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Author Landis, John, 1950-

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

Imprint New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.43 LAN    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    OVERSZ 791.43 LAN    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents 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 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!
Subject Monsters in motion pictures.
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Added Title One hundred years of cinematic nightmares
ISBN 9780756683702

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