Modern mythmakers : interviews with horror, science fiction and fantasy writers and filmmakers / by Michael McCarty ; foreword by The Amazing Kreskin ; afterword by Charlee Jacob.

by McCarty, Michael, 1962-Looking glass.

Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; McFarland, [2008]Description: x, 222 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780786434978; 078643497X.Subject(s): Horror films -- United States -- History and criticismLooking glass | Science fiction films -- United States -- History and criticismLooking glass | Fantasy films -- United States -- History and criticism | Horror tales, American -- History and criticismLooking glass | Science fiction, American -- History and criticismLooking glass | Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticismLooking glass | Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- InterviewsLooking glass | Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- InterviewsLooking glass | Authors, American -- 20th century -- InterviewsLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This collection of original interviews provides first-hand accounts from many of the entertainment industry's most influential writers, filmmakers, and entertainers. The interviewees include horror film icons Elvira and Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Foreword (p. 1)
  • Preface (p. 3)
  • Famous Monster Speaks: Forrest J Ackerman (p. 7)
  • Farewell Summer: Ray Bradbury (p. 15)
  • The Wind Caller: P.D. Cacek (p. 23)
  • Gathering the Bones: Ramsey Campbell (p. 29)
  • Someplace to Be Flying: Charles de Lint (p. 38)
  • The Queen of Halloween: Elvira (Cassandra Peterson) (p. 47)
  • Impossible Places: Alan Dean Foster (p. 54)
  • Development Hell: Mick Garris (p. 61)
  • Seduced by Moonlight: Laurell K. Hamilton (p. 67)
  • Road to Hell: Gerard Houarner (p. 77)
  • All of Us Dying: George Clayton Johnson (p. 83)
  • Razored Saddles: Joe R. Lansdale (p. 90)
  • The Wizard of Gore: Herschell Gordon Lewis (p. 96)
  • The Burning: Bentley Little (p. 104)
  • Necroscope: Brian Lumley (p. 111)
  • Laughing All the Way to the Blood Bank: Christopher Moore (p. 118)
  • Creepers: David Morrell (p. 123)
  • To Our Ringworld's Childrens' Childrens' Children: Larry Niven (p. 134)
  • The Runner Who'll Never Die: William F. Nolan (p. 141)
  • The Man Who Sees Tomorrow: Frederik Pohl (p. 151)
  • The London Vampire Panic: Michael Romkey (p. 161)
  • Perfect Nightmares: John Saul (p. 167)
  • Night of the Living Dead Girl: Kyra Schon (p. 175)
  • The Jazz Man of Horror: Peter Straub (p. 180)
  • Mr. Punktown: Jeffrey Thomas (p. 189)
  • Heir to the Empire: Timothy Zahn (p. 199)
  • Afterword (p. 207)
  • Index (p. 211)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Michael McCarty is a former stand-up comedian, musician and managing editor of a music magazine

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