Books: Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies

Monsters in the Movies, by John Landis (DK Publishing), 320 pp.

Just in time for Halloween comes this terrific tome documenting the countless vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, mummies, giant apes and lizards, demons, aliens, robots and other scary figures that have delighted fans of fantasy, horror and science-fiction films over the last 100 years. Put together with enthusiasm and no pretension by John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Burke and Hare), this book features hundreds if not thousands of photographs of creatures of all kinds, from the scariest to the most ridiculous, as well as a series of short essays by Landis and fun conversations with Christopher Lee, Joe Dante, David Cronenberg, Sam Raimi, Guillermo del Toro, Ray Harryhausen, Rick Baker and John Carpenter.

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