Do you dare to step behind the screams? In Jason Norman’s new book, horror fans finally see the men behind the monster masks and learn the secrets behind the scream queen’s shrieks. Terror has never been so terrific.
How performers smoothly transform from a warm, friendly member of society into a creation of pure evil has sometimes been preserved in secret, and heroes and heroines have kept hush-hush the ways they overcame malevolence. Discover the steps these took to remake themselves into the characters of the most unnatural cinema genre: Neve Campbell and Heather Langenkamp, who turned themselves into true Scream Queens; Tim Curry, whose work in It showed that even TV movies can be terrifying; Brad Dourif, the man who became a killer doll for several rounds of Child’s Play; those who visited the original Last House on the Left, and those who came back in the remake; a few who met their Final Destination; many who fought Jaws, and some who didn’t win; the freaks we met over a season of American Horror Story, and some we lost in The Walking Dead.
Stars profiled include those featured in underrated flicks, such as Trick ‘r Treat, Escape from Tomorrow, Sick Girl, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and Dark Night of the Scarecrow. Also Joseph Bishara, Raine Brown, Roger Jackson, Marcia de Rousse, John Carroll Lynch, Denis O’Hare, Gene Jones, Nick King, Piper Laurie, Madison Lintz, Addy Miller, Rachel Miner, Chloe Moretz, David Naughton, Linnea Quigley, Debbie Rochon, Chris Sarandon, Sissy Spacek, Dawn Wells, and Mary Woronov.
Illustrated with more than 100 photos.
About the author: Jason Norman possesses a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing, and he is a college English professor and an award-winning journalist.