Interesting read Ah memories I had grand visions of being a film maker in those days Of course being in the second grade helped those ambitions I ended up getting this at a flea market when I was eight because of the bastards in my class it check out from the school library for an entire term just to spite meThe book itself contains uick blurbs about movie monsters and some dyi movie monster makeup I must have tried making the papier mache Frankenstein s Monster head seven or eight times Mom used to get the book out on rainy days and turn me loose Good times This was one of my favorite books as #A Kid And One Of The Major #kid and one of the major I got into monster movies It is both a film guide for introducing the most famous of the classic movie monsters and a how to book for turning yourself into a monster and putting on live shows with monster characters It also includes a brief script for a monster comedy play which I liked a lot as a id but seems ind of dumb and predictable now I still had a lot of fun
Reading The Rest Of It the rest of it beginning section is A Ghoulery of Monster Greats which is a listing of the best nown of the movie monsters Phantom of the Opera Wolfman Frankenstein s Monster Mummy King Kong Dracula both Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi are featured Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Creature from the Black Lagoon Blacula and Young Frankenstein along with a special dedication to the Man of a Thousand Faces Lon Chaney Sr At the time I first read this I don t think I d seen any of the movies although King Kong would ve been fairly soon afterward Most of the classic Unive. Horror secrets of great movie monsters revealedPLUSHow to make up like Frankenstein or Bride of F or Dracula or Counte. .
Alan Ormsby ó 3 read & downloadIng it s the same guy I think so this is the writer of the classic gore comedy Children Shouldn t Play with Dead Things and uncredited co director of Popcorn and Deranged Suffice to say that these are not movies appropriate to the target audience age of this book but movies #they can grow into i guess i have #can grow into I guess I have say thank you Alan Ormsby for adding so much pleasure to both my childhood and my childish adulthood This is a fun book that I get out every Halloween It has a brief description of some major movie monsters the classic ones I think the newest is Young Frankenstein directions for using make up and face paint to create your own monstrous face and the script for a short humorous monster themed play The whole thing is informative creative and inspiring but what I like best about it is its sense of fun and love of classic monsters I wrote a will at age 8 which specified that this book was to be buried with me It was a life changer I just found a copy on ebay recently It s as good as I remembered it
Being This Book GaveThis book gave the courage at a young age to hoist my love of monsters freak flag high for all to see I used to make myself up as Dracula or the Wolf Man and prowl around the Saturday night neighborhood growling at unwary pedestrians through the hedges The book is probably a big reason why I work in the film industry it was a look behind the curtain peek at magic world of monster moviesAs a side note author Alan Orsmby portrayed the obnoxious guy in the 1970 s cult classic Children Shouldn t Play With Dead Things as well as creating the special make up for the zombie. You can stage or filmIt's a whole fangtastic creep of monster tips straight from a Master of horrifying monster movies. .
Rsal movies would wait until I was a preadolescent But I felt like I new them from reading this book and other sources which may explain my odd relationship to movies and #FILM GUIDES TODAYTHE SECOND SECTION IS # guides todayThe second section is to Make a Monster and it is a remarkable mix of imagination enthusiasm and realistic caution don t steal your mom s makeup without her permission which has just the right appeal to a certain ind of nerdy id The author begins with inspiring anecdotes about how when he was a id he used to dress up as Dracula and run around the neighborhood scaring #people There are pictures of him in makeup probably from the #There are pictures of him in makeup probably from the or early 1960s He says he went on to work in movies on that later and then gets down to giving some instructions on lighting shadow costume and facial expression as eys to good monster effect before giving out the recipes I wasn t really a crafts id and I didn t use the monster recipes so much if I did it was with my mother s help but I loved sitting in front of the mirror with a flashlight and this book seeing what The Horse in Celtic Culture kinds of spooky faces I could create with light Even though I was never a budding makeup artist I got a lot of mileage out of the sheer imagination of this bookNow about the author I always sort of took it for granted that his one great achievement in life was writing this book but it occurred to me looking at it this time that he might have been a big time makeup artist who just happened to write aids book Searching him out on imdb I almost fell out of my chair when I realized he was someone whose work I had discovered as an adult Assum. Ss Dracula or other fearful fiendsHow to act like a monsterHow to perform murky monster magicScript for Monster Shows.