They Fought in the Creature Features: Interviews With 23 Classic Horror, Science Fiction and Serial Stars

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9780786495757: They Fought in the Creature Features: Interviews With 23 Classic Horror, Science Fiction and Serial Stars

These men and women saved the planet from aliens, behemoths, monsters, zombies, and other bloated, stumbling threats--in the movies, at least--and now they tell their stories.

Julie Adams, John Agar, Richard Anderson, John Archer, Jeanne Bates, Billy Benedict, Turhan Bey, Lloyd Bridges, Ricou Browning, Robert Cornthwaite, Louise Currie, Richard Denning, Anne Francis, Mark Goddard, June Lockhart, Eugene Lourie, Jeff Morrow, Lori Nelson, Rex Reason, William Schallert, Don Taylor, George Wallace and Jane Wyatt give behind-the-scenes insights into such classic movies as Creature from the Black Lagoon, Forbidden Planet, Destination Moon and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms. They also discuss the impact "monster-fighting" had on their careers and what they are now doing.

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About the Author:

Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times called him one of the leading scholars in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images called him "the best interviewer we have today." He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines and has been featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing. A frequent DVD audio commentator, he is the author of numerous reference and other nonfiction books about American popular culture.

Review:

"Weaver is a writer you should be reading...smooth, highly readable narratives" -- Big Reel

"a fun book for all SF film enthusiasts" -- Interzone

"invaluable" --Samhain

"Irresistable reading...quite a bit of priceless first-hand Hollywood stories...fun, crucial material for film fans." --Classic Images

"Most impressive...snappy, energetic...highly recommended." --Midnight Marquee

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