Welcome to Our Nightmares: Behind the Scene with Today's Horror Actors

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McFarland, Nov 11, 2014 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
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George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks--many of today's most celebrated actors began their careers on the sets of horror movies. However, the majority of performers in even the most popular horror films remain relatively unknown. This engaging collection of profiles introduces many of the actors behind the heroes, heroines, monsters and villains who have terrified and fascinated moviegoers around the world. From Michelle Argyris, who embodied a possessed college student in Devil Seed (2012), to Ian Whyte, the 7 foot tall former basketball player who portrayed one of cinema's most iconic monsters in Aliens vs. Predator (2004), the profiles offer insight into how the actors prepared for and performed their roles. Longer essays explore the casts of renowned horror series, including Saw, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, providing a window into the world of horror filmmaking.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Devil Seed
5
The Girl Next Door
7
Belinda Balaski
9
Dead Alive
11
The Monster Squad
14
The Hills Have Eyes
17
The Hellraiser films
26
Sinister
117
The Crow
119
Se7en
125
Cloned The Recreator Chronicles
128
Meet Some Massacre Men
129
The Silence of the Lambs
136
Offspring and The Woman
139
The Reef
145

Jeepers Creepers Jeepers Creepers 2
33
American Horror Story
36
The Poughkeepsie Tapes
41
Mischief Night
44
The Book of Eli
46
Curse of Chucky
47
They Came from Elm Street
50
Paranormal Activity
58
VHS
68
Their Name Was Jason Voorhees
70
The Friday the 13th Family
80
Sid Haig
90
Celebrating Halloween
93
Danielle Harris
99
Rondo Hatton and The Creeper Films
104
Jackie Joseph and The Little Shop of Horrors
107
Incident at Loch Ness
110
Tales from the Crypt
112
I Spit on Your Grave
114
Interview with the Vampire
147
Absentia
149
Jacobs Ladder
151
Chromeskull Films
153
Drag Me to Hell
157
Thale
160
Wasting Away Aaaah Zombies
163
Sleepaway Camp
166
The Saw Films
169
Audrey Rose
177
Night of the Living Dead
180
Candyman films
183
The Howling Cujo and The Frighteners
186
Prosecuting Casey Anthony
189
Aliens vs PredatorRequiem
192
References
197
Index
203
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A former award-winning journalist and lifelong wrestling fan, Jason Norman teaches college English in southeastern Virginia.

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