Fantastic Cinema Subject Guide: A Topical Index to 2,500 Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films

Fantastic Cinema Subject Guide: A Topical Index to 2,500 Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Films

by Bryan Senn, John Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9780786437665
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Edition description: ALT
Pages: 698
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Psychometrist Bryan Senn’s work has appeared in Filmfax, Cult Movies, Shivers, Midnight Marquee Press and Monsters from the Vault. He lives in the Pacific Northwest. John Johnson is the author of Cheap Tricks and Class Acts (McFarland, 1996). He lives in Keizer, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction xiii


The Abominable Snowman 1

Aliens 3

Invaders on Earth: The 50s 5

Invaders on Earth: The 60s and 70s 17

Invaders on Earth: The 80s and Beyond 23

Encounters in Outer Space 29

Benevolent Aliens 42

Alligators and Crocodiles 52

Androids (see Robots)

Animal Giants 55

Anthologies 57

Ape Giants (see also Apes and Monkeys) 70

Apes and Monkeys (see also Ape Giants; Planet of the Apes) 77

Atlantis 83

The Atomic Bomb (see Futures on Earth)

Automobiles (see Cars and Vehicular Villains)

Bathory, Elizabeth: The Bloody Countess 85

Bats 88

Bears 89

Big Bugs (see Bug Giants)

Bigfoot 90

Birds 92

Blobs 95

Brains 99

Disembodied Brains 100

Living Heads 101

Brain Suckers 104

Brain Transplants 106

Bug Giants 109

Bug-People 116

Bugs (see also Bug Giants and

Bug-People) 120

Cannibals 124

Cars and Vehicular Villains 133

Cat-People (see also Cats) 135

Cats (see also Cat-People) 138

Cavepeople 141

Comic Book Fantasy Heroes 148

Computers 153

Crabs and Crustaceans 154

Crocodiles (see Alligators and Crocodiles)

Demons and Devils 157

Dinosaurs (see also Japanese

Giant Monsters) 175

Time of the Dinosaur 176

Lost Worlds 179

Dinosaurs on the Loose 185

Dr. Jekyll (see Jekyll, Dr., and Family)

Dogs 188

Dolls 191

Dorian Gray (see Gray, Dorian)

Dracula (see Vampires—Dracula and Family)

Dreamkillers 195

Edgar Allan Poe (see Poe Films)

ESP (see Psychic Ability)

Fish (see also Sea Monsters;

Fish-People) 199

Fish-People (see also Fish; Sea

Monsters) 202

Frankenstein’s Monster 209

Universal Series 210

Hammer Frankensteins 215

Further Frankensteins 218

Freaks 225

Futures on Earth 235

After the Bomb 235

Utopias and Dystopias 239

Gamera (see Japanese Giant Monsters)

Genies 256

Ghosts 260

Ghouls (see Zombie Flesh Eaters)

Giants (see Animal Giants; Ape

Giants; Human Giants)

Gill-men (see Fish-People)

Godzilla (see Japanese Giant Monsters)

Golem (see Statues Come to Life)

Grave Robbers 280

Gray, Dorian 284

Hands 287


Heads (see Brains—Living Heads)

Human Giants 291

Hunchbacks (see Freaks)

Hypnotists 296

Insects (see Bug Giants; Bug-People; Bugs)

Invisibility 302

Jack the Ripper 308

Japanese Giant Monsters 312

Godzilla 313

Gamera 316

Other Giant Japanese Monsters 317

Jekyll, Dr., and Family 319

Machines (see also Cars and Vehicular Villains; Computers; Robots) 325

Mad Scientists (see also Brains; Frankenstein’s Monster; Invisibility; Jekyll, Dr., and Family; Shrinkage) 327

Madmen (see also Cannibals; Jack the Ripper; Phantoms; Poe Films; Wax Museums) 348

Early Madmen (From The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to Psycho: 1919–1960) 350

Early Psychos (From Psycho to Halloween: 1960–1978) 361

The Slice’n’ Dice Wave (In the wake of Halloween: 1978– ) 381

Magicians 400

Mars 402

Monkeys (see Apes and Monkeys)

The Moon 406

Mummies 412

The Universal Series 413

The Aztec Mummy Series 418

More Mummies 419

Mythology (see also Genies; Sinbad; Sword and Sorcery) 423

Nuclear Holocaust (see Futures on Earth)

Phantoms 428

Planet of the Apes Series 432

Plants 435

Poe Films 442

Early Poe 443

The Corman Cycle 447

Modern Poe 449

Psychic Ability 453

Psychos (see Madmen)

Rats 459

Reincarnation 462

Robots (see also Computers; Machines) 465

Sasquatch (see Bigfoot)

Satan (see Demons and Devils)

Sea Monsters (see also Crabs and

Crustaceans; Fish; Fish-People) 476

Sharks (see Fish)

Shrinkage 483

Sinbad 487

Slasher Movies (see Madmen—The Slice ’n’ Dice Wave)

Snakes 491

Space Travel (see also Aliens—Encounters in Outer Space; Mars; The Moon; Venus) 495

Statues Come to Life 501

Sword and Sorcery (see also Mythology; Sinbad) 503

Telekinesis (see Psychic Ability)

Telepathy (see Psychic Ability)

Time Travel 510

Trees (see Plants)

Two-Headed Creatures 519

Underground Worlds 520

Underwater Monsters (see Sea Monsters)

Utopias (see Futures on Earth)

Vampires 524

Dracula and Family 525

Hammer’s Undead 535

Other Vampires 542

Venus 563

Voodoo (see also Witches,

Warlocks, and Cults) 566

Wax Museums 574

Werewolves 577

Universal’s “Larry Talbot” Series 579

Spain’s “Waldemar Daninsky” Series 581

Other Lycanthropes 583

Witches, Warlocks, and Cults (see also Voodoo) 593

Yeti (see The Abominable


Zombie Flesh Eaters (see also Zombies) 615

Zombies (see also Zombie Flesh Eaters) 622

Appendix A: Blaxploitation 643

Appendix B: 3-D 645

Appendix C: Westerns 647

Title Index 649

(Including authors’ rating, 1 –10, of 1,908 of the films)

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