Halloween Reading List: Ridley Scott

Halloween is just around the corner and we’re counting the days. Literally.

UPM has published a surprisingly large amount of books on the frightful topics of horror film, ghosts, witches, and zombies. In the days leading up to Halloween, we’ve asked our staff members to choose their favorite Halloween-themed book. And every day until Halloween, we will post a new staff pick

Follow along all week for our curated Halloween reading list.

Pete Halverson, Senior Book Designer, suggests picking up a copy of Ridley Scott: Interviews. 

One of my favorite horror movies is Alien so my pick is Ridley Scott: Interviews. The book gives some great insights into creating suspense and presenting monsters before everything was CGI. You can make an alien embryo out of raw chicken and oysters!

Find out how to elicit genuine reactions from actors—don’t tell them that a baby alien is going to erupt from John Hurt’s chest. That’s true fear. There’s plenty of talk about Legend and Blade Runner too. Learn tricks of the trade from one of the world’s greatest directors.