Wednesday, October 11, 2017

1997 Monster Mania, 1999 Attack of the 50 ft. Monster Mania, and 2000 Bride of Monster Mania

Three documentaries about horror movies from the 1920's up to the late 1990's. Hard to find on VHS and the official DVD versions are overpriced due to how rare they are. All three are either hosted, narrated or introduced/outroduced by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

Monster Mania traces the evolution of horror films, featuring footage from dozens of classic and contemporary favorites. From mummies to mutants, from phantoms to aliens, Monster Mania packs a crypt-full of terrifying ghouls into this chilling overview of classic, big-screen monsters. Lock your windows and bolt your doors - Monster Mania is on the loose! Highlights include dazzling clips from all-time horror favorites Nosferatu (1922), The Fly (1958, 1986), Halloween (1978), Alien (1979), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and many more; a rare look at Thomas Edison's Frankenstein (1910); a glimpse of the early special effects of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925); spectacular clips from comedy classics Young Frankenstein (1974) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975); and never-before-seen home movies of horror superstar Boris Karloff. Hosted by Jack Palance. Intro and outro by Elvira.

1997 Monster Mania:

Host Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, brings viewers on an adventure of monstrous proportions. With razor-sharp teeth, deadly claws and giant feet, giant movie monsters have left their oversized imprints in film history. The terrifying one-hour special Attack of the 50 Foot Monster Mania showcases such films as King Kong and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, examining why giant monsters frighten us and why cultures from American to British to Japanese are so obsessed with the monster phenomenon. Highlights include spectacular clips and trailers from The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949), Tarantula (1955), Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and many more; interviews with producer and special effects supervisor Ray Harryhausen, director and author Don Glut and numerous film critics and historians.

1999 Attack of the 50 ft. Monster Mania:

Bride of Monster Mania chronicles the evolution of women in horror films from hapless victim to empowered heroine - and specifically how some of these films reflected the changing role of women in society - featuring a sensational array of footage from silent films, classic horror, contemporary favorites and state-of-the-art science fiction. Prepare for the most bewitching collection of female-driven horror unleashed on the screen. Highlights include spectacular clips from all-time horror favorites Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Exorcist (1973), The Stepford Wives (1975), Carrie (1976) and many more; a glimpse at ultimate sci-fi heroine "Ripley" as played by Sigourney Weaver in Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997); enchanting footage of Dracula's alluring feminine counterparts in Dracula's Daughter (1936), The Brides of Dracula (1960), Twins of Evil (1971) and many more. Hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.

2000 Bride of Monster Mania:

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