Halloween Kills, the next entry in the legendary Halloween movie franchise, is right around the corner. So, let’s dive into my thoughts on Taking Shape: Developing Halloween From Script To Scream — a chronological and comprehensive analysis of the entire Halloween series up until this point.
I have both the eBook and audiobook version of Taking Shape. For my first time out, I decided to listen to the audiobook via Audible, and it was fascinating.
The audiobook is 13 hours long, yet I blew through it at a brisk pace because of how compelling it is. The narrator, who has a British accent, did a fine job with the material, even if his cadence was sometimes a tad too quick.
The structure of Taking Shape is interesting, as the reader is provided with a mix of the following: movie summaries; individual interviews with those who worked on the movies or novelizations; film reviews from critics; and more. It keeps things fresh the entire time.
Taking Shape is a must-read (or listen) book for Halloween fans, those who love horror, or simply individuals who enjoy cinema. It’s well researched, well written, exhaustive, and captivating.