Nightmare Of Ecstasy: The Life And Art Of Edward D Wood Jr.

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

  • By Rudolph Grey
  • Release date: 1992 (1994)
  • Feral House
  • ISBN: 0-922915-24-5


Nightmare of Ecstasy is an oral history of Ed Wood's life and career from the people who knew him. It is the product of a long process of research and covers his whole career. It was the basis for Tim Burton's 1994 film Ed Wood.


This is absolutely essential. It was praised at the time as "The literary event of the year" by Time Magazine's Richard Corliss. John Waters called it a "hilarious but heartbreaking portrayal of a brave, eccentric and sometimes insane film director. I stayed up all night reading it with my mouth hanging open." -- JKData

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