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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Monday, 01 October 2012 07:31|
Creator of ‘Halloween’ Film Franchise Discusses Why We Love Horror
Irwin Yablans, creator of the “Halloween” films that forever changed the genre, says the answer’s easy.
“When done right, a horror movie evokes an involuntary response involving fear, excitement, repulsion and fascination,” says Yablans, (www.irwinyablans.com), author of the new memoir, The Man Who Created Halloween. In it, he details his rise as a successful independent producer, sales chief for Paramount Pictures and head of Orion Pictures. His masked creepster Michael Myers, who debuted in 1978, spawned a wave of iconic horror characters, and a new way to do business in Hollywood.
“Too many commentators focus on the cost of making a film, and how much the lead actors were paid,” he says. “But, from a producer’s point of view, the most important money question is: Is our movie worth the $10 ticket price?”
Yablans shares his views on why we love to be horrified:
About Irwin Yablans
Irwin Yablans is the executive producer and creator of the “Halloween” film series, which forever changed the horror genre and the old studio system. His new autobiography, “The Man Who Created Halloween,” details a true rags-to-riches tale of a boy who grew up in a roach-invested tenement in Brooklyn to become the man who transformed society’s view of a children’s holiday. Yablans’ influence in Hollywood includes setting the standard for a new breed of independent producers and filmmakers, the discovery of famed director John Carpenter and advocating for studio support of one of the most acclaimed films in history, Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now.”
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