“Twice the Thrills! Twice the Chills!”

Horror and Science Fiction Double Features, 1955–1974

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About the Book

In the mid-1950s, to combat declining theater attendance, film distributors began releasing pre-packaged genre double-bills—including many horror and science fiction double features. Though many of these films were low-budget and low-end, others, such as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Horror of Dracula and The Fly, became bona fide classics. Beginning with Universal-International’s 1955 pairing of Revenge of the Creature and Cult of the Cobra, 147 officially sanctioned horror and sci-fi double-bills were released over a 20-year period. This book presents these double features year-by-year, and includes production details, historical notes, and critical commentary for each film.

About the Author(s)

Psychometrist Bryan Senn’s work has appeared in Filmfax, Cult Movies, Shivers, Midnight Marquee Press and Monsters from the Vault. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Bibliographic Details

Bryan Senn
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 150 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6894-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3571-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“When Bryan Senn writes books on cinema, many monster movie fans know he grabs their attention right away and won’t let go”—Scary Monsters Magazine.