Description : From cinema's earliest days, being scared out of your wits has always been one of the best reasons for going to the movies. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk or rampage across the Silver Screen. Landis also surveys the historical origins of archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies and werewolves, and takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created such legendary frighteners as King Kong, Dracula, the Alien, and Freddy Krueger. Monsters in the Movies by John Landis is filled with the author's own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of movie-making, and includes memorable contributions from leading directors, actors and monster-makers. The book is also stunningly illustrated with 1000 movie stills and posters drawn from the unrivaled archives of the Kobal Collection. Contents Introduction by John Landis... Explore a timeless world of fears and nightmares as John Landis investigates what makes a legendary movie monster • Monsters, chapter by chapter... Feast your eyes upon a petrifying parade of voracious Vampires, flesh-eating Zombies, slavering Werewolves, gigantic Apes and Supernatural Terrors • Spectacular double-page features... Thrill to the strangest, scariest, weirdest, and craziest movie monsters ever seen • The ingenious tricks of movie-making... Marvel as the special-effects wizards reveal how they create movie magic • A monster-movie timeline... Discover John Landis's personal selection of landmark horror films
Description : From werewolves to King Kong, from Frankenstein's monster to Moby Dick, there are some monsters that children and adults love to be scared by. Monsters and Villains of the Movies and Literature collects 40 of these characters, both from classical literature, with figures such as snake-headed Medusa from Greek mythology and the Ziz bird from the Book of Psalms, to Shakespeare's Caliban and witches from Macbeth, to recent fantasy literature, such as John Wyndham’s triffids and H.G. Wells’ Morlocks. Examples are also drawn from right across the globe, with contributions from Norse, Malaysian and Creole mythology. Illustrated throughout with outstanding new full-colour annotated artworks, easy-to-follow accounts of the characters’ stories and factfile boxes, this book will appeal to any child interested in tales, monsters and movies.
Description : DK's Monsters in the Movies bookazine is a thrilling companion to the terrifying world of cinematic nightmares. Explore a timeless world of fears and nightmares as master of the horror movie, John Landis, investigates what makes a legendary movie monster. Feast your eyes upon a petrifying parade of voracious vampires, flesh-eating zombies, slavering werewolves, monstrous machines and much, much more! Including John Landis's own interviews with leading film-makers and actors, including Sir Christopher Lee, John Dante and Ray Harryhausen. A bookazine combines the very best bits of books and magazines; it has the look and feel of a magazine but is something you'll want to pick up again and again, just like a book.
Description : Monster Cinema introduces readers to a vast menagerie of movie monsters. Some are gigantic, like King Kong or the kaiju in Pacific Rim, while others are microscopic. Some monsters appear uncannily human, from serial killers like Norman Bates to the pod people in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. And of course, other movie monsters like demons, ghosts, vampires, and witches emerge from long folklore traditions. Film expert Barry Keith Grant considers what each type of movie monster reveals about what it means to be human and how we regard the world. Armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of film history, Grant presents us with an eclectic array of monster movies, from Nosferatu to Get Out. As he discovers, although monster movies might claim to be about Them!, they are really about the capacity for horror that lurks within each of us.
Description : Vintage Monster Movies details the history of the vintage horror film, beginning with the silent era and concluding with the 1950s. Photographs throughout.
Description : An entertaining assembly of movie monsters including King Kong, Frankenstein, Dracula, Godzilla, mummies, werewolves-as well as the actors who made these monsters famous-Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Elsa Lanchester, Lon Chaney, Sr. & Jr., and Vincent Price.
Description : In 1931 Universal Studios released Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. This box office success was followed by a string of films featuring macabre characters and chilling atmospherics, including Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Invisible Man. With each new film, Universal established its place in the Hollywood firmament as the leading producer of horror films, a status it enjoyed for more than twenty years. In The Monster Movies of Universal Studios, James L. Neibaur examines the key films produced by the studio from the early 1930s through the mid-1950s. In each entry, the author recounts the movie’s production, provides critical commentary, considers the film’s commercial reception, and offers an overall assessment of the movie’s significance. Neibaur also examines the impact these films had on popular culture, an influence that resonates in the cinema of fear today. From the world premiere of Dracula to the 1956 release of The Creature Walks among Us, Universal excelled at scaring viewers of all ages—and even elicited a few chuckles along the way by pitting their iconic creatures against the comedic pair of Abbott and Costello. The Monster Movies of Universal Studios captures the thrills of these films, making this book a treat for fans of the golden age of horror cinema.
Description : Horror guaranteed to shock you dead or your life refunded! The cult classic monster magazine is back. All of the horror, all of the madness, all of the monsters, all together in one complete collection for the first time ever! Delve back in to the nostalgia of the golden age of horror in a time before the internet if you wanted the latest scoop on your favorite monsters and how they were created you got Fantastic Monsters of the Films, featuring the Devil’s Work Shop and Monster of the Month. Over 450 pages of ghoulish delight the time has come to go back to the grave and resurrect the forgotten past of monster movie history.
Description : This book showcases stunningly realistic and wonderfully posed models and dioramas depicting various characters and scenes from science fiction and horror cinema. The models and dioramas are presented in chronological order starting with the silent films from 1910 to 1927, then the classic films from the 1930s and 1940s, including Universal Studios’ Dracula, Frankenstein, and Wolf Man franchises. Next are the many radiation induced mutants and invaders from outer space of the 1950s, followed by offerings from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Hammer Films are included as well as the Mummy movies and Universal’s Gillman series. A detailed explanation of the nitty-gritty of model and diorama building is presented and particular details unique to each piece are shown in close-ups and discussed. The figures are of unprecedented artistry.