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“…There was a discernable frost that came over my social life. People didn’t allow their children to be alone with me anymore.” –Wes Craven on family/friends’ reaction to him after A Nightmare on Elm Street
FINE LIVING TV NETWORK GOES “INSIDE HAUNTED HOLLYWOOD”
ON OCTOBER 20 AT 10 PM ET
One-Hour Original Special Features Interviews with Legendary Writer-Director Wes Craven, Academy Award-Winning Make-Up Artist, Maurice Stein and ‘The King of Halloween,’ Rich Correll
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – September 11, 2007 – Have you ever wondered how movie pros make beds levitate and blood ooze or why memories of certain horror flicks stay with you for a lifetime? And what inspires a director to create a scary character or spooky scene? FINE LIVING TV NETWORK gives you an insider's tour of several infamous locations from iconic Hollywood horror films and provides haunting insight from some of the industry’s biggest names including Wes Craven, Maurice Stein and Rich Correll. Turn out the lights and grab the popcorn as Inside Haunted Hollywood premieres Saturday, October 20 at 10 pm ET.
From the creepy houses used in The Exorcist, Psycho and The Amityville Horror to the Monroeville Mall seen in The Dawn of the Dead and the eerie hotel from The Shining, this chilling one-hour special takes you behind the bloodcurdling scenes of some legendary horror classics. Along the way, the genre’s biggest names and top experts in horror make-up, wardrobe, special effects, set design, and movie music, share their trade secrets and comment on why these films struck a chord with audiences around the globe.
Inside Haunted Hollywood visits the studio of Academy Award winning make-up artist Maurice Stein, whose work includes the original Planet of the Apes and Friday the 13th. Stein demonstrates insider secrets in creating some of the film industry's most horrific and memorable characters. The special also features legendary horror movie writer-director Wes Craven who reveals his inspiration for creating the infamous Freddy character from A Nightmare on Elm Street. Did you know that the character “Freddy Krueger” was actually named after a bully who tormented Craven as a kid? When asked why people enjoy horror films, Craven responds: “They…go into the theater already terrified… [It’s about having] that terror put into something that’s safe and manageable, a story, narration.”
Inside Haunted Hollywood also puts a spotlight on the Los Angeles home of “The King of Halloween” actor, writer, director and producer Rich Correll. For the last 40 years, Correll has not only been an avid collector of Hollywood memorabilia, but he’s also a visual effects pro who elaborately decorates his own house for Halloween. This year, he anticipates that more than 7,000 trick or treaters will dare to get close enough for a piece of candy.
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