‘The Soul of Wes Craven’ – New Book Dives Deeper into Craven’s Life & Career Than Ever Before

From Harker Press, the publisher behind Taking Shape, House of Rejects, and Reign of Chucky, comes The Soul of Wes Craven, a brand new book that is NOW AVAILABLE!

You know him as the Sultan of Slash, the Guru of Gore, and the Father of Freddy. Now get to know the real person behind some of the most iconic horror movies of our time.

With his latest book, author Joseph Maddrey presents a revealing look at the life, career, and soul of filmmaking auteur Wes Craven.

Featuring new interviews with the friends, family, and colleagues who knew him best, The Soul of Wes Craven offers fans insight into the master of horror like never before.

Now available in paperback, hardback, and Kindle eBook formats, and coming soon to Audible from Encyclopocalypse Publications, The Soul of Wes Craven features…

  • Over eighty new interviews – all exclusive to this book
  • Never before seen photos from Wes’s life and career
  • Chapters on Wes’s alter egos Thomas Sparrow & Abe Snake
  • A history of his poetry, short stories, and articles
  • Coverage of his various forays into television
  • New details on lost, canceled, and abandoned projects
  • Previously untold stories of his studio struggles
  • Fresh insights into Wes’s creative influences
  • An index of attributed scripts (and where to find them!)
  • A list of Wes’s favorite books, music, and movies
  • An Afterword by Jonathan Craven

Joseph Maddrey is the author of more than a dozen books, including Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2004); Not Bad for a Human, the official biography of film actor Lance Henriksen (2011); two volumes of Adapting Stephen King (2021-2022), and the graphic novel To Hell You Ride (2013). He has written or produced over 100 hours of documentary television, including episodes of Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, History Channel’s Ancient Aliens, Oxygen’s Snapped, and TVOne’s Payback.

“Finally, the Bible is written for the cult of Wes Craven!” raves Grady Hendrix, author of Paperbacks from Hell and The Final Girl Support Group.

A Nightmare on Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp adds, “The Soul of Wes Craven reveals not only the soul but the brilliant mind that Wes Craven possessed. From his very humble upbringing to his death from brain cancer, we get a rare glimpse into the wide-ranging influences that made Wes Craven a visionary filmmaker. Illuminating and touching, I learned even more about the man who changed my life by casting me as Nancy Thompson in A Nightmare on Elm Street. This intimate, well-researched look into his life expands my appreciation of the maestro.”

You can order your copy from Amazon today!

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