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CLASSIC MONSTERS of the MOVIES



Ultimate Guide: Godzilla (1954)


Ultimate Guide: Godzilla (1954)

Toho’s 1954 classic Godzilla introduced the world to a whole new monster and gave Japan a new cultural icon. The Classic Monsters Ultimate Guide looks at the creation of this classic motion picture, from its original Japanese release to the 1956 Americanisation that brought everyone’s favourite atomic lizard to the western world.


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The Universal Frankenstein Movies 1931-1948


The Universal Frankenstein Movies 1931-1948

This luxurious special collector’s edition is perfect bound in the style of Classic Monsters of the Movies magazine and is packed with articles, stills and posters, all printed in a beautiful full colour publication which any classic monster lover will cherish. A comprehensive guide to Universal’s series, from Frankenstein (1931) to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)...

68 pages, full colour throughout.


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Classic Monsters of the Movies #6
(Glenn Strange)

Classic Monsters of the Movies #6

The Legacy of Glenn Strange, Lon Chaney Jr, Quatermass: Celebrating this remarkable motion picture trilogy, Evelyn Ankers: More than just a pretty face, Monster Music: Horror film soundtracks aren’t just about screaming. Them!, Dark Eyes of London: This Lugosi shocker has much to recommend it in this issue’s Forgotten Frights feature.


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Classic Monsters of the Movies #5
(Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)

Classic Monsters of the Movies #5

Featuring: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Peter Lorre, Amicus, Denis Gifford, The Cat and the Canary, Kitsch Corner and much more besides!

68 pages, full colour throughout!

 


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Classic Monsters of the Movies #1
(Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man!)

Classic Monsters of the Movies #1

Featuring Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, Christopher Lee as Hammer's Dracula, Boris Karloff, Zombie cinema, Silent horror and much more.

68 pages, full colour throughout.

 


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Ultimate Guide: The Invisible Man (1933)

Ultimate Guide: The Invisible Man (1933)

The Invisible Man Ultimate guide is packed with stills, posters and information, with biographies telling the stories of the talented cast and crew. There’s also plenty of trivia about what went on behind the scenes, making it the perfect complement to a viewing of the film itself. It explores the production of this beloved movie, from Claude Rains’ powerful central performance and James Whale’s distinctive direction, to the astonishing special effects that still look amazing in the age of CGI. 

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966)

Ultimate Guide: Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966)

Christopher Lee’s second appearance as the legendary vampire is an impressive one and Dracula Prince of Darkness is packed with great performances. In-depth biographies reveal the stories of the cast and crew who turned this atmospheric, brooding story into one of the Hammer Horror classics. This Ultimate Guide is packed with stills and posters and bursting with information and imagery as it looks at the making of the movie, its place in Hammer Horror history, and the many intriguing facts surrounding its production...

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Ultimate Guide: Son of Frankenstein (1939)

The Son of Frankenstein Ultimate Guide is packed with glorious stills and posters, not to mention the many biographies which tell the story of the movie’s cast and crew. From Basil Rathbone’s take on Frankenstein, to the mesmerising performances of Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill. Celebrate this striking movie and explore its development and production – and, of course, the captivating results. Step inside, Ygor is waiting to show you the secrets of Castle Frankenstein and there’s plenty to discover!

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Dracula (1958)

Ultimate Guide: Dracula (1958)

The age of Hammer Horror redefined the way we looked at classic monsters. With Dracula (Horror of Dracula in the US), the British studio turned the vampire count into a violent, athletic monster – Bram Stoker’s creation had a new lease of life, and horror cinema would never be the same.You’ll discover fresh insight into the cinematic drama in front of the camera, and the close-knit team who worked behind the scenes. Please note: This item is the same as Ultimate Guide Horror of Dracula (1958) except for the cover.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Horror of Dracula (1958)

Ultimate Guide: Horror of Dracula (1958)

The age of Hammer Horror redefined the way we looked at classic monsters. With Dracula (Horror of Dracula in the US), the British studio turned the vampire count into a violent, athletic monster – Bram Stoker’s creation had a new lease of life, and horror cinema would never be the same.You’ll discover fresh insight into the cinematic drama in front of the camera, and the close-knit team who worked behind the scenes. Please note: This item is the same as Ultimate Guide Dracula (1958) except for the cover.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Ultimate Guide: The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Return to the Meinster household with this beautiful luxury magazine guide to one of Hammer Horror’s most beloved movies where you’ll find a wealth of information on the development of this acclaimed Hammer classic. From Terence Fisher’s distinctive directing style, to the intensity of Peter Cushing’s performance. Rare stills and posters bring the blood-drenched adventure to life, with in-depth articles and biographies offering new insight into the ways The Brides of Dracula has become such an important film.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Ultimate Guide: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Universal’s 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon has a special place in the hearts of countless fans of classic monsters. Each of the many articles is accompanied by beautifully-reproduced stills, posters and lobby cards, taking you back to the Amazon in style. Cast and crew biographies give depth and insight to the people who made Creature from the Black Lagoon such a key reference point in the history of horror movies – this is the perfect item for any fan of the Creature.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: King Kong (1933)

