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Author Emma Westwood with Monster Movies

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Calling live from Melbourne Austrialia Features exclusive interviews with JOHN CARPENTER, ROGER CORMAN, BONG JOON-HO, LARRY COHEN, GREG MCLEAN, RYUHEI KITAMURA AND ADAM SIMON... From the year dot, things that go bump in the night have coloured our collective storytelling experience. The hypothetical ‘monster’, in whatever guise or otherworldly shape it may take, is the manifestation of our fears and social paranoias, and an effective watchdog for making sure we all toe the line. Through literature, the monster has found a lasting legacy but, through cinema, it has developed from black & white into full Technicolor glory making the monster movie an enduring document of social times, movements, fears and desires. This book peels back the flesh on a few monsters that have tingled our spines and caused more than a nightmare over the past 100 years. About The Author: Emma Westwood is a writer, journalist and dedicated cinephile from Australia. As a media correspondent, her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers in both Australia and South East Asia. Her first clandestine viewing of 'The Exorcist' at age 11 kicked off a love affair with the horror genre that has placed her in good stead to write Monster Movies. This is her first book for Pocket Essentials. http://www.myspace.com/monstermoviesbook