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1. Deaths From Digestive Disease:
2. Blitz It!: Set B (Blitzit!)
3. Reel Horror - True Horrors Behind

1. Deaths From Digestive Disease: Heather O'rourke, Joe C., George Teasdale, Austin Ford, Mikhail Ulyanov
Paperback: 24 Pages (2010-09-15)
list price: US$14.14 -- used & new: US$12.73
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Asin: 1156971233
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Chapters: Heather O'rourke, Joe C., George Teasdale, Austin Ford, Mikhail Ulyanov. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 23. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Heather O'Rourke (December 27, 1975 February 1, 1988) was an American child actress who played Carol Anne Freeling in the Poltergeist film trilogy and made several television guest appearances. O'Rourke was born on December 27, 1975 in San Diego, California, the second daughter of Kathleen O'Rourke. Before O'Rourke's death in 1988, her mother married James "Jim" A. Peele. The family, including O'Rourke's older sister Tammy, lived in Lakeside, California at the time of her death. In a contemporary interview with American Premiere magazine, Steven Spielberg explained that he was looking for a 'beatific' four-year-old child...every mother's dream" for the lead in his 1982 horror film Poltergeist. While eating in the MGM commissary, the Academy Award-nominated director saw a five-year-old Heather O'Rourke having lunch with her mother while sister Tammy O'Rourke was shooting Pennies from Heaven. After his lunch, Spielberg approached the family and offered Heather the Poltergeist role; O'Rourke was signed the very next day, beating out Drew Barrymore for the role. In the Poltergeist trilogy, O'Rourke played Carol Anne Freeling, a young suburban girl who becomes the conduit and target for supernatural entities. The New York Times noted that she had played the key role in the films and commented, "With her wide eyes, long blond hair and soft voice, she was so striking that the sequel played off her presence." During the production of the original Poltergeist, Spielberg twice accommodated the child actress when frightened. When scared by performing a particular stunt, Spielberg replaced O'Rourke with a stunt double wearing a blond wig; and ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=804611 ... Read more

2. Blitz It!: Set B (Blitzit!)
by Kamilla Zwolak, Heather Hammonds, Mary O'Rourke, Wendy Elks, Alan Horsfield, Lesley Wing Jan
 Paperback: Pages (2000-01-04)
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Asin: 0174024126
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Activities in the Teacher's Notes encourage pupils to develop confidence in discussing and justifying personal opinions and interpretations drawn from their reading. Stories are carefully constructed to be manageable yet stimulating. Readers look like 'real books' adding to their adult feel. This work is suitable for guided reading. ... Read more

3. Reel Horror - True Horrors Behind Hollywood's Scary Movies
by John William Law
Kindle Edition: Pages (2007-12-31)
list price: US$10.95
Asin: B00130KUMO
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"Reel Horror - The Real Horror Behind Hollywood's Scary Movies" takes readers on a frightening tour behind the scenes of some of Hollywood's best known and most frightening films. Whether it was death and tragedy on the set, or real terror behind a true story that lead to the film, "Reel Horror" promises to offer readers the story that wasn't told on the big screen. * The death of Brandon Lee on the set of "The Crow" ... Bette Davis' horrific last days in the making of "Wicked Stepmother"... The tragedies of "Twilight Zone - The Movie" ... Fear on the set and death off the set for the "Poltergeist" series ...The real terror of The "Amityville Horror," "Exorcist" and more. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Edition
The 2008 edition is an improved version over the original 2004 book. Includes updates to several chapters and corrections to a few of the errors and typos

5-0 out of 5 stars Good New Edition
Updated edition has a glossier cover. Corrected some of the issues from an earlier edition noted by some readers, but the book is basically the same as the earlier one - minus any small production errors. Has a great behind the scenes look at The Crow and Twilight Zone-The Movie and a rare look behind Bette Davis' last film The Wicked Stepmother.Also Amityville Horror story look at the real killings ands the movies tale.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Subject Matter
Not all inclusive but this book has some interesting stories that I havent seen before.It's not the usual horror stuff that tries to talk about the themes or hidden meanings. This book is fun because it goes into the making of the movie.Some good coverage of Twilight Zone the movie, the Crow and the rare Bette Davis flick Wicked Stepmother. It also covers the usual making ofbig flicks like Exorcist, Jaws and Psycho, but it's the rare ones that make the book a treat.Small publisher so there's not a lot of money put into the printing. Quality is ok. Some nice pics, some typos, but overall an interesting read. I recommend if you like back story stuff around hollywood flicks.

2-0 out of 5 stars too many typos.
The book was kind of interesting. The first few stories "The Crow" and "Twilight Zone, The Movie," were definitely eerie and gruesome. Loaded with details I didn't previous know. But for a book with the title Reel 'Horror', some of the stories were just plain boring. I thought the book was about actual deaths that took place during the filming of various movies. Only the first few movies were about mysterious or nasty deaths. The rest were just stories of production woes. Poltergeist did have deaths, but none occurring on set. Who cares about the production problems on Bette Davis' last film? It doesn't qualify as 'horror' in any way (although the director and producers probably disagree). The Jaws story wasn't terrifying at all. What was it doing in the book? And I couldn't get past the various typos throughout the book. There are at least 5 on every page. Some mistakes are too grievous to be overlooked. The author refers repeatedly to the director of Poltergeist as Tobe Cooper! (it's Hooper!!). Out of sheer curiosity, I looked up the cinematographer named on the Bette Davis story, and couldn't find his name in the database. His name is also not the name listed on the official credit of cinematographer who worked on the film. Hmmm...I simply had to check references after the Hooper incident! It makes me wonder about the credibility of the authors' references. While there may be an explanation for certain questions (perhaps the cinematographer quit halfway through production and was replaced?), I can't believe they mispelled a directors' name....Not very interesting. I'd try a different title than this for some real 'reel horror'.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating but cheaply made book
Not to be confused by Reel Terror, a book containing the stories that influenced several sc-fi and horror movies.This book focuses on the tragic real life events surrounding some recognizable movies.

Be warned, the book is cheaply made and is 8.5 x 11, not a standard paperback size as I was expecting.For the price, I would recommend trying to find it at your local library over purchasing. But a good read, nonetheless. ... Read more

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