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Who created it? Landis, John, 1950-
What's it called? Monsters in the movies : 100 years of cinematic nightmares / John Landis.
Who published it? New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2011.
Edition info! 1st American ed.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  791.4367 Lan  AVAILABLE
 SPANISH RIVER Nonfiction  791.4367 Lan  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 319 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Helpful notes! Includes index.
What's it about? 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 unforgettably crazy!
What's in it? 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.
Helpful subjects! Monsters in motion pictures.
Horror films -- History and criticism.
Other titles to try! One hundred years of cinematic nightmares
Special numbers! 9780756683702
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