Monster Movie Books (Part 1)

Mike Matei / May 16th, 2014


  • Thifurious

    May 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Love this idea for a video series ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BladeRunner

    May 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    awesome, I was hoping another one of these was going to pop up. I loved the Goosebumps & Scary Stories video you did.

  • Lightseeker

    May 16, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I love monster movies

  • KennyM

    May 17, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I think this series is really good, please keep the vids coming. THANKS MIKE for posting this and thank you james for creating it. hey mike is cinemassacre your full time job or do you have another one too? ive always wondered what you would do in “real life”

  • Matthew Mercurio

    May 17, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I enjoy this series about books. Keep it up.

  • windrammingroadkillskunk

    May 17, 2014 at 12:38 am

    I remember that King Kong book at 4:51 from fourth grade.

  • incognito schmuck

    May 17, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Hey, are you familiar with the “Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film” by Michael Weldon???? It reminds me of your Encyclopedia of Monsters but with alllll sorts of monster/ sci-fi/ horror/ schlock etc. moviesโ€ฆ its awesome!!

  • Robert Sanchez

    May 17, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Loving the book reviews….keep it up James!

  • May 17, 2014 at 2:50 am

    Yeah, this moment was to come but James, the american versions of Hammer movies…were censored. Here in Italy, and generally in Europe, we got the movies uncensored and they have many nude scenes and more gore and blood overall. Yup, all this years you’ve not seen the real versions of the Hammer movies, tadร !

  • Jackson Monks

    May 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    James I am a huge fan of yours and scary movies but if you do part 2 or 3 of the scary movie books do this book it is called Monsters in the movies by John Landis . It is a great book it talks about the old scary movies to now. By the way it is the same John Landis who mad An American Werewolf in London. It’s a great book check it out James .

  • Rick

    May 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Didn’t you do horror books last time? ๐Ÿ˜› ehehe. Keep ’em coming, James.

  • Chris Winters

    May 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I see you have the Pete Townsend Autobiography it’s pretty interesting to read

  • adventurerus

    May 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

    3:55 – number 6 – Dr. Jekyll and mr. Hyde. Wow, never knew there was a film on it…

  • Weldin Dunn

    May 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I think he has The Simpsons Meltdown in the background. Yeah! Second shelf down on the left!

  • Travis McNabb

    May 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    That the theme music from Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee?, LOL!

  • May 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    love this shit. crestwood house books are the shit, I had you sign my wolfman one at chiller. mike is the nicest guy I’ve met anyway, on instagram I have pics of my signed crestwood house up haha “universalhammer” like the fuckin name? yea ya do. if monster madness is being made how’s a hammer theme like the mummy or curse of the werewolf or maybe a classic one with werewolf of London or a family theme like hocus pocus or Halloween tree? I’m patiently waiting for monster madness as you can tell. keep up the great work guys. motherfucker mike matei is the man by the way

  • May 18, 2014 at 1:02 am

    You are making up for all that time you wee busy. You have so many videos coming out it’s overwhelming in a good way.

  • culwin

    May 18, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Surprised he doesn’t have a tie-in with audible like every other fucking person on YouTube.
    Except this is a case where it would actually make sense.

  • culwin

    May 18, 2014 at 3:11 am

    You need to track down Jeff Rovin for an interview

  • EmSeeSquared

    May 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    *sees a book on the shelf all fuzzy in the background*
    Wait…is that the Official Godzilla Compendium? I have that! I got that when the 1998 film was out! Taught me so much about the Godzilla franchise!

  • May 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I can almost guarantee that Encyclopaedia of Monsters does not have the Angels from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Or the Evangelion’s themselves.

  • jaxon93

    May 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    This is a fantastic video series. I went ahead and bought the Encyclopedia of Monsters book. You should include the ISBN of the book.

  • May 19, 2014 at 1:26 am

    Those Crestwood books are expensive collectibles now. I tried finding the Godzilla one, found only one on ebay, and they wanted a lot for it.

  • May 19, 2014 at 1:35 am

    id love to get the universal horrors book. but i just checked and it’s like $50! no way i’m paying $50 dollars for it.. Encyclopedia of Monsters book is the same price too.. i love monsters but no way i could afford $50 for a book ๐Ÿ™

    • Chris Joncas

      May 19, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      50$ for a book is pretty reasonable. . . a video game costs more. I know money is tight these days but I still think a book is a good investment. Looks at James book it has the same value today as when he bought it, a video game from that age would be worth about 3 dollars today.

  • Chris Joncas

    May 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    I need that Monster encyclopedia.

  • May 19, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I really like the discreet interspersed background sound! ๐Ÿ™‚
    The episode was very interesting too. Good job!

  • grandizer74

    May 19, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Jeff Rovin also did The Encyclopedia of Superheroes and The Encyclopedia of Supervillains. He seems like he must be a pretty cool guy.

  • Smokingspoon

    May 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I’ll never understand the occidental fear of boobies xD . it’s a vicious circle and it’s so intense that nudity is even worse than gore/violence lol…

  • DarkMagicianAVPFan

    May 21, 2014 at 12:57 am

    When I was hanging out in my high school library (it was better than being outside during lunch in the Louisiana heat), I saw the Encyclopedia of Monsters and I checked it out many times until my mom actually bought a copy on eBay for me. It’s a fantastic book and is one of my favorites.

  • May 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    A book that made a big impression on me was at my babysitters house in the 80s. It was called “A Pictorial History of Horror Movies”. It took me forever to figure out the title, It’s very cheap used on amazon. After I found out the title I ordered myself a copy. It’s a very smelly book. It seems it was printed on very cheap paper that doesn’t hold to time very well. Other horror books I own are “Profoundly Disturbing” by Joe Bob Briggs, “The Horror Movie Survival Guide”, and Fangoria’s 101 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen”.

  • Tyler Tothill

    May 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    So, after just seeing Mike’s review on Drunken Wu Tang (nice that you front paged it after talking about it in that last James & Mike Mondays), I have to ask, is the Banana Monster (or Watermelon Monster – in the English dub) in The Encyclopedia of Monsters? ‘Cause according to James he hasn’t found a monster that wasn’t, so what about that thing?… I’d certainly be impressed if so.

  • Chendzeea

    May 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    These videos make me sad as well as happy. Bittersweet you may say. I wish I’d known people like you and mike during my school and college years. No one in my area has any interest in such things. If it’s not clubs, drinking or general partying no one cares. Can’t even get people to sit and watch movies of any sort. This sight is a lighthouse of nostalgia and whimsy ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you kind sir. I always wondered, have you ever had a chance to meet Christopher Lee? He’s one of the few actors still alive I’d actually care to hear ramble on about their life.

  • nammm3

    June 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Goodness, I can’t imagine looking through that ‘Encyclopedia of Monsters’ book any less than a minute. I would certainly look at it for hours!! Lol

  • TheAnimonster

    August 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Does anybody knows the song between 2:23-4:13

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