Written by Michael Gingold, the latest addition to The Dark Heart of Cinema series will hit US stores on October 18th, with an official book launch taking place on that day at Forbidden Planet in New York. The book is already available in the UK following its launch at this year’s Horror Channel FrightFest event. It can be purchased exclusively from Fab Press.
From the official press release:
In the book, celebrated writer, editor and critic Michael Gingold traces the history of the genre from the silent movies all the way through to the present day. From Universal Studios legends such as Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolf Man, 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.
Two hundred of the greatest creature features from across the globe are reviewed, with fascinating facts and critical analysis, all illustrated with a ghoulish gallery of remarkable monstrous imagery. Cult-favourite filmmaker Frank Henenlotter, the creator of some of the screen’s most idiosyncratic and bizarre beings, contributes a foreword.
A whole world and grisly galaxy of creatures;- great and small, spawned from space, the supernatural and strange science, the beginning of time, beneath the sea and beyond imagination, await in this book. Dare you confront the beasts within?
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