top of page
The Silver Scream

The Silver Scream by Roy Merkin (Author), Spencer Charnas (Author), Andrew Justin Smith (Author), Ice Nine Kills (Draft Writer)


This title was released on August 8, 2023. Order now. Ships from and sold by


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.

The Silver Scream

SKU: 9781644283844
$27.99 Regular Price
$25.19Sale Price
  • August 8, 2023
  • Rare Bird Books
bottom of page