Dark Dreamers by Stanley Wiater

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There has never been a book like this before... Dark Dreamers: Facing the Masters of Fear is a unique collection of images celebrating over one hundred of the greatest authors, artists and filmmakers in the world! With each and every amazing photograph - coupled with insightful commentary by (or about) each subject -- the photographer, Beth Gwinn, and the journalist, Stanley Wiater, fearlessly illuminate those who work on the dark side of the arts. Among the authors: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, John Saul, Joyce Carol Oates, Poppy Z. Brite, Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, Robert Bloch, Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons, and dozens of others. Among the artists: Bernie Wrightson, Gahan Wilson, H.R. Giger, Alan M. Clark, Bob Eggleton, and many more. Among the filmmakers: Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, Rick Baker, Stan Winston, Christopher Lee, and many others. This oversized, coffee-table book also features a brand new Foreword by Clive Barker. If you are a fan of horror literature or film, you must own Dark Dreamers for your personal library!

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Wiater is one of the leading experts on horror filmmakers and authors. Critics of the horror story have frequently called Clive Barker the "British Stephen King". Born in Liverpool in 1952, Barker attended the University of Liverpool but moved to London in 1977, where he worked as a commercial artist and became involved with the avant-garde theatrical community. Primarily a playwright during this period, he also produced short fiction that he would eventually publish as part of his six-volume collection titled Books of Blood (1984-85). More than any other author of contemporary horror fiction, Barker has had a major impact on the direction of the genre. He has introduced strong elements of sex and graphic violence into his fiction, but these elements are employed with an artistic objective. Barker underscores his work with complex subtextual metaphors and artistic allusions. Preoccupied with the craft of writing and with its effect on the reader, Barker is an innovator of formula and genre, often parodying the former in order to change the philosophical contour of the latter. Barker has achieved commercial success not only with his short fiction but also with his novels, which tend to be epic in scope and to blend elements of horror with those of high fantasy. Barker is one of the more influential voices in horror cinema, having written and directed a number of films. His printed works include The Candle in the Cloud, Absolute Midnight, The Scarlet Gospels, and Black is the Devil's Rainbow: Tales of a Journeyman. His films include Dread, Tortured Souls: Animae Damanatae, and Hellraiser.
Published January 1, 2001 by Cemetery Dance Publications. 223 pages
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""Most of us write,"" states Barker in his introduction to this unusual and handsome volume, ""...in search of a kind of invisibility."" Yet about 100 authors (and a handful of artists, filmmakers and editors) of horror in all its guises have allowed photographer Gwinn to make their faces and at ...

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BC Books

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The 4-disc DVD collection Dark Dreamers is the first half of a Canadian-produced half-hour television series hosted by author/creator Stanley Wiater.

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Horror News Net

His style is very monotone and unemotional but his questions are good and as we learn very quickly the shows are about the talents on screen and not about interview presentation.

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