From the author of dozens of #1 New York Times bestsellers and the creator of many unforgettable movies comes a vivid, intelligent, and nostalgic journey through three decades of horror as experienced through the eyes of the most popular writer in the genre. In 1981, years before he sat down to tackle On Writing, Stephen King decided to address the topic of what makes horror horrifying and what makes terror terrifying. Here, in ten brilliant chapters, King delivers one colorful observation after another about the great stories, books and films that comprise the horror genre-from Frankenstein and Dracula to The Exorcist, The Twilight Zone, and Earth vs. The Flying Sacuers. With insight and good humor his fans appreciated in On Writing, Danse Macabre is an enjoyable entertaining tour through Stephen King's beloved world of horror.
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by Stephen King
by Stephen King, Peter Straub
by Dave King
"The recording of this classic (the opening has been updated) gives insight into the mind of one of the world's most popular storytellers. Narrator William Dufris affects a relaxed tone as King expounds on the state of the horror fiction in 1978. King's study of radio, television, movies, and books links his point of view with those of other practitioners such as Richard Matheson and Harlan Ellison. King pulls back the curtain on craftsmen who not only influenced his writing but also continue to dominate the genre. DANSE MACABRE is a map to the hills and valleys of the mind that brought us CARRIE, THE STAND, and most recently UNDER THE DOME. With his clarity and directness, Dufris makes a perfect guide to this imaginative territory. R.O. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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