Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies

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by John Landis
     
 

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Which 1932 film is considered the first feature-length zombie movie?

Learn everything there is to know about special effects in films and what it goes into designing iconic monsters that still show up in nightmares in Monsters in the Movies, newly released in paperback. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, legendary

Overview

Which 1932 film is considered the first feature-length zombie movie?

Learn everything there is to know about special effects in films and what it goes into designing iconic monsters that still show up in nightmares in Monsters in the Movies, newly released in paperback. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage through theaters!

Landis provides his own unique and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, and hosts in-depth conversations with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi, to discuss the art of monster making. He also surveys the historical origins of the archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves.

Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created legendary frighteners like King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween's Michael Myers.

With more than 1,000 stunning movie stills and posters, Monsters in the Movies is sure to keep even the most intense fright-seekers at the edge of their seats for hours!

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From the Publisher
"A delicious romp through the film world, this book provides a nostalgic pull for anyone who grew up a fan of the great horror flicks." –Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405366977
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Sales rank:
509,763

Meet the Author

John Landis is a household name and the award-winning director of horror hits such as American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson's Thriller video, and Innocent Blood. He has also directed a host of classic films not in the horror genre, including The Blues Brothers, Animal House, Trading Places, Three Amigos! and Coming To America.

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Monsters in the Movies 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has an amazing collection of stills and movie posters. The interviews are very enjoyable but the pics of the creatures are what makes this book stand out. It features practically every one of my childhood nightmares. I own the hardback edition and soon will buy the e-book, just so i can have it with me when i travel. Its a cool tool to use when trying to get ideas for what creature feature you want to enjoy on a late Saturday evening. This book was put together very well. If you love movie monsters, this book is for you. I have mine on display in my theater room.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I opened the book, I had a smile all day. It will totally take you back. The Q and A with Sir Christopher Lee was amazing. I also gained a better appreciation for what these folks did to make these great and fun films. It will take you back to Saturday nights, sitting in the dark, jumping at those noises. Thanks John Landis, it was a fun ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CLAUDIA RAY HAS GREY SKIN RED EYES AND WEARS A RED AND BLACK STRIPED SWEATER SHE HAS THE ABILLITY TO KILL SOMEONE IN THEIR DREAMS SO IT KILLS THEM IN THE REAL WORLD TYLER HAS THE ABILLITY TO DRAG SOMEONE IN THE DREAM BUT IS KILLED BY CLAUDIA HE TRANSFERS THE POWER TO HIS FRIEND DIPPER PINES WHO GAINS THE ABILLITES AND TRAITS OF HIS DEAD FRIENDS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KATERINA FORCED MARK GAVIN FELIX AND MATT TO RAPE Aaron MICHAEL TOBY AND ANDREW SHE MAKES THEM CUT THEMSELVES 100 TIMES FOR EACH TIME THEY WERE RAPED THEY ARE STILL FRIENDS THOUGH THE POWERS SHE HAS GAVE HER A DEADLY POSION THAT IS DESTORYING HER BODY BEFORE HER DEATH SHE KILLED 400 PEOPLE AND THE NEXT DAY SHE DIED SHE PUTS THE BOYS IN COMAS TO PREVENT THEM FROM RESCURING THEM THEY WOKE UP 2 WEEKS AFTER THE MASSACRE AND FOUND OUT ABOUT IT
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niahflame More than 1 year ago
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. 
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I LOVE HORROR FILMS AND CREEPYPASTAS THEY BOTH GIVE ME NIGHTMARES AND THEY ARE SO SCARY I CAN'T SLEEP FOR MONTHS!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MICHAEL GIVES PAUL A CUPCAKE PAUL EATS IT THEN TAKES A NAP HE WAKES UP IN THE BASEMENT MICHAEL APPEARS IN FRONT OF HIM WEARING A SUIT MADE OF PONY SKIN,WINGS SEWN ON THE BACK AND A NECKLACE WITH UNICORN HORNS MICHAEL CUTS OFF PAUL'S CUTIE MARK WITH A SCALPEL PAUL STARTS CRYING AND FLAPS HIS WINGS BUT MICHAEL HACKS THEM OFF WITH AN AX HE PUTS NAILS ON HIS HOOVES AND POUNDS THEM WITH A BIG HAMMER HE THEN SHOCKS HIM PAUL WAKES UP AGAIN TO FIND THAT HIS STOMACH HAD BEEN CUT OPEN MICHAEL REMOVES THE ORGANS AND SAVES THE HEART FOR LAST HE RIPS IT OFF WITH BLOOD SPLATTERING ON HIS FACE PAUL THEN SLOWLY CLOSES HIS EYES THE END WRITTEN BY SARAH SPRINKLES.