Monsters in the Movies

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Dec 13, 2011 - Performing Arts - 319 pages
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From cinema's earliest days, being scared out of your wits has always been one of the best reasons for going to the movies. 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. Landis also surveys the historical origins of archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies and werewolves, and takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created such legendary frighteners as King Kong, Dracula, the Alien and Freddy Krueger. Monsters in the Movies by John Landis is filled with the author's own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of movie-making, and includes memorable contributions from leading directors, actors and monster-makers. The book is also stunningly illustrated with 1000 movie stills and posters drawn from the unrivalled archives of the Kobal Collection.

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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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Not just the standard shots from the same old movies. This really covered a lot of lesser known movies that I've added to my to-watch list. Pretty cool book. Read full review

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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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