THE ANATOMY OF FEAR Book Hits Stores This September; Features Interviews With 21 Horror/Sci-Fi Writers, Directors!

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I love reading, especially when it deals with horror, sci-fi, or the people who have created some of my favorite films. It’s always fun to read the stories of what went right, what went wrong and everything in between on films that you dig, and when books like that come out, we like to send the info your way, so you fright fanatics can enjoy it too! Hitting stores September 15th via NorLights Press, Christopher Vander Kaay and Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay’s The Anatomy of Fear:Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Filmmakers  features in depth interviews with 21 writers/ directors and special effects technicians, all revealing some great stories about the films they’re responsible. Ranging from NEAR DARK/THE HITCHER screenwriter Eric Red and LEATHERFACE: TCM III director Jeff Burr all the way to THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT director Eduardo Sanchez and actor/director/producer Larry Fessenden, The Anatomy of Fear gives readers some pretty revealing stories, all of which makes the book sound like it’s going to be one that will be hard to put down.

“During in-depth conversations with 21 horror and science-fiction film writers and directors, filmmakers Chris and Kathleen Vander Kaay find answers to these questions, along with the inside story on the inspiration, creation, and behind-the-scenes experiences of box office blockbusters.

Horror movies have a shady reputation because of their flaws and eccentricities. Horror wants us to laugh when we’re uncomfortable, keep looking when we want to turn away, and live with a total lack of happy endings. Perhaps that’s why we respect these films as a subculture. And because no one expects horror films to toe the line, they get to flirt with madness and imperfection while making the most interesting, controversial observations.

That’s why this book exists. Part of the subject matter in horror films is blunt and graphic and doesn’t need further illumination. Other parts are brave, transgressive, explorative, and restless. While exploring these themes with 21 artists, Chris and Kathleen Vander Kaay uncover a surprisingly honest appraisal of the human psyche.”

Featuring interviews with: Jeff Bruno, Jeff Burr, Stephen Chiodo, Tom Eberhardt, Larry Fessenden, Alec Gillis, Tom Holland, Eric Luke, William Malone, Jim Mickle, Glen Morgan, Lance Mungia, William F. Nolan, J.T. Petty, Eric Red, Eduardo Sanchez, Jack Sholder, George Sluizer and Ethan Wiley.

Find more info on The Anatomy of Fear:Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Filmmakers by visiting the book’s official site here.

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