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Two sacred monsters. Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi By Thierry Rollet
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The filming of the first horror films coincides with the creation of the actual cinema. Various actors, having experienced stage debut, will then be offered roles of iconic characters from Gothic... More > fantasy literature. This was the case of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, known worldwide for their interpretations of the monster Frankenstein and Count Dracula. Therefore, two superstars in both senses of the term, who knew to impose, at the same time, the ‘terror’ gender and illustrate by their subtle play, the terror characters as their authors had imagined them. Two destinies, sometimes united on the screen, though very different in life as in their careers... Two personalities, having wonderfully served a difficult style by their ability to adapt to the demands of their roles that often made them look tyrannical... Two exemplary careers in many ways, whose stories are read like an adventure novel that gives true meaning to the term ‘film pioneers’... These are the elements that make up this book.< Less
Deux monstres sacrés : Boris Karloff et Bela Lugosi By Thierry Rollet
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Le tournage des premiers films d’épouvante coïncide avec la création du cinéma proprement dit. Divers acteurs ayant connu des débuts sur les planches se verront... More > alors proposer des rôles de personnages emblématiques de la littérature fantastique gothique. Ce fut le cas de Boris Karloff et de Bela Lugosi, mondialement reconnus pour leurs interprétations du monstre de Frankenstein et du comte Dracula. Deux monstres sacrés au double sens du terme, donc, qui surent en même temps imposer le genre « épouvante » et illustrer par leur jeu subtil les personnages de terreur tels que leurs auteurs les avaient imaginés. Deux destinées parfois unies sur l’écran, quoique très divergentes dans la vie comme dans la carrière… Deux personnalités ayant servi à merveille un style difficile par leur aptitude à s’adapter à des exigences que leurs rôles respectifs rendaient souvent tyranniques… Tels sont les éléments qui constituent ce livre.< Less
Frankenstein; or, a Modern Prometheus By Mary Shelley
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FRANKENSTEIN! -- a daring experiment into the soul chilling unknown -- the story of a man-made monster who turned upon its creator and spread terror and destruction in its wake. Behind the locked... More > doors of his laboratory, working in secret during the still hours of the night, Frankenstein created this monster. But when it came to life Frankenstein fled in horror before its soulless gaze. A shocked world stood aghast and Frankenstein found his footsteps dogged by this creature who demanded retribution. Here is the story that has chilled the blood and fascinated the imagination of readers for over a hundred years -- one of the greatest and most blood-curdling stories of horror the world has ever known.< Less
Monsters After Midnight Halloween Issue By Eugene Stevens
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The Halloween issue of Monsters After Midnight, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, fiction, Sci-fi and more!
The Abhorred By Mr. Binger
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Inspired by both the fiction of Universal Films and the truth of Doctor Frankenstein, a paranoid professor of fusion energy dreams of building his own creature. And these creations will be the bane... More > of bloodsucking ghosts who terrorize the American Midwest.< Less
Universal Classic Monsters - 100th Anniversary By Scott Essman
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The Universal Pictures' classic monsters are a timeless group of films which began in the 1920s and graced silver screens through the 1950s. This 32-page eBook celebrates the people who made those... More > films and helped make them iconic on many levels of movie craftsmanship. Features quotes from some of cinema's most notable contemporary horror legends.< Less
Vampires A World History By E. R. Vernor
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Vampires are beings of myth: folkloric creatures who live off the blood of the living and have been recorded in nearly every culture around the world since the beginning of man. This work traces the... More > evolution of the vampire, from its roots in ancient mythology to obscure folk tales and legends, leading up to when these foul beings transformed into the suave Byronic heroes that continue to influence the world’s view of the vampire today. It also examines key individuals in history involved in reshaping our concept of the creature. Popular culture is explored, along with the development of the vampire into the protagonist in plays and poems and novels.< Less
Continuous Performances By Peter Cossey
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A description of the 13 cinemas that existed in Norwich between 1946 and 1961, and the cultural changes that saw the cinema bloom and then nearly die in 15 tumultuous years. A personal story of the... More > cinema going experience from the point of view of a child to a late teenager, as a reborn post war world was changing dramatically and the cinema going experience changing with it. Personal memories and research among primary sources tell a story of Norwich that is unique among other books on the subject.< Less
The Terrible Mr. Teeth By Craig May
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In the tradition of classic leering, cackling villains of stage and silent screen melodramas, Mr. Teeth appears most unexpectedly to a young Girl and her boyfriend during an innocent picnic. The Girl... More > has issues of her own, and must contend with them while desperately dodging Mr. Teeth's dastardly attempts to pursue her. Is Mr. Teeth an exponent of the troubled Girl's inner struggles...or is he a real threat? Author/artist Craig May has created a fairy tale for adults, or a "Symphony of Horror and Healing", telling his tale through the use of handmade puppets and figurines against atmospheric backgrounds.< Less
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We bid you welcome to our Dracula issue of Monster Magazine! Read about Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, and John Carradine as Dracula! Read about some of Bela Lugosi's Monogram movies from cinema past!... More > A fang-tastic interview with Dr. Jeff Thompson! Horror Host of the Month Dr. Lucifur! And comics by Slim Carody and Rob X. Roman! Monster Magazine #4 sports a great cover by Ricky Blalock, with articles by Dave Goode, Vance Capley, David Walker, Wayne Judge, and Johann Schmidt< Less