Taking Shape: Developing Halloween from Script to Scream

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Harker Press, Oct 18, 2019 - Performing Arts - 380 pages
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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 installment, 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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