Monsters in the Movies

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Dec 13, 2011 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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Be afraid, be very afraid...a century of cinema nightmare with John Landis, in ePub format for iPad

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.

Now in an ePub-friendly condensed format, Monsters in The Movies is 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 including Joe Dante and Guillermo del Toro, actors and special-effects wizards. Illustrated with movie stills and posters from the unrivalled archives of the Kobal Collection, the book will keep you entertained right until the curtain comes down.

Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat - Monsters in the Movies is a gripping read.

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! John Landis interviews some of his favorite writers/producers/directors, who were involved in the classic horror movies that span decades. Great pictures, too. There ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anastacia - Goodreads

Beautiful photographs of monsters in film. There are some interesting tidbits. I can't believe the Space Monsters didn't have Communion or Fire in the Sky. Hell, Fire in the Sky I saw in the theater and I still have nightmares of those aliens. ILM really outdid themselves. Read full review

About the author (2011)

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).

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