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Ed Wood's Bride of the Monster
Scripts from the Crypt Collection #4

Ed Wood

 

Gary D Rhodes returns to the Graveyard of Forgotten Facts, unearthing a treasure trove of terrific illustrations and a casket-full of new information and insights on Bela Lugosi, Ed Wood and Bride of the Monster (1956). Also exhumed are the Bride’s shooting script and a vault full of decaying extras.

Large format, 288pp


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The Hideous Sun Demon

The Hideous Sun Demon

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #1

 

In this one-of-a-kind volume, you'll learn everything under the sun about producer-director-star Robert Clarke's 1959 monster classic. Includes scores of rare and never-seen photographs and an afterword from sexquisite co-star Nan Peterson! This is the first in a series of such books from longtime genre fan and chronicler Tom Weaver.

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The Indestructible Man

The Indestructible Man

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #2

 

Horror legend Lon Chaney put his considerable all into his performance as The Indestructible Man, a 1954 sci-fi drive-in favourite. The film gets the full Scripts from the Crypt treatment: a lengthy ‘Making of’ essay, commentary from its writers and producer-director, cast-member memories, Production Code correspondence, pressbook and the ultra-rare script. 174pp.

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Bride of the Gorilla

Bride of the Gorilla

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #3

 

Curt Siodmak, creator of The Wolf Man and Donovan’s Brain, devised this outlandish monster melodrama, basically an exotic remake of The Wolf Man, co-starring the Wolf Man himself, Lon Chaney. Includes a 'Making Of' article, a tribute to Siodmak, detailed release information, an essay on the music score, an interview with producer Herman Cohen, a Lon Chaney Timeline, Production Code correspondence, script, pressbook and more.

Paperback

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Ed Wood and the Lost Lugosi Screenplays

Ed Wood and the Lost Lugosi Screenplays

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #5

 

Dig deep into the desert of unfilmed films, unearthing all manner of previously unknown artefacts and unseen relics. Includes The
Vampire's Tomb and The Ghoul Goes West.
Large format, 302pp

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Dracula's Daughter

Dracula's Daughter

Scripts from the Crypt Collection #6

 

Cross and wooden stake in hand, Dr Gary D Rhodes re-enters the sepulchre of supernatural cinema, casting his lantern's light on Universal’s 1936 classic Dracula’s Daughter. With fellow tomb raiders Tom Weaver and Michael Lee, he discovers long-forgotten lore, presented herein with the film’s original shooting script, pressbook and a large array of other freshly exhumed extras.

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Frankenstein: A Play

Frankenstein: A Play

by John L Balderston & Garrett Fort Original Script and Background Analysis

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley tells the story of Victor Frankenstein and the man he creates in an unorthodox scientific experiment. The novel spawned several stage versions and before production started on Universal’s 1931 film, John L Balderston wrote a new adaptation of Frankenstein with screenwriter Garrett Fort. Although it was never performed on a stage, it remains an important document in American theatre history. Discover the thrills that were originally meant for 1930s’ Depression-era audiences in this faithfully-reproduced version of Balderston and Fort’s play. 105pp.

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Horror of Dracula

Horror of Dracula

by Philip J Riley Original Script and Background Analysis

In 1958, Hammer Films began their now classic remakes of the Universal monster films in vivid Technicolor and Christopher Lee created a more horrific vision of Count Dracula, which delighted audiences and continues to do so today. This volume contains the shooting script, pressbook and a host of photographs, with production background by Ronald V Borst. Also contains THE VAMPYRE by John Polidori, 1819. 176pp.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

edited by Philip J Riley Original Script and Background Analysis

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) was acclaimed as the first million-dollar production. This volume includes a facsimile of director Wallace Worsley's personally annotated shooting script by Edward T Lowe and Perley Poore Sheehan. Also contains hundreds of rare photos, many of which have never been published, from the library of Wallace Worsley Jr. 217pp.

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

by RC Sherriff & Gregory William Mank Original Script and Background Analysis

‘Power... Power to walk into the gold vaults of nations, amidst the secrets of kings, into the Holy of Holies! Power to make multitudes run squealing in terror, at the touch of my little invisible finger!’ - Claude Rains as The Invisible Man. Includes the shooting script, pressbook and an introduction by Jessica Rains. ‘Anyone who cares about classic monster movies will find a treasure trove of information, rare photos, and meticulous detail.’ -- Leonard Maltin. 197pp.

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Wolfman Vs Dracula: An Alternative History for Classic Film Monsters

Wolfman Vs Dracula: An Alternative History for Classic Film Monsters

by Philip J Riley Original Script and Background Analysis

Following Phantom of the Opera (1943), a sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman was considered for a Technicolor production: ‘Wolfman vs Dracula’! A script was prepared by Bernard Shubert, who had written the screenplay for Tod Browning's Mark of the Vampire (1935). But things did not go according to plan and the studio decided to make another of its Arabian Nights extravaganzas to fulfil its Technicolor contract instead; all that remains of ‘Wolfman vs Dracula’ are some colour 8x10s of Lon Chaney Jr in both roles. This volume also contains a biography of Shubert, with commentary by effects cinematographer David Stanley Horsley. 133pp.

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The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein

edited by Philip J Riley Novelisation

‘“..and as the Baron Frankenstein has been adjudged responsible for the actions of the monster which he created...you are charged to carry out sentence of death by beheading.” So read the instructions on the warrant - but Frankenstein did not die!’ This is a new edition of the original tie-in novel of the Hammer sequel to 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein. 154pp.

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Brides of Dracula

Brides of Dracula

by Dean Owen Novelisation

This is the first volume of a series whose purpose is to preserve the 1950s and 1960s horror movie tie-in novels in a new format for a new century. These are the original novels by various authors, not the scripts as in the Filmonster Series and the MagicImage Filmbook series. 153pp.

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The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein

edited by Philip J Riley Novelisation

In this sequel to the world’s most famous shocker, Frankenstein is compelled to repeat his experiment and create a bride for the monster. He hesitates - but his task-master, by most dastardly threats, forces him to complete the work with the result that... A terrifying story which contains an underlying idea that is particularly applicable at the present time when machinery has become a MONSTER - a dominating and revolutionising power in the economics of the MODERN WORLD. HORROR - FASCINATION - ROMANCE. 154pp.

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