Double Feature Creature Attack: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews
This whopping big McFarland Classic brings together 43 interviews with horror and science fiction movie writers, producers, directors and the men and women who saved the planet from aliens, behemoths, robots, zombies, and other sinister, stumbling threats--in the movies, at least. The interviewees reminisce about some of their great (and not so great!) films and tell their stories. This classic volume represents the union of two previous volumes: 1994's Attack of the Monster Movie Makers ("anecdotes are frank and revealing"--Video Watchdog); and 1995's They Fought in the Creature Features ("a fun book for all SF film enthusiasts"--Interzone). Together at last, this combined collection of interviews offers a candid and delightful perspective on the movies that still make audiences howl and squeal (though fear has long been replaced with sweet nostalgia).
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Page 284 - And seraphs sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued. Out — out are the lights — out all! And over each quivering form The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero, the Conqueror Worm.
Page 284 - tis a gala night Within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres.
Page 284 - And hither and thither fly; Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their condor wings Invisible Woe. That motley drama — oh, be sure It shall not be forgot! With its Phantom chased for evermore By a crowd that seize it not, Through a circle that ever returneth in To the self-same spot; And much of Madness, and more of Sin, And Horror the soul of the plot. But see amid the mimic rout A crawling shape intrude: A blood-red...
Page 284 - Within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres. Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly; Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their condor wings Invisible Wo!
Page 284 - To the self -same spot, And much of Madness, and more of Sin, And Horror the soul of the plot. But see, amid the mimic rout A crawling shape intrude ! A blood-red thing that writhes from out The scenic solitude ! It writhes ! — it writhes ! — with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And...
Page 284 - To the self-same spot ; And much of Madness, and more of Sin, And Horror the soul of the plot. But see, amid the mimic rout A crawling shape intrude : A blood-red thing that writhes from out The scenic solitude ! It writhes — it writhes ! with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And seraphs sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued. Out — out are the lights — out all...
Page 18 - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Land of the Giants; amidst these assignments he also penned the horror classic Curse of the Demon, based on Montague James' short story Casting the Runes.
Page 273 - ... a delight to hear him interpreting the degree of affection implied in a wife's reference to her husband as " my dear little black piggie." No man was more apt in discussing the psychology of sex. In one case he showed, by a wealth of refined analysis and historical allusion, how, while it was quite possible for a man to be in love with two women at the same time...
Page 96 - Artists, 1949) Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (Universal, 1949) Trapped (Eagle-Lion, 1949) Colt .45 (Thundercloud) (Warner Bros., 1950) Rocketship XM (Lippert, 1950) The White Tower (RKO, 1950) The Sound of Fury (Try and Get Me) (United Artists, 1950) Little Big Horn (Lippert, 1951) Three Steps North (United Artists, 1951) The Whistle at Eaton Falls (Columbia, 1951) High Noon (United Artists, 1952) Plymouth Adventure (MGM, 1952) Last of the Comanches (Columbia, 1952) The Tall Texan (Lippert, 1953) City...
Page 275 - The Human Comedy (MGM, 1943) Girl Crazy (MGM, 1943) Thousands Cheer (MGM, 1943...