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Monsters in the Movies : 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares.

Author: John Landis
Publisher: London : DK Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From cinema's earliest days, being scared out of your wits has always been one of the best reasons for going to the movies. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen. Landis also surveys the historical origins of archetypal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Landis, John.
Monsters in the Movies : 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares.
London : DK Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Landis
ISBN: 9780756692261 0756692261 9781409383888 1409383881
OCLC Number: 769927180
Description: 1 online resource (546 pages)
Contents: Book Contents; How to Use this eBook; Foreword; Introduction; Vampires; Werewolves; Mad Scientists; Zombies; Ghosts; Mummies; Myths, Legends, & Fairy Tales; Dragons & Dinosaurs; Monstrous Apes; Nature's Revenge; Atomic Mutations; The Devil's Work; Space Monsters; Monstrous Machines; Human Monsters; The Monster Makers; Copyright.

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From cinema's earliest days, being scared out of your wits has always been one of the best reasons for going to the movies. From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by horror film maestro John Landis celebrates the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen. Landis also surveys the historical origins of archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves, and takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of the special-effects wizards who created such legendary frighteners as Kin.

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