Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares (Hardcover)

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John Landis is a household name and the award-winning director of horror hits such as American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson's Thriller video, and Innocent Blood. He has also directed a host of classic films not in the horror genre, including The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Trading Places, Three Amigos! and Coming To America.

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!


ISBN 9780756683702
Genre PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Format Hardcover
Pages 319
Publisher Date 2011-09-19 00:00:00.0
Publisher Dk Pub
Copyright Year 2011
Height 12.25 in
Wdth 10.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 4.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares
Audience General/trade
Authors Landis, John

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  • Excellent gift for movie lover

    This is a gorgeous book....especially for such a good price! It is coffee-table sized, but my boyfriend has been carrying it around with him from room to room! Full of pictures, interviews, and interesting quotes, this is a great gift for the movie lover in your life.

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  • Good Book for Monster Movie Fans

    I bought this as a birthday present for my 11-year old daughter, who loves scary/creepy movies. She loved it.

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