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A Life in Cinema

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Introduction by Stephen King, Afterword by Tobe Hooper, Jacket and Interior Art by Clive Barker

A LIFE IN THE CINEMA is the first book from award-winning filmmaker Mick Garris. It is a collection of eight prickly tales and a screenplay that reach under the skin of real life and reel life to take you places you never realized you wanted to go. The title story, "A Life in the
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published February 29th 2012 by Cemetery Dance Publications (first published October 3rd 2000)
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LIFE IN THE CINEMA is a short story collection from noted horror movie director Mick Garris. Garris is surprisingly gifted at writing prose--on par with some modern day greats--but these stories mostly fell flat for me. They tend towards being incredibly gruesome and unpleasant rather than scary. The best two of the bunch can also be found as the opening chapters of his novel, DEVELOPMENT HELL. What makes those particular stories so good is that they feature a movie director protagonist, ...more
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Mick Garris is a producer, director, screenwriter and novelist specializing in the horror genre. He has had his hand in dozens of films and television shows, published several works of fiction, and is perhaps best known for his long and fruitful association with author Stephen King.

Garris was born in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He began making home movies at