In The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies, celebrated writer, editor and critic Michael Gingold starts in the silent era and traces the history of the genre all the way through to the present day. From Universal Studios legends such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Mummy, to the big bugs, atomic mutants and space invaders that terrorized the 50s, to the kaiju of Japan and the ecological nightmares of the 70s and 80s, to the CG creatures and updated favourites of recent years – they’re all here.
Michael Gingold is an internationally renowned reporter who became managing editor for the world’s biggest horror movie magazine, Fangoria, in 1992. Recently, Michael expanded his horizons, writing for Rue Morgue magazine, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Birth.Movies.Death, along with Time Out New York, Scream, IndieWire.com, Blumhouse.com and TribecaShortlist.com. As a screenwriter, Michael’s credits include Leeches! and Shadow: Dead Riot. Frank Henenlotter is an independent filmmaker known for his low-budget monster movies, including Basket Case, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker and Bad Biology. A lifelong monster movie fan, Frank lives in New York City, whose 42nd Street movie theatres famously screened most of the films in this book.
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