Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies

100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
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!



Random House, Inc.
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!



Dorling Kindersley Pub

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!



Baker & Taylor
Landis presents a personal celebration of the greatest monsters ever to rampage across the silver screen. He also explores the origins of vampires, zombies, and werewolves; reveals the secrets of legendary special-effects wizards; and converses with leading movie makers. Open your eyes to a fascinating world of movies: some classics, some quirky, some forgotten, and some unforgettable crazy!

Book News
This large-format coffee table book (10.25x12.25") is filled with color and b&w photos and movie posters on every page, taken from the Kobal Collection created by film historian John Kobal. Filmmaker John Landis takes readers through the fantastical world of US live-action and animated horror films, covering classic movies as well as those that have not achieved classic status. The book is divided into chapters on various monsters, from vampires and werewolves to dragons and dinosaurs, space monsters, and the most monstrous of all, human monsters and mad scientists. Other themes are myths and fairytales, nature's revenge, and atomic mutation. Secrets of makeup, masks, and other special effects are illustrated with color photos of the professionals behind the effects. The book also includes interviews with eight major horror film directors. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

DK Publishing

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!



Baker
& Taylor

Showcases movie monsters captured on film and provides an insider's perspective of making horror movies.
The award-winning director of American Werewolf in London showcases the greatest movie monsters ever captured on film and provides an insider's perspective of making horror movies through interviews with luminaries David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter and Sam Raimi.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2011
Edition: 1st American ed
Description: 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
ISBN: 9780756683702
075668370X
Branch Call Number: 791.4367 Lan

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CrewCutKen
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.

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Libraryman1_0
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.

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KenKYW
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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