Here There Be Monsters (hardback)
Nominated for the Rondo Award!
For over three decades, author Bryan Senn has researched, analyzed, and written about the cinema fantastique. His interviews and articles have appeared in a score of genre publications—everything from well-established prozines like Filmfax and Shivers to well-regarded fanzines like Midnight Marquee and Monsters from the Vault.
Herein are three decades’ worth of interviews, histories, tributes, reviews and overviews on the diverse world of horror and science fiction cinema (many expanded from their original form or new altogether). It's an eclectic exploration of horror movies that touches on everything from Universal Classics, the Fantastic Fifties and Hammer Horrors, to European gothics, Mexican wrestlers and Uruguayan lycanthropes. This cinematic smorgasbord offers up the good, the bad, and the ridiculously entertaining via entries ranging from short bites to comprehensive essays, spiced with in-depth career interviews and personal reminiscences.
For those who can appreciate the gothic aesthetics of a Universal graveyard, or the enjoyable bombast of a Bela Lugosi Poverty Row performance, or the entertaining craziness of a masked wrestler battling a monster, Here There Be Monsters…
About the Author
Bryan Senn has written nine books and hundreds of magazine articles on the cinema macabre. His works include Fantastic Cinema Subject Guide (co-authored with John Johnson); Golden Horrors; Drums of Terror: Voodoo in the Cinema; A Year of Fear; Sixties Shockers (co-authored with Mark Clark); The Most Dangerous Cinema; The Werewolf Filmography; and Ski Films: A Comprehensive Guide. He recently moved to Montana to enjoy the wondrous beauty, fantastic skiing, and the freedom to indulge his cinematic passions—and continue writing about them.