Eddie Murphy may have made a movie about it in the 1980s and next month Frightfest the dark heart of cinema is coming to America.In Book form!
Earlier this week FrightFest and FAB Press released The Frightfest Guide To Monsters, Michael Gingold‘s fantastic book which was previously launched at last month’s Horror Channel Frightfest.(You can buy exclusively at the FAB Press website: www.fabpress.com). Now they have announced they are launching the paperback edition of the book at all good bookstores across America from Wednesday 18 October.Its official book launch takes place that day at New York’s Forbidden Planet store, with the author present.
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, 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?
American Horror fans do you have the ‘dark heart’ to check this book out?