Monster Movie Books (Part 3)

Mike Matei / May 31st, 2014


  • Nicholas Taylor

    May 31, 2014 at 10:43 am


    • y2j420

      May 31, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      You’re also the lamest…

      • Nicholas Taylor

        May 31, 2014 at 11:19 pm

        Someone’s mad they didn’t get 1st comment. You jelly?

    • Night-X

      June 1, 2014 at 2:27 pm

      Really??! Can the first person say something better then just say I’m first. It’s like watching a bratly kid first in a long line waiting for something. Funny at first but now getting little tiring.

      • br34l

        June 1, 2014 at 3:43 pm

        jelly of a troll? i would not…

  • May 31, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    2st xD

  • Matthew Mercurio

    May 31, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Great video! I really enjoy The Twilight Zone and that book looks really interesting.

  • Kushdc

    May 31, 2014 at 1:37 pm


    • Weldin Dunn

      May 31, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      No, you’re 5th.

      • RYMH

        June 1, 2014 at 1:29 pm


  • silverwings

    May 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Grindhouse is the only double-feature I’ve seen too.

  • windrammingroadkillskunk

    May 31, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I have that Jurassic Park book. It’s not really a monster book though, because dinosaurs aren’t monsters.

  • An Heroic Hippo

    May 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    These are great videos James, keep making them!

  • An Heroic Hippo

    May 31, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Also cool: Robert Rodriguez has a whole series of “Ten minute film school” videos where he explains how a lot of the effects were done in his movies, from El Mariachi to Planet Terror

  • May 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    WTF – Thuh-row?! It’s thuh-ruh!

    Great video, keep them coming!

  • May 31, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    James, I will fight you or Mike, in the steel cage. All proceeds go to a charity of your choice. I’m calling you out as a punk ass bitch, Rocky.

  • aidan752

    June 1, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Do you have Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life? It’s a cool book about about all the stuff he did.

  • welshdragon

    June 1, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Do you have any horror related autobiography recommendations James?

  • SpearedPage

    June 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    James, as an eager bibliophile, I find this series fascinating, nostalgic, inspiring. What you said about Kirk Hammett’s horror book applies here as well: that you share your miscellaneous collections through these videos makes it feel as if your viewers, also, own a part of them.

    The sincerity and enthusiasm that you bring to curating the literature, movies, and videogames from your youth sets a personal tone in your videos and allows me reach back into my own memory of these things. What I like, and what I find you do so well at conveying, is the feeling of wonder and importance that comes from looking over and studying all kinds of physical artefacts; you just couldn’t get the same attachment from digital copies. There is something almost ahistorical about digital media, and somehow that lessens their appeal.

    Maybe that’s because being able to go back and rediscover physical objects that were there, with us, from years ago is as close as we can get to actually experiencing the past, or revisiting it. One always leaves your videos feeling like there is a lot out there to dream of and explore…

    Thanks for this. — A loyal fan of your work.

  • June 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I really need the twilight zone companion

  • mike king

    June 3, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I don’t know if this really counts as a double feature or not, but not to far from my home, we have a drive in movie theater. It has 4 screens and it starts up in the summertime right as it gets dark and you pay for one movie but get to see 2 🙂 They aren’t old movies ether. Like right now they are showing X-men days of future past. Everyone brings their coolers and snacks and they have a playground for the kids.. So kids are running around playing and chasing each other. A lot fun and nice memory’s there 🙂

  • nammm3

    June 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    That Tom Savini book… that looked like a ton of fun to dig through :-O Great review of your books James! I wish you had a fun little fact for ‘Jurassic Park’ though, but i’m just being picky.

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