New Book of Horror Essays


Stephen King, Wes Craven, and George Romero are known for tales of ghosts, zombies, and madmen – but their power as storytellers extends far beyond things that go bump in the night. At the deepest level, their stories are about the light that emerges from darkness, guarded hope for the future, and faith in the great unknown.

Beyond Fear by Joseph Maddrey draws on his decades of interviews to reveal the world views of three modern masters of horror: the romantic idealism of George Romero, the intellectual spirituality of Wes Craven, and the hard-won humanism of Stephen King.

Joseph Maddrey is the author of Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue and The Making of T.S. Eliot. He. Is also the co-author of Not Bad for a Human: The Life and Films of Lance Henriksen and the graphic novel, To Hell You Ride. He has also written and produced a variety of TV shows, including seven seasons of the Discovery Channel series, A Haunting. Joe lives in Studio City, California with his wife Liza and daughter Olivia.


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