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This is the special edition monster lovers have been waiting for! This incredible issue features over 75 of the most fiendish filmonster fotos ever created, all in one exquisite, fine-art volume. This special issue is like no other classic horror compilation ever published. The giant 10" x 13" size, European-styled edition is a state-of-the-art production, printed in deep, rich tones on heavy weight archival paper and square bound--a stunning collector's edition portfolio presentation that captures all the richness, beauty, detail and naked horror of the originals like never before. Each photo has been digitally restored to its original brilliance. The detail is remarkable!
Featured films include "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein," "Dracula," "Creature From the Black Lagoon," "The Wolf Man," "Mad Love," "Murders in the Rue Morgue" "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and many more.
Each photo is accompanied by historical information and credits. This is an edition dedicated to the fine art of lighting, staging and the timeless performances of the greatest achievements in classic horror! It's already become a treasured collector's item--a must-have for every classic horror library. 128 pages of eye-popping treasures!
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RAY FERRY, Editor/Publisher of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND Magazine, is one of the leading authorities and aficionados of what he terms "the films of Classic Horrorwood." He began his love affair with the genre in 1960 as an 8-year-old charter reader of a popular 1960s era pulp magazine titled Famous Monsters of Filmland, which was the "bible" of the monster craze of the time, influencing the careers of a whole generation of then adolescent readers. Today Ferry is the editor and publisher of that very same magazine that so influenced him in his youth.
Having worked for some 20 years as a professional photographer before applying his energies to FM, Ferry has a unique appreciation of and respect for the craftsmanship of the horror classics. Since reviving the magazine from the realm of the literary "undead" in 1993, Ferry has devoted his efforts to introducing the era of the classic fright films to a new generation who have been weaned on a diet of blood and gore in modern films. An outspoken voice concerning graphic violence in film and its desensitizing effect on young minds, Ferry's retro-horror approach has resulted in reestablishing Famous Monsters of Filmland, as the leading publication of its kind. By merging the magazine's original 1960s flavor with a 1990s edge, he has bridged the gap of several generations and created an entertaining and educational forum, with both adult and child readers sharing the innocent fun of the Halloween spirit all year long.
Ferry has worked with many diverse talents in the fantasy film genre with whom he shares a love of the classics including author Ray Bradbury, Academy Award Winning Animator Ray Harryhausen (both of whom were among the most influential personalities of his youth); legendary comics Phyllis Diller (MAD MONSTER PARTY), Mel Brooks (YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN) and Gary Owens; renowned performers Gloria Stuart (THE OLD DARK HOUSE), Adam West (TV's Batman), Frank Gorshin (Batman TV's Riddler), Cassandra Peterson (TV's ELVIRA), Al Lewis (THE MUNSTERS), and world renowned mentalist and occult authority The Amazing Kreskin, among others.
Ferry believes the old horror films will never be equaled. His credo is "there's no ghoul like an old ghoul."
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