Monsters in the Movies

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From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen!

Landis provides his own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, while conducting in-depth "conversations" with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi — to ...

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Overview

From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen!

Landis provides his own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking, while conducting in-depth "conversations" with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter, and Sam Raimi — to discuss some of the most petrifying monsters ever seen. He also surveys the historical origins of the archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves, and takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of those special-effects wizards who created such legendary frighteners as King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween's Michael Myers. With more than 1000 stunning movie stills and posters, this book is sure to keep even the most intense fright-seekers at the edge of their seats for hours!

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A Nightmare on Elm Street...King Kong...Night of the Living Dead...The Mummy...The Exorcist...Rosemary's Baby...Planet of the Apes...Silence of the Lambs...Dracula... Psycho...Invasion of the Body Snatchers...The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari...The Birds... Frankenstein... For a full century, monster movies have been making us scream and shiver with their gathering suspense and sudden attack. In this made-for-Halloween celebration, filmmaker John Landis draws on his own lifelong passion and images from the Kobal Collection to pay tribute to cinema that grabs us when we expect it least.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756683702
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 350,008
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Horror fan's get readyvto drool!

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Awesome, a great tribute to the classics.

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    MJ10

    I LOVE HORROR FILMS AND CREEPYPASTAS THEY BOTH GIVE ME NIGHTMARES AND THEY ARE SO SCARY I CAN'T SLEEP FOR MONTHS!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2014

    CUPCAKES

    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.

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Beautiful photographs of monsters in film. There are some intere

    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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