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Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror

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Dark Dreamers by Stanley Wiater, featuring Stephen King, Peter Straub, Clive Rice, Anne Rice, Robert R. McCammon, Dean R. Koontz and many others.
paper, 227 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Avon Books
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Jack Tripper
Jan 22, 2016 Jack Tripper rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, non-fiction
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Here's a larger image of the 1990 Avon Books trade paperback. Features interviews with Ramsey Campbell, Skipp & Spector, Dennis Etchison, Richard Laymon, King & Straub together, John Farris, Anne Rice, Graham Masterton, Clive Barker, Joe Lansdale his ownself, Richard Matheson, Chet Williamson, Robert Bloch, Charles Grant, Gahan Wilson, Robert McCammon, James Herbert, and more. Full review to come.
Graham P
Mar 27, 2013 Graham P rated it liked it
I'm not sure this collection of interviews lived up to my expectations. While practically every name from the 1980s Golden Age of Horror fiction is included within these pages, the interviews don't truly enlighten the process on what makes their novels and collections so horrible, so frightening, so memorable. Most of the writers do divulge their some of their writing methods and writing schedules, and at times, they enlighten the reader on what scares them. But after getting through the halfway ...more
Thomas Rohde
May 22, 2012 Thomas Rohde rated it really liked it
Shelves: interviews
I read the kindle version of this, so I don't know how greatly it differs from the print version (another reviewer mentioned pictures, which were not included in the kindle version). Wonderful interviews with dozens of writers of horror/ dark fantasy/ suspense at a very particular time in the genre's history. It was interesting to get a snapshot of the horror scene circa 1990 (with some interview content apparently collected earlier) right when everyone was talking about "splatterpunk" and the s ...more
Jack
Oct 02, 2013 Jack rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
This collection of interviews is a bit dated, coming from the horror boom of the mid-eighties. That being said, it's excellent and covers nearly every major horror writer from that era. You will recognize most of the biggies, such as Stephen King, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, and on and on. It's interesting to read about people like Barker, who at the time were much newer to the scene.

The writers cover a wide range of styles from quiet horror to splatterpunk, from psychological t
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Geoff
Jan 05, 2017 Geoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fairly large collection of photography. The emphasis was on horror, being it novelists, actors, film directors or artists. One page was given to a black and white photograph taken by Beth Gwinn, along with an accompanying page of text written either by the subject (person), or completed by Stanley Wiater; the editor. Six recommendations were given for each person as to what books to read or what movies to see, for example. A pretty enjoyable book as it was different, and it was fun to ...more
Lynn
Oct 20, 2013 Lynn rated it it was ok
If you have a favorite author who writes horror and fantasy it's fun to go check out their photo and blurb.
Charles
Oct 22, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfic-writing
Really good. Like a bunch of short bios on the biggest names in horror fiction. Wiater is a good interviewer.
Duke Fuller
Amazing photographic history of the best of the best in horror illustration and writing. A fly on the wall peek in their personal life... just for a brief moment....
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