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« on: November 27, 2018, 02:52:18 AM »

For me, it was these two: I know Ronny will agree with me about the first one.





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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 10:58:07 AM »

Gave away my copy of this a few decades ago, but I used to have a book called 100 Greatest Horror Movies. It talked about films like the Cabinet of Dr Calibri and Dementia 13 and I just had to see what they were really like.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 09:30:22 PM »

A Pictorial History of the Talkies

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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 12:37:39 PM »

I was into film as far back as I can remember. But the two Psychotronic books made me want to see specific movies.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 03:41:12 PM »

These:








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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 07:58:51 PM »

I have the Gifford book, I had it in 1974 too. I'm holding the book. My younger broters are to my right. My sisters are to my left.
I got it for my birthday! I turned 12.
My brothers Mike and Glenn ain't in the picture.That's the back of Mike's head, though.


I have the Alan Frank Book, and had that back in the day as well.
Back in the 70's I read Famous Monsters, Castle of Frankenstein, Monsters of the Movies, Movie Monsters, and any other fly by night mag that was on the newsstand. I had 100's. Along with  Creepy,Eerie, Vampirella, Tomb of Dracula, those gory mags with monsters chopping heads off from Eerie Publications,...all sortsa s**t.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 11:34:30 AM »

Two books pivotal to my growth as a fan of cinema were Cult Science Fiction Films and Cult Horror Films, both by Welch Everman.  I got Cult science Fiction Films for Christmas about 20 years ago, and ordered Cult Horror Films from my local bookstore shortly after.  At this point, I have seen most of the movies covered in the books.

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2019, 04:08:17 PM »

From Star Wars to Indiana Jones: The Best of the Lucasfilm

Got this when i was 5 or 6. Short on text, big on pictures, with an emphasis on FX. Lots of pics of the models they used in the movies, & of the model's prototypes.

Probably made me a traditional FX fan; the book came out a year after Jurassic Park, & folks already knew CG would take over. Bluesad Has pics of physical props used for the Morphing scene in Last Crusade, so there's a bit about the change in techniques in there. By '94 making a prop to morph between was already considered quaint.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 04:26:07 PM »

It Came from Bob's Basement: Exploring the Science Fiction and Monster Movie Archive of Bob Burns

Got this in high school. The life story of archivist, film editor, & gorilla actor, Bob Burns. Has lots of pictures of his collection, & stories of AIP behind-the-scenes.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 08:45:41 AM »

There were a couple of horror books I read as a kid that introduced me to movies I wouldn't see until I was much older, but I don't remember the names.

"Incredibly Strange Films" and Michael J. Weldon's "Psychotronic" books didn't get me into film, but they made me track down a lot of cool titles I might not have seen otherwise.
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