Stephen R. Bissette’s book Cryptid Cinema was released exclusively on Amazon in November, and now you, too, can have it delivered to your home in order to explore its 245 pages of “movie-land” monsters.
This history of monsters in film-land is fully illustrated by a “menagerie of monstrosities, curiosities, and wild & woolly weirdos from the 1950s to the present day”. And by present day it’s very present, even including the first season of Stranger Things and the book even covers comic books, toys, action figures, and other media.Creators that Bissette focuses on include H.P. Lovecraft, Ron & June Ormond, Jerry Warren, Arthur C. Pierce, Virgil W. Vogel, Janos Prohaska, Kevin Smith, Stefan Avalos, Lance Weiler, the Duffer Brothers, and many more.
While this isn’t meant to be a fully comprehensive history of monsters in film, it’s an “illustrated celebration” with “in-depth essays”. It includes a lot of subject matter that’s often overlooked from stop-motion animation and grindhouse films, as well.
This is a book for “mature readers”, however, and isn’t meant for children.
Scuttle over and order your copy of Cryptid Cinema: Meditations on Bigfoot, Bayou Beasts & Backwoods Bogeymen of the Movies today. Needless to say, this would make a great holiday gift for yourself or fellow monster film enthusiasts.
Here are the links for amazon in various countries offering the book: