Where Monsters Walked

California Locations of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1925–1965


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About the Book

This richly illustrated guide to dozens of California filming locations covers four decades of science fiction, fantasy and horror movies, documenting such familiar places as the house used in Psycho and the Bronson Caves of Robot Monster, along with less well known sites from films like Lost Horizon and Them! Arranged alphabetically by movie title—from Amazing Colossal Man to Zotz!—the entries provide many “then” and “now” photos, with directions to the locations.

About the Author(s)

Retired librarian Gail Orwig has written genre film location articles for Filmfax, Outré, Films of the Golden Age, Scary Monsters, Cine Cuvee, and Classic Images. Her favorite films are the Golden Age “horror” films. She lives in El Sobrante, California.

Raymond Orwig is a retired teacher living in El Sobrante, California, whose interests include ’50s science fiction films. He has written articles for Filmfax, Outré, Films of the Golden Age, Cine Cuvee, Scary Monsters, and Classic Images.

Bibliographic Details

Gail Orwig and Raymond Orwig

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 1322 photos, appendix, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6840-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2797-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

• “This is the book for fans of old science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies who have wondered about the places where films were made…a labor of love. Recommended”—ARBA

• “Terrific fun and will leave most Monster Kids spellbound for many, many hours”—Midnight Marquee

• “A fun and interesting read”—Discover Hollywood

• “Wonderfully fascinating book”—Scary Monsters