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Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946

Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946

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by Tom Weaver, John Brunas, Michael Brunas
     
 

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Revised and updated since its first publication in 1990, this acclaimed critical survey covers the classic chillers produced by Universal Studios during the golden age of hollywood horror, 1931 through 1946.

Trekking boldly through haunts and horrors from The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, Count Dracula, and The Invisible Man, to The Mummy, Paula the Ape

Overview

Revised and updated since its first publication in 1990, this acclaimed critical survey covers the classic chillers produced by Universal Studios during the golden age of hollywood horror, 1931 through 1946.

Trekking boldly through haunts and horrors from The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, Count Dracula, and The Invisible Man, to The Mummy, Paula the Ape Woman, The Creeper, and The Inner Sanctum, the authors offer a definitive study of the 86 films produced during this era and present a general overview of the period. Coverage of the films includes complete cast lists, credits, storyline, behind-the-scenes information, production history, critical analysis, and commentary from the cast and crew (much of it drawn from interviews by Tom Weaver, whom USA Today calls "the king of the monster hunters"). Unique to this edition are a new selection of photographs and poster reproductions and an appendix listing additional films of interest.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
informative...excellent
Classic Images
even better this time around. This is the book to get...a must...remarkable...essential...valuable
USA Today
the definitive text on the classic monsters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786429745
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Pages:
616
Sales rank:
228,349
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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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. Michael Brunas and John Brunas of Palisades Park, New Jersey, are writers, collectors and lifelong fans of the horror film.

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