It Came from Horrorwood: Interviews with Moviemakers in the SF and Horror Tradition

It Came from Horrorwood: Interviews with Moviemakers in the SF and Horror Tradition

by Tom Weaver
     
 

Tom Weaver's classic fifth volume of interviews is now back in print. Originally published as It Came from Weaver Five in 1996, this collection goes behind the scenes with 20 of the most talkative people of Hollywood's horror, science fiction and serial films of the 1930s through 1960s.

Delores Fuller loaned Ed Wood her angora sweater, but didn't fully realize

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Overview

Tom Weaver's classic fifth volume of interviews is now back in print. Originally published as It Came from Weaver Five in 1996, this collection goes behind the scenes with 20 of the most talkative people of Hollywood's horror, science fiction and serial films of the 1930s through 1960s.

Delores Fuller loaned Ed Wood her angora sweater, but didn't fully realize he was a transvestite until Glen or Glenda was released. Tom Hennesy played the title role in Clint Eastwood's first movie—Revenge of the Creature. The interviewees include Fuller, Hennesy, Junior Coghlan, Charlotte Austin, Les Baxter, John Clifford, Mara Corday, Kathleen Crowley, Michael Fox, Anne Gwynne, Linda Harrison, Michael Pate, Gil Perkins, Walter Reed, Joseph F. Robertson, Aubrey Schenck, Sam Sherman, Gloria Stuart, Gregory Walcott and Robert Wise. Also included is "A Salute to Ed Wood," with illustrations by Drew Friedman.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
one of the leading scholars in the horror field
USA Today
the king of the monster hunters
Sight & Sound
one of our foremost fantasy film historians

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786420698
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/26/2004
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.88(d)

What People are saying about this

Classic Images
what a great book.
Little Shoppe of Horrors
more of what Tom Weaver does best-find and interview (with gusto) people in front of and behind the camera from horror and sci fi flicks...another topnotch Weaver opus.
American Cinematographer
the author has obviously done his homework...careful to ask intelligent questions.
Midnight Marquee
recommended.

Meet the Author

Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images called him "the best interviewer we have today." He is a frequent contributor to numerous lm magazines and has been featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing. A frequent DVD audio commentator, he is the author of numerous reference and other nonfiction books about American popular culture.

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