At the end of last year, the fine folks who put out the We Belong Dead publication announced they were releasing a regular size book called 70s Monster Memories, with many different authors contributing on a variety of subjects, but all dealing with the monster movies from the 1970s. If you were one of the lucky ones to have ordered it, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. This book is just amazing, completely in fully color and covering some wonderful topics. Now the book is out of print and goes for big bucks.
This same group of deviants that are determined to make me go completely broke are putting out a new book, called Unsung Horrors. According to their Facebook page, the book is “440 pages covering more than 200 neglected, unappreciated or forgotten horror and fantasy films from the silents to the 70s.” So, anytime a book comes out who’s main point is to point out movies that they feel isn’t getting enough love and attention, which in turn is most likely going to get people to seek them out, I’m all for it! Just like we did a few years ago with our book Hidden Horror, it gives maybe younger fans a chance to see look into some titles that they didn’t know about. Or even for older and more experienced fans, maybe it shows them a title or two that even they forgot about. Or, maybe its a film you’ve avoided because you just didn’t think it would interest you, but after reading the author’s take on it, now you’ve decided to check it out after all. All of these are great reasons for a book like this. The book covers films like Alligator People, Willard, Tombs of the Blind Dead, The Black Zoo, Grizzly, Frankenstein 1970, Frogs, Goke: Body Snatcher from Hell, The Shuttered Room, The Black Belly of the Tarantula, The House in Nightmare Park, and plenty more.
Now comes the tough part. Since this is coming from the U.K., its going to be a bit pricey. The price for the book is £40, but if you order before the end of the month, it is only £35. But shipping to the US is going to cost you another £20. So after the conversion, you’re looking about about $70 in US funds. That being said, if it is anything like the 70s Monster Memories book, it is worth every penny. This is a large size book in full blazing color, with great photos and poster art that make it so much fun just to page through, not to mention a slew of talented writers within. A must buy? I know for me, there was no doubt. And since the Monster Memories book sold out pretty quickly, I wouldn’t wait too long to get your order in.
For all the information about this book, head over to their Facebook page HERE and place your order. You won’t regret it.