“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)
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 150 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
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.