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CLASSIC MONSTERS of the MOVIES



Classic Monsters of the Movies #12
(The Curse of the Werewolf!)
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Classic Monsters of the Movies #12

 

Featuring The Curse of the Werewolf: Oliver Reed dominates the screen, but has tough competition. Chilling Cherubs: kids have a lot to answer for in classic horror movies. Black Sabbath: Mario Bava’s anthology horror thriller makes for intriguing viewing. Fay Wray: this biography explores the life of a true horror superstar. The Fly: Al Edison mutates, Patricia Owens panics and Vincent Price does everything he does best in this 1958 body horror classic. Dr Renault’s Secret: J Carrol Naish brings his gift for characterisation to a movie that’s sometimes terrifying, sometimes poignant, but always memorable. Karl Freund: on the big and small screens alike, he brought about real and lasting change. The Ghost Train: all aboard for laughs and chills as we join Arthur Askey on the desolate station platform.

68 pages, full colour throughout!


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Boris Karloff: The English Gentleman of Horror


Boris Karloff: The English Gentleman of Horror
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Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Prince of Darkness


Bela Lugosi: Hollywood

 

A stunning 84-page publication paying tribute to the remarkable life and work of a true horror cinema great. Presented in beautiful full colour, this title explores the nuances of his many performances as well as the impact he made on the wider world of horror culture. Lavishly illustrated throughout with stills, publicity shots and posters, this is the ideal companion to your favourite Lugosi movies, and pays respectful tribute to a man whose name is forever linked with the world of monsters, but whose legacy is a far wider one.

84 pages, A4, luxury matt laminated cover with gloss highlights.


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The Universal Mummy Movies
(1932-1955)

The Universal Mummy Movies

 

This franchise guide begins with a chapter devoted to The Mummy (1932) and covers each instalment in the series in turn, with many rare stills, posters, behind the scenes information, facts and trivia. Includes The Mummy’s Hand (1940), The Mummy’s Tomb (1942), The Mummy’s Ghost (1944), The Mummy’s Curse (1944) and Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955).

68 pages, A4, perfect bound, full colour throughout.


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The Universal Dracula Movies
(1931-1948)
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The Universal Dracula Movies

 

The Universal Dracula Movies 1931-1948, a lavish full colour publication exploring the development of the franchise through each successive instalment. Packed with information on the movies themselves, as well as the people who brought them to the screen, the guide is rich in rare stills, posters and lobby cards. It covers the entire series, with a chapter for each movie: Dracula (1931), Dracula (1931, Spanish version), Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Son of Dracula (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), House of Dracula (1945) and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948). Please note, for collectors of these publications, the chapters that feature the same films as The Universal Frankenstein Movies franchise guide contain different information and, where possible, stills and posters.

68 pages, A4, perfect bound, full colour throughout.


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Classic Monsters of the Movies #11

Classic Monsters of the Movies #11

(Jekyll & Hyde!)

 

Featuring: Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: John Barrymore turned the wicked alter ego of Stevenson’s scientist into a truly unsettling antagonist. Thicker Than Water: not all monsters are lone wolves. Witchfinder General: a fact-packed exploration of this unflinching movie. Dwight Frye: his roles as Renfield and Fritz. The City of the Dead: this 1960 chiller doesn’t get anywhere near enough attention. The Earth Dies Screaming: and there are plenty of reasons to scream as the planet is invaded by aliens on a mission.

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #10

Classic Monsters of the Movies #10

(The Mad Ghoul)

 

Featuring: The Mad Ghoul: Universal’s 1943 cult classic. Love Kills: A look at the love lives of our favourite heartsick beasties. Witchfinder General: Aggressive, raw and brutal, this depiction of life in the English Civil War pulls no punches at all. Rondo Hatton: A look at some of his most powerful performances and his place in horror lore. Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde: A classic of the Hammer Horror era. The Undying Monster: Let’s go hunt a werewolf!

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #9

Classic Monsters of the Movies #9

Featuring: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and Charles Laughton’s timeless performance. Stop-Frame Fantasy Frights: Pioneers Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen. Vampires are Universal, Part 2: stakes at the ready for the beastly bloodsuckers of Hollywood yore. Peter Cushing: A look at the life and career of this national treasure. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte: Tribute to Robert Aldrich’s monochrome masterpiece. Isle of the Dead.

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #8

Classic Monsters of the Movies #8

The classic Universal Frankenstein (1931) with Boris Karloff. Anatomy of a Monster – Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Vampires in Film – Bruce G Hallenbeck takes a look at vampire cinema. Barbara Shelley. The Abominable Dr Phibes. Ed Wood – looking at what makes Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic so irresistible. And much more besides!

68 pages, full colour throughout.

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #7

Classic Monsters of the Movies #7

(Mark of the Vampire)

Featuring: Mark of the Vampire – Exploring this moody, twist-laden thriller. Sinister Sidekicks – A rundown of some of classic horror’s most memorable movie minions. J Carrol Naish. Hammer Vampires – The world of Hammer Horror’s bloodsucking undead. Feisty Femmes. The Alligator People. The Walking Dead.

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #6

Classic Monsters of the Movies #6

(Glen Strange)

The Legacy of Glenn Strange, Lon Chaney Jr, Quatermass, Evelyn Ankers, Monster Music: Horror film soundtracks aren’t just about screaming. Them!, Dark Eyes of London.

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #4

Classic Monsters of the Movies #4

(Dracula AD 1972) Back by Popular Demand!

Featuring: A Closer Look at Dracula AD 1972, Horror Make-Up, Lon Chaney, Young Frankenstein, Monkey Business: why are there so many apes in horror movies?

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #3

Classic Monsters of the Movies #3

(Creature from the Black Lagoon)

Featuring: Creature from the Black Lagoon, The ladies of Hammer, Val Lewton, Mad scientists and much more besides!

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #2

Classic Monsters of the Movies #2

(The Mummy Phenomenon!)

Featuring: The Mummy phenomenon, Hammer’s Frankenstein, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, The 50s sci-fi horror boom.

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters Almanac

Classic Monsters Almanac

A year-round guide to all the important dates and happenings in the horror film calendar. Featuring: a double-page guide to each month of the year with film release dates, cast and crew birth and death dates, facts and trivia. A tribute to the stalwarts of British and American horror films and a feature-length article on the mainstream horror movie A-listers. Check out what (and who) you share your birthday with! This one-stop horror movie history guide is a must for all fans of classic horror movies.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Dreaming of Nightmares

Dreaming of Nightmares

Dreaming of Nightmares is a concise horror movie history guide, covering the development of horror movies from their silent beginnings to the effects-laden shockers of today. This stylish publication is perfect for anyone with even a passing interest in horror movie history. There are familiar faces in the shape of Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Phantom of the Opera, but it also explores the stories that unfolded behind the scenes, looking at the context in which our beloved classics were made.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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The Classic Monsters Scrapbook

The Classic Monsters Scrapbook

The world of classic horror movies is packed with all kinds of trivia, and so is the Classic Monsters Scrapbook. From little-known facts about the movies themselves to anecdotes from the lives of their casts & crews, this publication is absolutely packed with information. Each section focuses on a specific decade, making it easy to find your favourite film. Inside you'll find fascinating facts that will enrich your understanding of many classic horror movies, stunning scrapbook-inspired design evocative of a bygone age, a fun new angle on each period in classic horror filmmaking and bite-sized morsels of horror movie trivia to keep you reading.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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