Horror 201 (special paperback edition)



Horror 201: The Silver Scream, the follow-up to Horror 101: The Way Forward (both Bram Stoker Award nominated non-fiction anthologies), delves into the minds of filmmakers to see what it takes to produce great horror films, from the writing and funding process, to directing, producing, and writing tie-ins.

The full line-up includes: Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Ray Bradbury, Ramsey Campbell, Ed Naha, Edward Lee, Patrick Lussier, Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Stephen Volk, William Stout, Michael McCarty, Dan Curtis, William Stout, Graham Masterton, Harry Shannon, Jason V. Brock, L.L. Soares, Mick Garris, William F. Nolan, Lee Karr, Stephen Johnston, Aaron Sterns, Michael Laimo, Jonathan Winn, David. C. Hayes, Brian Pinkerton, David Henson Greathouse, Aaron Dries, Armand Rosamilia, Billy Hanson, Jack Thomas Smith, John Russo, Mark Steensland, John Shirley, Tom Holland, Adrian Roe, Dave Jeffery, James Hart, James Cullen Bressack, Jeff Strand, Nancy Holder, E.C. McMullen Jr., Richard Gray, Richard Chizmar, William C. Cope (interior artist), Tim Waggoner, Tom Monteleone, Nick Cato, Kevin Wetmore, Eric Miller, and Lynne Hansen.

“Horror 201: The Silver Scream will be seen as a landmark, the ultimate practical guide to horror filmmaking that will hopefully create and arm an entire generation of horror screenwriters and aspiring directors.” – Aaron Sterns

“This is a must have book for all writers looking to break into filmmaking.” – Michael Laimo

“As an in-depth look into what it takes to produce great horror films, we can think of no better resource on the market!” – Dave Jeffery & James Hart (Award winning film makers from Venomous Little Man Productions)

“A treasure of insights, anecdotes, and advice on the art and craft of horror films–from those who are in the trenches doing it. A must-read for fans and future filmmakers alike.” – Taylor Grant, Award-Winning Filmmaker, The Muse, Sticks & Stones, The Vanished


The definitive guide to filmmaking and filmmakers by the best in the field.

These are the folks behind movies and novelizations such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Buffy, Resident Evil, The Stand, Critters, Tales from the Crypt, Child’s Play, Fright Night, Thinner, The Langoliers, Halloween, Night of the Living Dead, and even Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Horror 201 also entertains. You’ll see a side of your favorite authors, producers, and directors never seen before – combining fun and entertainment with informative career-building advice.

Horror 201 is aimed at arming generations of authors, screenwriters, producers, directors, and anyone else interested in the film industry, from big budget movies to the independent film circuit, as well as the stage.

Horror 201 covers:
Horror as culture
Scare tactics
The evolution of the horror film
Viewer desensitization
Watching your story come to life
Screenwriting advice
Dissecting screenplays
A production company case study
Tricks of the trade
Writing tips
Advice on Producing
Advice on Directing
Funding and distributing a film
Entertaining tidbits and anecdotes
And so much more!

Horror 201: The Silver Scream is perfect for people who:
are looking to delve into screenplay writing
want to write their first screenplay
are fans of the horror movie industry
like to follow the careers of their favorite directors
are planning on infiltrating a different field in horror writing
are looking to pay more bills with their art
are trying to establish a name brand
are looking to get published
are looking for motivation and/or inspiration
are seeking contacts in the film industry

Don’t let this opportunity slip through your creative fingers.

Horror 201- carrying on the proud tradition of Stephen King’s On Writing, Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, and On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association. Don’t miss out on Horror 101 and Horror 201 Vol.2.