If John Carpenter is the father of Halloween, then Irwin Yablans is the Godfather. Yablans is one of the last of a generation of street smart New Yorkers who, with a combination of talent, determination and chutzpah, took Hollywood by storm and irrevocably changed the way movies are made.
Adam Rockoff, Writer – ‘Going To Pieces’
Irwin Yablans’ story isn’t just how he came to make Halloween, it is the story of how Hollywood was transformed in the 1980s as the box office power shifted from the old studio system to the hands of the independent producer. This is a fascinating, first-hand look at the changing of American movies by a man who had a front row seat.
Courtney Joyner, Award winning screenwriter ‘Prison’, ‘Class of 1999’ & ‘ Captain Nemo’