Wes Craven: The Man and his Nightmares

  • by John Wooley
  • Narrated by Pete Larkin
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The life and film genius of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream director Wes Craven. Wes Craven is one of the most successful and iconic horror movie directors in Hollywood. His masterful examination of the nightmarish nexus of dreams and reality helped spark a career that has spanned close to forty years. Then, with their mix of horror, sex, and humor, Craven's Scream movies helped revitalize the slasher film genre.
An absorbing portrait of cult film director Wes Craven's life and career in film....
Draws on the author's new interviews with Craven, including little-known details about the director's life and work Insights into the making of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and the Scream films - the #1 horror franchise of all time Fascinating stories about the director's work with a range of producers, screenwriters, and actors, including Robert Englund
If you've ever had nightmares about Freddy Krueger or psychopaths wearing Halloween scream masks, or if want to know more about the director behind the new Scream 4, this is one book you simply have to read.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Will bore you to sleep.

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Make it fun to read. This thing is so boring I could not get past chapter 6. Filled with boring information about the times his movie was made more than any real info on Wes.


What could John Wooley have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Written a good book that was about Wes Craven and not the times around Wes Craven.


What didn’t you like about Pete Larkin’s performance?

Nothing. His feeble attempt to sounds like Wes was so bad.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

No, nothing!


Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money. If you want to know what was happing in the world at the time Wes made his movies this is the book for you. If you want to read about Wes, wrong book.

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- WhosYourChubby

Well worth a listen

Great all the way through to the last line. Worth a read for any horror lover.
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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2012
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company