Beasts and Behemoths



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From the publisher:

Films about prehistoric animals range in quality from classics like The Lost World (1925), KingKong (1933), and One Million B.C. (1940), to duds like Reptilicus (1962). This book offers critiques and background information on the best and worst in this sub-genre, full cast and production credits for each, and a checklist of lesser films.

...some valuable insight into the various techniques used to bring the prehistoric monsters to life...will appeal to many monster film fans and those who are interested in special effects. (Arba)

...illuminating introduction...his foray into the methods and processes of achieving astounding screen effects is knowledgeable. (Elmira Star-Gazette)

A useful little handbook for buffs of the genre. (Film Review Annual)

About the Author

Roy Kinnard is a contributing editor on the staff of FIlmfax magazine. He is the author of Fifty Years of Serial Thrills (Scarecrow, 1983) and co-author of The American Films of Michael Curtiz (Scarecrow, 1986). His articles on movies have also appeared in such magazines as Fantastic Films, Classic Images, Films in Review, and Fangoria.

This came from the collection of Steve Sherman, a writer,artist, puppet-maker, puppet-performer, and avid collector. Steve worked as Jack Kirby's assistant, at Filmation, and Sid and Marty Krofft, before forming his own company Puppet Studio in 1984 contributing to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse", "Men in Black 1 & 2", "Mighty Joe Young", "Muppets" and numerous other TV series and feature films.


Roy Woolery

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

Metuchen, NJ
Scarecrow Press

Physical Description

8.9 inches
5.6 inches
xii, 179 pages
black & white photographs