We have seen some pretty exhaustive books tackle the Friday the 13th and Hellraiser franchise (Crystal Lake Memories, The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy), now it’s time to make space on your shelf for a tome about Halloween.
Trancas International Films has announced Halloween: The Complete Authorized History, by Justin Beahm, is now in production.
The book will analyze the iconic franchise from screen to page in what will be an exhaustive exploration of all ten films, as well as Halloween 3D, now in pre-production.
Timed for release in October of 2013 in celebration of the series’ 35th Anniversary, the book will tell the story of each picture via dozens of interviews with the people who made it happen, from directors to producers, composers to fx artists, writers to stunt personnel.
Halloween: The Complete Authorized History will be heavily illustrated, containing hundreds of rare images, documents, props, artifacts, and promotional materials, culled from the Trancas archives and personal collections of those involved. In addition, the book will feature historical genre magazine articles relating to each film’s release, as well as new original artwork from some of today’s most notable talents.
Justin Beahm is a contributing editor at Fangoria magazine, a senior writer at Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, and is now Editor-In-Chief of HalloweenMovies.com. In addition, Justin is Creative Director of Hip Bonz merchandise company, and Vice President of the sCare Foundation, a non-profit group of horror genre personalities dedicated to combating teenage homelessness and poverty (more at scareoundation.org).
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As for Halloween 3D, Dimension Films had pegged it for release this year, we shall see if that is still the case.