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Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares
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Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares

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Summary

Now available in paperback, Monsters in the Movies is the ultimate guide for horror movie fans to learn everything there is to know about the genre and special effects.

Which 1932 film is considered the first feature-length zombie movie?

Learn everything there is to know about special effects in films and what it goes into designing iconic monsters that still show up in nightmares in Monsters in the Movies, newly released in paperback. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage through theaters!

Landis provides his own unique and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, and hosts in-depth conversations with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi, to discuss the art of monster making. He also surveys the historical origins of the archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves.

Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created legendary frighteners like King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween’s Michael Myers.

With more than 1,000 stunning movie stills and posters, Monsters in the Movies is sure to keep even the most intense fright-seekers at the edge of their seats for hours!

About the Author

Filmmaker John Landis has written and/or directed some of the most popular movies of all time including National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980) and Coming To America (1988), among many others. He wrote and directed the classic An American Werewolf in London (1981) and the groundbreaking Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” (1983).

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: DK
  • Performing Arts / Film & Video
Brand:DK Publishing
Theme: Film and TV
UPC: 9781465451446
Item #: 1879705X
Available Date: 8/2/2016
Model Number: 9781465451446

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