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They say it’s hard getting into the movies…try getting out!
Fresh from the cutting room floor, The Silver Scream exposes the bloodiest behind-the-scenes details of the most gruesome, shocking, true-crime tragedy of our time. Part autopsy, part grisly director’s “cut,” this is the only book with a comprehensive exploration inside the mind of America’s notorious, celluloid-obsessed, rock star turned cinema-copycat murderer, Spencer Charnas. Bayonet Award–winning television reporter Roy Merkin is the only storyteller in possession of the journals scrawled by disgraced psychotherapist Dr. Ian Black. The Silver Scream reconstructs, with unflinching detail, how fiction became fact, art imitated death, and the most horrific movie murders by the likes of Jason, Leatherface, Freddy, Michael, and the rest became real. Merkin courageously slashes open the ghoulish mind and tortured nightmares of Spencer himself, probing deeply, with razor-sharp precision. Learn how the box office created so many oblong boxes. Understand why this rock n’ roll heartthrob chose to stop so many human hearts.
About Roy Merkin
Roy Merkin is the Bayonet Award-winning journalist America trusts. Fearless, hard-charging, and unrelenting, Merkin stops at nothing to dig through the dirt, grime, and mud until he’s touched the deepest insides of a story. An expert in Criminology, Serial Killers, True Crime, and Podcasting, with a Bachelor of Arts in Disruption and Music Therapy, from the prestigious University of Farmington in Michigan, Merkin’s tenacious reporting on the Spencer Charnas case riveted viewers. He is the author of three other books, including Make-Up and Murder: The Colorful Kisses of the Lipstick Killer; Ghosts of the Appalachian Hill People; and The Devastation of Divorce.
About Ice Nine Kills
Like the undead slashers of the bloody VHS classics conjured in their songs, Ice Nine Kills return with “Hip to be Scared,” the first stab from the forthcoming album The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood. A sequel of franchise proportions to the No. 1 Billboard Hard Rock Album The Silver Scream, Welcome to Horrorwood doubles down in pursuit of the anthemic band’s cinematic muse.
Inspired by author Bret Easton Ellis’s crazed satire of overachieving excess, the “Hip to be Scared” music video casts Ice Nine Kills singer Spencer Charnas as American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman, the obsessive, psychotic antihero famously brought to life by Christian Bale in the movie adaptation.
The new song mixes the soaring choruses, clever lyricism, and post-metalcore riffs that are the band’s signatures, as heard in Top 10 Mainstream Rock single “A Grave Mistake” and Top 20 hit “Savages.” “Hip to be Scared” pays homage to an ‘80s pop classic beloved by the murderous Bateman, who famously asked, “You like Huey Lewis and the News?” Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix guests.
Decadent, devious, and fiercely insane, with sardonic wit to spare, Ice Nine Kills celebrate pop culture’s darkest edges, mining a cinephile library’s worth of b-movie schlock and iconic horror on Welcome to Horrorwood and The Silver Scream. The creative marriage made in hell of music and fiction began in earnest with the Boston-based band’s Top 5 Hard Rock album, Every Trick in the Book, which brought the previous three records’ themes to new levels with literary-immersed tracks.
Loudwire hails Ice Nine Kills as “one of the most unique acts in metal right now.” The band’s synergy of music and lifestyle draws favorable comparisons to Slipknot and Rob Zombie. Visionary trailblazers and multimedia raconteurs, INK built a thrilling world for a growing legion of devoted true believers, with theatrical shows, high-concept videos, and inventive band-to-fan communion.
About Tony Todd
Anthony Tiran Todd, better known as Tony Todd, is an American actor and producer, who has appeared in over two hundred films and television shows. He has been active in the show business for over three decades and has portrayed many memorable characters on the silver screen. Todd has appeared in films like Night of the Living Dead, Candyman, and the Final Destination series, playing some memorable characters. The veteran actor is also a very popular face on television for his role in the series Star Trek: The Next Generation.