Ultimate Guide: King Kong (1933)

Head back to Skull Island to RKO’s legendary King Kong. It’s the cinematic adventure romp of a lifetime, showcasing Willis O’Brien’s extraordinary stop-frame animation talents which are still loved by many. You’ll find in-depth articles telling the story of the making of King Kong, its impact on cinemagoers on the time and its lasting legacy and influence on pop culture. There are also detailed biographies of the cast and crew, and a cheeky look at Kong merchandise through the ages. We also look at sequel The Son of Kong (1933).

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Jason - Friday the 13th

Ultimate Guide: Jason - Friday the 13th

The name Jason Voorhees is a byword for slasher horror. This machete-wielding marauder just won’t stay down and this dedicated Friday the 13th magazine guide explores the reasons why we can’t stay away from Crystal Lake. From the beginnings of this classic movie series, through its many twists and turns, to the 2003 crossover mash-up finale, Jason is the perfect way to rediscover a franchise you thought you knew. We look at Jason’s different incarnations over the years and check out the many teens who have fallen foul of Mr Voorhees.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Ultimate Guide: Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

A detailed examination of 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein. Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing established their horror credentials in this richly atmospheric movie, and this Ultimate Guide takes a look at Hammer's first Gothic horror. Exploring the backstory to what began the rebirth of the horror genre, with a close look at the movie’s development. Cast and crew biographies, rare stills, lobby cards and posters are all included in this beautifully designed collector’s item reference to the first of the Hammer Horror greats.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Ultimate Guide: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The atmosphere, styling and performances in this movie weave a powerful spell for existing fans and first-time viewers alike. Exploring the many ways in which Bride of Frankenstein makes for compelling viewing, from James Whale’s wry humour, to the pathos of Karloff’s Monster and the anti-chemistry with Elsa Lanchester’s portrayal of his doomed mate. Crammed with high quality stills, posters and lobby cards, as well as trivia, behind-the-scenes information and biographies of the cast and crew.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Dracula (1931)

Ultimate Guide: Dracula (1931)

Includes a comprehensive account of the production of the movie, details of its transition from Bram Stoker’s book to stage and screen, an overview of the impact it has had on popular culture, a study of the life of Bela Lugosi, biographies of the major cast and crew, providing an insight into their oftentimes tragic personal and professional lives, a look at some of the popular memorabilia inspired by the film, trivia and little-known facts, high-quality stills, posters, press books and artwork.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: Frankenstein (1931)

Ultimate Guide: Frankenstein (1931)

Celebrating James Whale’s iconic 1931 production of Frankenstein, the film which catapulted Boris Karloff to international stardom overnight. Tracing the film’s shaky beginnings through to the cinematic masterpiece it became, looking at the source material and various stage and screen adaptations which led to the Frankenstein we know and love. Discover the backstory behind one of horror cinema’s all-time icons, as well as the diverse and often tragic histories of its key cast and crew members.

36 pages, full colour throughout.

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Ultimate Guide: The Mummy (1932)

Ultimate Guide: The Mummy (1932)

Celebrating Karl Freund’s iconic 1932 production of The Mummy the film which cemented Boris Karloff’s superstardom, billing him as Karloff the Uncanny. Tracing the story of Universal’s need for a new monster, through to the movie’s present-day status as a defining factor in the way we perceive ancient Egypt. Discover the backstory behind one of horror cinema’s most enduring monsters as well as the diverse stories unfolding behind the scenes and cast and crew biographies.

36 pages, full colour throughout

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Ultimate Guide: The Wolf Man (1941)

Ultimate Guide: The Wolf Man (1941)

Celebrating George Waggner’s seminal 1941 movie The Wolf Man, the film which created the first new Universal monster for ten years and made a star out of Lon Chaney Jr. Tracing the story of Universal’s celebrated masterpiece which is still revered today for its faultless performances, stunning camerawork and Jack Pierce’s revolutionary make-up. Discover the backstory behind one of horror cinema’s most beloved monsters, as well as the diverse stories unfolding behind the scenes and cast and crew biographies.

36 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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