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. Feast your eyes on a petrifying parade of voracious vampires, flesh-eating zombies and slavering werewolves as Landis explores the historical origins of archetypal monsters.
Filled with the author's own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of movie-making along with contributions from some of the world's leading directors, actors and special-effects wizards, the book is stunningly illustrated with over 1,000 movie stills and posters from the unrivalled archives of the Kobal Collection to keep you entertained right until the curtain comes down.
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...OK, that's the publishers take on it...and I have to agree. A real handsome book, great photographs and very nicely laid out. It's not ALL the monsters from ALL the movies...it's his choice. It's a good choice too. Interesting interviews with Christopher Lee. John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, Rick Baker and even Ray Harryhausen, make the book more than just a compilation of good images courtesy of the Kobal Collection. This was an early Christmas gift for me and just right for the quiet times between chaos. Some quality time with the guy who made Thriller and the Blue Brothers. For all those in the UK who enjoyed Alan Frank's books in the 1970's, think Frank, with a budget! Available now through Amazon and all good book stores!
Size: 252 x 301mm
Pages : 320
Publication date: 03 Oct 2011...OUT NOW!
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley