John Landis Explores Evolution of Monsters in the Movies

 

John Landis has been a horror movie luminary ever since he directed An American Werewolf in London in 1981. In the decades since then, he’s seen monsters evolve from elaborate works of costume and make-up magic to elaborate works of CGI.


In his new book Monsters in the Movies, out Monday, Landis explores a century of cinematic creatures, from the currently hot vampires and zombies to apes, genetic mutants, mad scientists, psychos and scary children. Scanning through the book, it’s hard not to be taken by the evolution of how Hollywood monsters are created, from rudimentary make-up tricks to really slick technical feats.

 

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