From somnambulist kidnappers stalking the streets of an expressionist nightmare to an ambulatory alien vegetable terrorising the crew of a futuristic spaceship, fantasy and horror film has explored every facet of human (and not so human) nature. From the earliest days of cinema, visions of blood-thirsty vampires, musty mummies, fanged wolf men, invisible men, insane phantoms and bolt-necked patchwork monstrosities have stalked, stomped, crept and lurched their way across popular consciousness.
In these books we journey back to the very start, when the silver screen was silent and the horrors were presented in flickering black and white. We explore the development of eighty key films, with detailed analysis and biographies of all those involved in their creation from the writers and directors through the composers, cast and technical crew.
Revisit the days when the names of Lugosi, Karloff, Lorre and Chaney ruled the cinemas, and when the myths and legends of iconic monsters were created and developed. Come with us back to the time of the Silver Scream...
Contents - Vol. 2: Man Made Monster, The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Wolf Man, The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Mummy's Tomb, The Undying Monster, Cat People, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, I Walked With A Zombie, The Leopard Man, Captive Wild Woman, The Seventh Victim, Phantom of the Opera, Son of Dracula, The Return of the Vampire, The Mad Ghoul, The Ghost Ship, The Curse of the Cat People, Weird Woman, The Monster Maker, The Invisible Man's Revenge, Jungle Woman, The Mummy's Ghost, House of Frankenstein, The Mummy's Curse, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Body Snatcher, The Jungle Captive, Dead of Night, Isle of the Dead, House of Dracula, Woman Who Came Back, Strangler of the Swamp, The Flying Serpent, House of Horrors, Bedlam, Black Narcissus, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, Apache Drums and The Thing From Another World.