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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead by Danny Draven

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CHAPTER 1THE MECHANICS OF MONSTERS

“To make Michael Myers frightening, I had him walk like a man, not a monster.”

—JOHN CARPENTER

A beam of light illuminates a dark hallway leading to a door. Something scratches at uneven intervals as Amy wipes the sweat from her brow. Beams of light on the floor become broken as a shape moves on the other side. Amy musters her courage and calls out, “Jamie, is that you?” The scratching stops for a moment as if something were listening and then continues. “Come on…quit messing around. I mean it.” She creeps along the wall toward the door, being pulled in by her curiosity. When she gets to the door, the scratching stops. “Jamie?” she says as she leans in closer. Suddenly, a tear-shaped drop of blood lands on ...

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