, graphic novels and popular culture general. Even before its entrance into realm arts letters early nineteenth century, was feared creature Eastern European folklore legend, rising from grave at night to consume living loved ones neighbors, often converting them same time fellow vampires. A major question exists within scholarship: what extent is this product cultural forms, or indeed universal, perhaps even archetypal figure? In collection sixteen original essays, contributors shed light on question. One essay traces origins legend medieval Norse draugr, an “undead” who reflects underpinnings Dracula, latter first as Anglo-Irish Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. addition these investigations mythic, literary historic traditions, other essays volume move outside Europe explore figures Native American Mesoamerican myth ritual, well existence similar vampiric traditions Japanese, Russian Latin theatre, productions. female looms large, beginning with Sumerian goddess Lilith, including nineteenth-century Carmilla, moving vampiresses twentieth-century television series. Scientific explanations for vampires werewolves constitute another section book, eighteenth-century accounts unearthing, decapitation cremation suspected Europe. vampire’s beauty, attainment immortality eternal youth are all suggested reasons continued success contemporary culture.

(FAQ). Horror Films FAQ explores a century of ghoulish and grand horror cinema, gazing at the different characters, situations, settings, themes featured in film, from final girls, monstrous bogeymen, giant monsters vampires to recent torture porn found footage formats. The book remembers J-Horror remake trend 2000s, examines oft-repeated slasher format popularized by John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) Friday 13th (1980). After an introduction positioning film as important moral voice national dialogue, history decade decade, remembering women’s liberation horrors 1970s, rubber reality films late 1980s, serial killers 1990s, xenophobic terrors 9/11 age. also asks what it means when animals attack such Birds (1963) or Jaws (1975), considers underpinnings rape-and-revenge movies, I Spit on Your Grave Irreversible (2002). features numerous photographs author’s extensive personal archive, catalogs genre’s most prominent directors.