October 28th, 2007

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"The Nightmare Never Ends" actually ended with Movie # 5

The authors try with this book to create a canon for Freddy Krueger. While the insight is not so dense, the pictures are intriguing. This book does explain the low budget approach of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" motion picture franchise.

Unlike Jason Voorhees and the "Friday the 13th" franchise, the "Nightmare" producers realized the endless potential of fiend who kills teenagers in their sleep. By "A Nightmare of Elm Street Part IV," Freddy Krueger took on an anti-heroic James Bond persona.

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Roger Corman: Business Man

When Roger Corman's autobiography came out, this book was a disappointment at full price. On the bargain rack, this book features some fun interviews from Boris Karloff, Beverly Garland, Jack Nicholson and Roger Corman himself.

A must read for independent film producers.

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Roger Corman: Auteur

Calling Roger Corman an auteur must send shivers down the spine of college film professors. Corman does score some academic points with his Edgar Allen Poe-Vince Price films, a triumph of style and content over budget.

Overall, "The Films of Roger Corman" is a fine companion piece to Roger Corman's lightweight autobiography.