Filmmaking is for Girls!
Lynne’s current work-in-progress is a practical how-to guide intended to give young girls the basic skills they need to make their own films and let their voices be heard. In addition, it will include tips, tricks, and inspirational advice from working women filmmakers. Coming soon.
As a huge fan of horror literature and movies/TV, Crystal Lake Publishing is putting together this book that’ll bring these worlds together. It will be a guide to those who want to work in the field (giving them an overview of each aspect), as well as a celebration to those who are passionate about horror movies. Crystal Lake wants to show a side of our favorite and most inspirational movies that no one has ever seen or read about – from the horror movies of the 70s and 80s, all the way to today’s contributions.
In addition to Lynne Hansen, featured contributors include John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Mick Garris, Jonathan Maberry, John Skipp, Nancy Holder, and many others.
From meat cleavers and machetes to summer camp carnage and sorority house massacres, from final girls and scream queens to demented deviants and dead teenagers, slasher films have turned body counts into box office gold. It s the oft-maligned but surprisingly durable sub-genre of horror films that uses a Freudian rulebook and bases the survival rates of its characters on vice and virtue.
From the earliest black-and-white forerunners of the slasher to the low-budget aesthetics of the 70s, from the 80s golden age to the self-referential gloss of the 90s and beyond, Butcher Knives & Body Counts brings together over 70 filmmakers, editors, actors, and writers to explore the archetype of the slasher film and trace its evolution from formula to franchise.
From the inventive kills and the gory intestine spills right down to the last tagline and toe tag, Butcher Knives & Body Counts celebrates the enduring formula, frights, and fun of slasher movies.
Note: Lynne’s essay in Butcher Knives & Body Counts discusses the influences of late-night horror movie hosts like Chuck Acri of Acri Creature Feature and how Scream heralded in the post-modern era in horror movies.