By Abbie Bernstein
Foreword by John Landis
What makes a true Master of Horror?
If you’re a horror fan, you may know Mick Garris as the creator of the television series, Masters of Horror, and the anthology film, Nightmare Cinema, as well as the director of multiple television adaptations of Stephen King novels like The Stand and The Shining. But although you may know his work, you may not know much about the man that so many in the industry call “the nicest guy in horror.”
From his days as front man for the band Horsefeathers, to his work with a certain diminutive droid at the Oscars, and collaborations with everyone from Steven Spielberg to Clive Barker, MASTER OF HORROR takes you through Mick Garris’ life and career, with full-color behind-the-scenes photos and firsthand accounts by Garris himself, as well as his loved ones, friends, and colleagues. Interviewees include: fellow filmmakers Clive Barker, Joe Dante, John Landis (who also wrote the foreword), Ryûhei Kitamura, William Malone, and Tom McLoughlin; writers R.C. Matheson and David J. Schow; actors Mädchen Amick, John Billingsley, Robert Carlyle, Matt Frewer, Annabeth Gish, Brian Krause, Henry Thomas, Steven Weber, and Lynn Whitfield; makeup effects artists Howard Berger and Bill Corso; composer Richard Band; Garris’ wife, Cynthia Garris; and more.
With invaluable insights into the nuts and bolts of TV and feature filmmaking, and revelations that might surprise even the most diehard fans, this book confirms what all the people listed above already know – Mick Garris is a true Master of Horror!