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Scream Sirens:
The Heroines of Classic Horror
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Scream Sirens:

 

The super-screamers, the heroines, the helpless, the hopeless and the horrific – classic monsters would not be where they are today were it not for the sensational Scream Sirens we’ve loved throughout cinema history.

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


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Classic Monsters of the Movies #17
(Chaney's Phantom!)

Classic Monsters of the Movies #17

 

Featuring: The Phantom of the Opera (1925), Colin Clive, Dracula Prince of Darkness, Horror movie victims, Voodoo Man, King Kong vs Godzilla and much more besides!

68 pages, full colour throughout!


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Book of the Werewolf

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Book of the Werewolf

 

The concept of the werewolf is a familiar one to movie fans. The moonlit transformation, the deep fear of the monster within… these elements have been told and retold myriad times. The Book of the Werewolf examines of the development of the werewolf horror genre. Produced in rich full colour, this premium title is packed with stills, posters and information to immerse you in the world of cinematic lycanthropy.

84 pages, full colour throughout!


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Classic Horror Movie Art #1
(The Silent Era & The Golden Age!)

Classic Horror Movie Art #1

 

From iconic silent classics such as Metropolis (1927) to groundbreaking productions like Frankenstein (1931) and King Kong (1933), this horror movie poster art collection is a must-have for your collection, including not just the best-known images from each movie, but the lesser-known promotional pieces too. Premium-quality print processes bring each piece of artwork to vibrant life in a glorious tribute to the creativity and skill of the artists who shaped many moviegoers’ first encounters with the classic monsters. This collection of classic horror movie art is destined to be a key piece in your set of Classic Monsters guides, each painstakingly restored image sparking nostalgia and awe. This sublime title is perfect square bound, with a matt laminated cover that shimmers with gloss highlights – a stunning tribute to the poster art of classic horror cinema.

84 pages, full colour throughout!


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Pictorial History of Universal Monsters #1
(The Twenties & Thirties!)

Pictorial History of Universal Monsters #1

 

The horror movies produced by Universal during the 1920s and 30s were crucial in shaping our understanding of what a horror movie could be. They created the environment in which artists such as Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff could flourish, and became a turning point in the development of the modern motion picture. In a stunning new publication, Classic Monsters celebrate the pioneering artistry of the golden age of Hollywood horror. With A Pictorial History of Universal Monsters Volume One: The Twenties and Thirties, authors Nige Burton and Jamie Jones explore the golden age monster films you love, examining each production on its own merits and as part of the wider story told by Universal’s horror movie output. Each lovingly written chapter is packed with information to capture the essence of the horror movies that played such a role in cinema history.

84 pages, full colour throughout!


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The Universal Dracula Movies
(1931-1948)

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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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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Classic Monsters of the Movies #16

Classic Monsters of the Movies #16

(Pet Sematary!)

 

Featuring: Pet Sematary, Holmes Herbert, Killer Kitties, The Gorgon, Bel-Air Productions, and more besides!

68 Pages, full colour throughout!

 

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #15

Classic Monsters of the Movies #15

(Werewolf of London!)

 

Featuring: WereWolf of London,The Abominable Snowman, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Irving Thalberg, Chilling Cherubs Part 2 – including The Innocents and The Changeling, The Gorilla and more besides!

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #14

Classic Monsters of the Movies #14

(Lugosi's Dracula!)

 

Featuring: Lugosi’s Dracula, Monsters from the Deep, George Zucco, The Masque of the Red Death, Invasion of the Saucer Men, and much more.

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #13

Classic Monsters of the Movies #13

(Halloween at 40!)

 

Featuring: Halloween at 40, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi: Behind the Scenes, Metamorphosing Monsters: The enduring attraction of shape-shifting creatures, Tod Browning: Understanding the man himself, Revenge of the Creature: The Sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon and much more...

68 pages, full colour throughout!

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Classic Monsters of the Movies #12

Classic Monsters of the Movies #12

(The Curse of the Werewolf!)

 

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. 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. 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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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...

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

(The Hunchback of Notre Dame!)

 

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

(Universal Frankenstein!)

 

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!)

 

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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Boris Karloff: The English Gentleman of Horror

Boris Karloff: The English Gentleman of Horror

 

Boris Karloff… the name alone is enough to send chills up the spine. As the Monster in 1931’s Frankenstein and its first two sequels, the softly-spoken English actor brought Mary Shelley’s literary creation to the screen in unforgettable fashion, but this was just the first of many compelling horror performances. This unique biographical tribute book travels through the stage and screen career of one of cinema’s most beloved horror stars, from his early work in low-budget thrillers to the high-profile performances in movies like The Mummy (1932) and The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936) which made his name a byword for all things macabre.

84 pages, full colour throughout!

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Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Prince of Darkness

Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Prince of Darkness

 

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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Lon Chaney Jr: Heir to the Monster Throne

Lon Chaney Jr: Heir to the Monster Throne

 

As the son of the legendary Man of a Thousand Faces, Lon Chaney Jr had a lot to live up to, but his career saw him step out of his father’s shadow and establish himself as a horror movie icon in his own right. From a turbulent early life, through the ups and downs of his career to his status as the star of some of horror’s most beloved motion pictures, this biography is the perfect companion to his many movies. But of course there was plenty more to his life, and it also explores his off-screen character. As a defender of downtrodden colleagues and a studio hellraiser alike, he made a huge impression on those around him. No fan of Lon Chaney Jr should be without a copy of this unique biographical title.

84 pages, full colour throughout!

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The Frankenstein Legacy

The Frankenstein Legacy

 

The pages of this Frankenstein movie guide are richly illustrated with beautiful, crystal-clear stills - some rarely seen - from the golden age of classic horror, showing how the look of the Monster transformed our understanding of the character. As you explore each section of this lavish publication you’ll see how the movies of Universal shaped the way we see this true classic monster, its presentation in films like Son of Frankenstein (1939) giving it a new and more thuggish persona. Soon after, Hammer motion pictures such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) and Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) focused on different elements of the Frankenstein story.

84 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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