A Sci-Fi Swarm and Horror Horde: Interviews with 62 Filmmakers
By: Tom Weaver (author)Paperback
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In this jam-packed jamboree of conversations with movie industry veterans, over 60 interviewees describe their experiences on the sets of some of the world's most beloved sci-fi and horror movies and television series. Including groundbreaking oldies (""Flash Gordon"", ""One Million B.C.""); 1950s and 1960s milestones (""The War of the Worlds"", ""Psycho"", ""House of Usher""); classic schlock (""Queen of Outer Space"", ""Attack of the Crab Monsters""); and cult TV favorites (""Lost in Space"", ""Land of the Giants""), the discussions offer a frank and fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the genres' classic and lesser-known interpretations both. The interviewees include: Roger Corman, Pamela Duncan, Richard and Alex Gordon, Tony 'Dr. Lao' Randall, Troy Donahue, Sid Melton, Fess Parker, Nan Peterson, Alan Young, John 'Bud' Cardos, and over four dozen more.
Writer Tom Weaver lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been interviewing moviemakers since the early 1980s. The New York Times has 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 calls him ""the best interviewer we have today."" He is a frequent contributor to numerous film magazines including Starlog, Fangoria, Monsters from the Vault and Video Watchdog, and one of his recent articles was featured in the prestigious Best American Movie Writing 2001. He is also the author of It Came from Horrorwood (2004), Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks (2004), It Came from Horrorwood (2004), Double Feature Creature Attack (2003), Science Fiction Confidential (2002), I Was A Monster Movie Maker (2001), Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes (2000), John Carradine (1999) and Poverty Row HORRORS! (1999).
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