Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies

100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares

Book - 2011
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From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen!

Landis provides his own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, while conducting in-depth "conversations" with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi -- to discuss some of the most petrifying monsters ever seen. He also surveys the historical origins of the archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves, and takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of those special-effects wizards who created such legendary frighteners as King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween's Michael Myers. With more than 1000 stunning movie stills and posters, this book is sure to keep even the most intense fright-seekers at the edge of their seats for hours!

Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2011.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780756683702
Branch Call Number: 791.4367 LANDIS J
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm.


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Oct 06, 2017

Hey, all you movie-monster fans! - This first-rate book offers you a whirlwind tour of just about everything related to the genre, from the silent-era right through to modern-day monsters.

Featuring thousands of captioned photos, this book covers all sub-genres, such as - Vampires, werewolves, mad scientists, zombies, giant apes, atomic mutations, space monsters, and much more.

Mar 14, 2014

Quite the treasure trove for fans of Monster cinema. This book is loaded with vintage photos and informative tidbits on the many films themselves, as well as the people who acted in them. A recommended read.

Apr 28, 2012

Fantastic book on monsters! Great interviews with leading directors in monster cinema (Sam Raimi, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter and more...). Beautiful pictures from the Kobal Collection, and witty and honest insights from John Landis. A must read!


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