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Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmares / John Landis.

Landis, John, 1950- (author.).
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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 791.436 LAN MON (Text) 34207002026814 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781465451446
  • Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : DK Publishing, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Vampires. Dracula ; A stake through the heart! ; In conversation: Christopher Lee -- Werewolves. -- Lon Chaney, Jr. ; In conversation: Joe Dante -- Mad scientists. Dr. Frankenstein and the Monster ; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde ; In conversation: David Cronenberg -- Zombies. The monster carry ; In conversation: Sam Raimi -- Ghosts -- Mummies. In conversation: Guillermo Del Toro -- Myths, legends, & fairy tales. In conversation: Ray Harryhausen -- Dragons & dinosaurs -- Monstrous apes. Planet of the apes ; King Kong ; In conversation: Rick Baker -- Nature's revenge -- Atomic mutations -- The devil's work. The devil ; Hell ; Wicked witches ; Killer dolls ; Scary children ; In conversation: John Carpenter -- Space monsters. Dystopias -- Monstrous machines -- Human monsters. Nazi monsters ; Scary older women ; Burke & Hare -- The monster makers.
Summary, etc.:
"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's marketing.
Subject: Monsters in motion pictures.
Horror films > History and criticism.

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