Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928–1982


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About the Book

From 1928 through 1982, when Columbia Pictures Corporation was a traded stock company, the studio released some of the most famous and popular films dealing with horror, science fiction and fantasy. This volume covers more than 200 Columbia feature films within these genres, among them Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Revenge of Frankenstein. Also discussed in depth are the vehicles of such horror icons as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and John Carradine.
Additionally highlighted are several of Columbia’s lesser known genre efforts, including the Boston Blackie and Crime Doctor series, such individual features as By Whose Hand?, Cry of the Werewolf, Devil Goddess, Terror of the Tongs and The Creeping Flesh, and dozens of the studio’s short subjects, serials and made-for-television movies.

About the Author(s)

Michael R. Pitts has written more than 40 books on motion picture history and entertainment and has also compiled more than three dozen volumes of local history and genealogy. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.

Bibliographic Details

Michael R. Pitts
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 388
Bibliographic Info: 111 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4447-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5766-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Feature Films      3

Serials      288

Short Subjects      328

Telefeatures      352

Chronology      359

Bibliography      363

Index      367

Book Reviews & Awards

“covers a specific niche”—Booklist; “Pitts is a solid writer”—Rue Morgue; “recommend”—Scarlet.