TRICK OR TREAT: UPCOMING EXHAUSTIVE BOOK ON HALLOWEEN FILMS
There have been some truly beautiful books produced in the past two decades on the making of certain films and film series. The Stanley Kubrick Archive by Alison Castle and published by Tashen is one of the largest and most ambitious. J. W. Rinzler's The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film and The Making of The Empire Strikes Back were long overdue forays into the process behind one of the most successful films series of all time. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday The 13th by Peter M. Bracke had enough tidbits to satisfy the most ardent follower of Jason Voorhees body count. JAWS - Memories from Martha's Vineyard by Jim Beller and Matt Taylor brings to reader as close to the making of JAWS as possible in book form. Following this pattern, a new book is in the works to tell the story of Michael Audrey Myers and his murderous legacy in Haddonfield, Illinois.
Penned by filmmaker and author Justin Beahm, Halloween: The Complete Authorized History will be released in October 2013 to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter's seminal masterpiece. The book will cover the making of all eleven HALLOWEEN films, beginning with HALLOWEEN (1978) and ending with the latest, HALLOWEEN 3D. Heavily illustrated, the book will be a bonanza for HALLOWEEN fans as it will contain rare documents, images, promotional materials and artifacts pulled from the archives.
The book's official website is http://officialhalloweenbook.com/