Silver Shamrock. Thorn. White Horses. It’s all in here. Join authors Dustin McNeill and Travis Mullins for a deep dive into the evolution of Halloween’s vast mythology. Extensively researched, Taking Shape is the ultimate guide to the first forty years of Haddonfield history. Featuring exclusive interviews with filmmakers from every instalment, prepare to gain new insight into Halloween’s iconic boogeyman. Oh, you don’t believe in the boogeyman? You should.

Taking Shape includes:
– Comprehensive story analysis on the entire series!
– A rundown of all deleted and alternate scenes!
– A look at what scholars got right (and wrong) about H1!
– Exclusive details on Nigel Kneale’s original H3 script!
– Comparisons of early scripts to the final theatrical films!
– A rare interview with H5 screenwriter Michael Jacobs!
– An exhaustive account of H6’s troubled production!
– An examination of H20’s roots as a direct-to-video sequel!
– A revealing look behind the grunge of the Rob Zombie era!
– Insight into how test audiences and execs shaped the films!
– In-depth dissection of the official novelizations!

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Where did they come from? Where did they go? Horror author Grady Hendrix risks his soul and sanity (not to mention yours) to relate the true, untold story of the Paperbacks From Hell.

Shocking story summaries! Incredible cover art! And true tales of writers, artists, and publishers who violated every literary law but one: never be boring. All this awaits, if you dare experience the Paperbacks From Hell.