Before Jason, Freddy & Other Genre Staples, Producer Relied on ‘Theater of the Mind’
Irwin Yablans, creator of the “Halloween” films that forever changed the genre, says the answer’s easy.
“When done right, a horror movie evokes an involuntary response involving fear, excitement, repulsion and fascination,” says Yablans, (www.irwinyablans.com),
author of the new memoir, The Man Who Created Halloween. In it, he details his rise as a successful independent producer, sales chief for Paramount Pictures and head of Orion Pictures. His masked creepster Michael Myers, who debuted in 1978, spawned a wave of iconic horror characters, and a new way to do business in Hollywood. Read more →