John Landis brings Monsters in the Movies to NYCC 2011


From B-movie bogeymen and outer space oddities to big-budget terrors, Monsters in the Movies by legendary filmmaker John Landis showcases the greatest monsters ever to creep, fly, slither, stalk, or rampage across the Silver Screen. Join director John Landis (Animal House, Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, Michael Jackson’s Thriller) as he talks about his new book, Monsters in the Movies, with horror expert Tony Timpone, editor emeritus of Fangoria. Covering everything from Apes to Zombies and featuring photo selections from the book, the panel will be a unique and witty commentary on cinematic nightmares through history, as only John Landis can present them.

Date: Saturday, October 15
Time: 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Location: Jacob Javits Center, Room 1A03

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More about Monsters in the Movies

John Landis provides his own fascinating and entertaining insights into the world of moviemaking with Monsters in the Movies, while conducting in-depth conversations with leading monster makers, including David Cronenberg, Christopher Lee, John Carpenter and Sam Raimi— to discuss some of the most petrifying monsters ever seen. He also surveys the historical origins of the archetypal monsters, such as vampires, zombies, and werewolves, and takes you behind the scenes to discover the secrets of those special-effects wizards who created such legendary frighteners as King Kong, Dracula, and Halloween’s Michael Myers. With more than 1000 stunning movie stills and posters, Monsters in the Movies is sure to keep even the most intense fright-seekers at the edge of their seats for hours.

Monsters in the Movies book cover
Monsters in the Movies book cover