Need More Horror Books?

Of course you do. What a silly question. Here are a few that have recently come out, or will be coming out this year that you might want to add to your library.

Puppet Master Complete: A Franchise History by Nat Brehmer

For better or for worse, Full Moon’s Puppet Master series is one of the longest running straight-to-video horror series since the first one came out in 1989. Author Brehmer covers all 14 films (to date, at least!), with an in-depth exploration into each of them, including the made-for-TV crossovers, and theatrical reboots. He also covers the action figures, comic books, and the other merchandise that has been coming over the last 30+ years. It features new interviews with the people behind the franchise, as well as dozens of behind-the-scenes photos. If you’re a fan of the series, you are probably going to need this one!

This is being published by McFarland with a price tag of $39.95. No exact release date yet.

Classic Monsters Unmade: The Lost Films of Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and other Monsters – Volume 1 1899-1955 by John LeMay

Published by Bicep Books this past February, this book covers the films from the class era that are either lost, such as Dracula’s Death from 1921, or were never even made, like Wolf Man vs. Dracula from the ’40s. But there are also versions of movies that we have seen, but parts that were either left out or never filmed, such as Lugosi’s monster actually speaking in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), or Lugosi commanding an army in Dracula’s Daughter (1936). Add in who was almost casts in the title role of The Invisible Man (1933) instead of Claude Rains or when Kharis the mummy gets sucked into a tornado.

This book is available in both hardcover ($27.99) or softcover ($17.20) versions right now on Amazon. For any film fans of the classic era, this sounds like a lot of fun to read about what “almost happened”.

Then we have 3 other titles coming from McFarland, but don’t have a lot of information about them, other than they are due out this year, and priced between $39.95 and $49.95, but all look a little interesting. For more information (when they put it on the site) you can head over to McFarland’s website (HERE).

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