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Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels
Title Taking Shape II: The Lost Halloween Sequels
Author
Publisher Harker
Release DateOctober 14, 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs
Total Pages 600 pages
ISBN 978-0578745268
Book Rating 5 out of 5 from 28 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
Book Review & Summary:

Authors Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins are back to bring you an inside look at TWENTY-FOUR lost Halloween sequels you never saw on the big screen! Learn about these fascinating unmade visions direct from their creators, many of whom have never spoken publicly on the subject before. At 600 pages, TAKING SHAPE II is brimming with untold franchise history. The journey begins with an insightful foreword by Halloween: 25 Years of Terror producer Anthony Masi. So, what are you waiting for? Grab the candy corn and settle in for THE LOST HALLOWEEN SEQUELS! TAKING SHAPE II covers: - An alternate Halloween III pitched decades after the first one! - Three unused versions of Halloween 4 – one with Laurie Strode! - Exclusive details on an early Halloween 5 – with evil Jamie Lloyd! - The Halloween 6 nearly produced by Quentin Tarantino! - An early version of Halloween 7 before it became H20! - Three different sequels to Halloween: Resurrection! - Insight into how a crossover with Hellraiser almost came to be! - Two different stabs at a 3D sequel in the Rob Zombie era! - A reboot with TWO Shapes! (And another with one hundred!) - A reboot that introduced the Halloween Multi-verse!

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ISBN 9203456XXXX
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It is hungry. It is thirsty. It lives next door to Charley Brewster. Charley has seen the coffin and the bodies drained of blood. He knows he will be the vampire’s next victim. But no one will believe him: not the police, not his girlfriend Amy, not even the school weirdo, Evil Ed. Charley’s last chance is to enlist the help of Peter Vincent, Vampire Killer, star of a hundred horror movies and host of TV’s Fright Night. Nobody thinks he’s telling the truth—until Evil Ed becomes a vampire and Amy is dragged into his next-door neighbor’s evil, foul-smelling house of death!

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Author Kim Gottlieb-Walker
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John Carpenter's producing partner Debra Hill hired photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker to be the unit photographer on Halloween, and Kim soon became part of Carpenter's filmmaking family, going on to shoot stills on the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween The Fog Escape from New York Halloween II Christine Collected together here for the first time is the best of that on-set photography, with iconic, rare, and previously unseen images. All accompanied by exclusive commentary from those involved, including John Carpenter himself, and other key crew and cast. From production stills, to candids of the stars between takes, and the crew in action, alongside portrait shots of the actors who would eagerly pose for Kim, this book gives an unprecedented glimpse into the action on set with John Carpenter.

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Author Josh Hull
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ISBN 9781683359180
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The untold stories behind the 50 greatest movies never made, illustrated by 50 new and original posters For most films, it’s a long, strange road from concept to screen, and sometimes those roads lead to dead-ends. In Underexposed! The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made, screenwriter and filmmaker Joshua Hull guides readers through development hell. With humor and reverence, Hull details the speedbumps and roadblocks that kept these films from ever reaching the silver screen. From the misguided and rejected, like Stanley Kubrick’s Lord of the Rings, starring the Beatles; to films that changed hands and pulled a U-turn in development, like Steven Spielberg’s planned Oldboy adaptation starring Will Smith; to would-be masterpieces that might still see the light of day, like Guillermo del Toro’s In the Mountains of Madness, Hull discusses plotlines, rumored casting, and so much more. To help bring these lost projects to life, fifty artists from around the world, in association with PosterSpy, have contributed original posters that accompany each essay and give a little glimpse of what might have been. Featuring artwork from some of PosterSpy’s most beloved artists, including Liza Shumskaya, Scott Saslow, Matt Talbot, Sam Coyle, and many, many more, Underexposed! is sure to spark the cineaste’s imagination with tantalizing visions of the greatest movies never made.

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ISBN 1546854835
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Tom Roston interviews filmmakers who grew up with video stores--including Allison Anders, Darren Aronofsky, Luc Besson, J.C. Chandor, Ira Deutchman, Tom DiCillo, Larry Estes, James Franco, Richard Gladstein, Nicole Holofcener, Ted Hope, Doug Liman, Greg Mottola, Tom Blake Nelson, Alex Ross Perry, John Pierson, David O. Russell, John Sayles, Kevin Smith, Morgan Spurlock, Joe Swanberg, and Quentin Tarantino.

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