Revised and updated since its first publication in 1990, this acclaimed critical survey covers the classic chillers produced by Universal Studios during the golden age of hollywood horror, 1931 through 1946. Trekking boldly through haunts and horrors from The Frankenstein Monster, The Wolf Man, Count Dracula, and The Invisible Man, to The Mummy, Paula the Ape Woman, The Creeper, and The Inner Sanctum, the authors offer a definitive study of the 86 films produced during this era and present a general overview of the period. Coverage of the films includes complete cast lists, credits, storyline, behind-the-scenes information, production history, critical analysis, and commentary from the cast and crew (much of it drawn from interviews by Tom Weaver, whom USA Today calls the king of the monster hunters). Unique to this edition are a new selection of photographs and poster reproductions and an appendix listing additional films of interest.
About the Author
Tom Weaver of Sleepy Hollow, New York, has been interviewing moviemakers for 35 years. The New York Times called him a leading scholar in the horror field and USA Today has described him as the king of the monster hunters. Classic Images said he was "the best interviewer we have today." A frequent contributor to ﬁlm magazines, he has written many books about American popular culture and is also a Blu-ray audio commentator. Michael Brunas of Palisades Park, New Jersey, is a writer, collector and lifelong fan of the horror film. John Brunas of Palisades Park, New Jersey, is a writer, collector and lifelong fan of the horror film.