Author bio

Bill Warren

Bill Warren - book author

Bill Warren was an American film historian and critic, one of the leading authorities on science fiction, horror, and fantasy films.

Librarian’s note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Bill Warren is the author of books: The Evil Dead Companion, Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties: The 21st Century Edition, Vampirella Archives Volume Two, Vampirella Archives Volume Three, Vampirella Archives Volume Four, Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties: Volume II, 1958-1962, Keep Watching the Skies! American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties: Volume I, 1950-1957, Vampirella Archives Volume Five, Evil Dead: A Morte do Demônio [Arquivos Mortos] | O Massacre da Serra Elétrica [Arquivos Sangrentos], Vampirella Archives Volume One


Author books

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01
In the dank cellar of the dilapadated cabin tucked away in the great forest, there is a book bound in human skin and filled with incantations writ in blood. To read the words therein is to release a hideously unspeakable force...

Rigorously made on an almost absent budget in the backwoods of Tennessee, the film was a phenomenal success--the true definition of "cult film"--launching the careers of its director, Sam Raimi; producer, Bob Tapert; and star, Bruce Campbell. It also spawned two deliriously different and wildly inventive sequels, The Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, and Army of Darkness, which have won over legions of fright fans around the globe.

At last, acclaimed film critic Bill Warren takes us on a no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the three films, including exclusive interviews with key cast and crew; rare and previously unpublished photographs, story-boards, and concept sketches; harrowing tales of hardship, discomfort, and practical jokes; and much more. Enough to keep any puss-oozing deadite drooling through the night.
03
In September 1969, Vampirella #1 debuted with a stunning cover by the legendary Frank Frazetta -- and quickly made publishing history! The writers and artists that contributed during the magazine's original run included Jose Gonzalez, Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor Smith, Esteban Maroto, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Rudy Nebres, Richard Corben, Pablo Marcos, Wally Wood, and many more! Dynamite now collects this legendary magazine in a hardcover archive collection! Volume 2 collects seven more terrifying issues of the magazine's original run, issues #8-14, reprinted in its original magazine-sized format.
04
Collecting issues #15-21 of the original Vampirella magazine series, Dynamite continues it's resurrection of classic horror! Some of Vampirella's most memorable stories, including the classic tale -...And To Be A Bride Of Chaos- and her unforgettable encounter with Dracula in -Dracula Still Lives!- A showcase of other short stories not seen in print since their inception are once again included in this collection. Short stories of horror, intrigue, and death are all contained in this beautiful volume. Also collected are more rare and vintage content like -Vampi's Scarlett Letters, - -Vampi's Feary Tales, - and -Vampi's Flames- showcasing some of Vampirella Magazine's best creators. Legendary talent whose work also appears in this amazing collection include Archie Goodwin, Jose Gonzalez, Steve Englehart, Doug Moench, Estebon Maroto, Richard Corben, and many more.
05
Vintage horror at its best, re-mastered and collected in a fourth volume of the iconic Vampirella Magazine! Complete with a sexy heroine and things that go bump in the night, as told by some of the most legendary creators in the industry. Collecting Vampirella Magazine #22-28, these classic issues feature the talents of Steve Englehart, Jose Gonzalez, Esteban Moroto, Len Wein, Doug Moench, and many others.
06
Relive and thrill to the science fiction movies of the '50s (through 1962), when jujubes and popcorn with extra butter went arm and arm with mad women (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), weird teenagers (I Was a Teenage Frankenstein, Teenage Zombies), ill-fated matches (I Married a Monster from Outer Space), victims of scientific experiments (The Fly), and all those things that kept dropping in from outer space (The Blob, The Brain Eaters).

As Warren meticulously and unfailingly points out, special effects were infantile ("They fall into a huge spider web which strongly resembles a cargo net," Earth vs. The Spider), budgets incredibly small ("As Jack Moffitt noted, 'the giant spaceman must be a fugitive from medieval France since, on his chest, he wears a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis. On his back, is an Assyrian bull, indicating he may have had his cleaning, pressing and mending done in Babylon'," Attack of the 50 Foot Woman). From The Astounding She-Monster, another small budget reminder: "In the first day of filming, the She-Monster bent over to kill one of the characters and ripped (her) suit in the back ... so in all subsequent scenes, the She-Monster makes exits and entrances facing the camera. Of course, this means she is walking backward much of the time, but aliens are weird."

The book is filled with witty, fanatically in-depth critiques, with insider anecdotes. In addition to detailed plot synopses and production data, Warren cites good and bad reviews from the period, then adds his own analysis of how the film stands up after two or three decades. Credits add to and correct other publishedsources. Fantastic photographs, drawings, appendices and index are included.

08
More gems from the Vampirella Magazine #29-35, which have been locked away in a vault for over 35 years, are continuing to be unearthed from Dynamite Entertainment This volume collects more spine-tingling stories of unearthly femme fatales, mythical gods, and devilish demons. Vampirella, as always, headlines these tales as only Jose Gonzalez can render. She is joined by the magazine''s second most popular creation, Pantha, as she debuts in her own solo tales by Steve Skeates and Auraleon. Bernie Wrightson's first pro work appears in a two-page tale called the "Believer," as well as Richard Corben's senses-shattering stories in full color, plus historical glimpses of the comic industry with probably the first appearance of Vampirella in physical form when two Vampirella's stun 5,500 at the 1973 Comic Art Convention. This 300+ page collection features contributions by other top industry talent including Doug Moench, Jeff Jones, Esteban Maroto, and Ramon Torrents.
09
Não faz tanto tempo que guardávamos nossos filmes preferidos, clipes e festas de família em um VHS. Hoje tudo mudou, mas a nostalgia nos acompanha. A DarkSide® preparou uma edição limitada da Coleção Dissecando em estilo VHS. Nada melhor que guardar um clássico no seu formato original. O box Terror VHS reúne dois livros da Coleção Dissecando sobre clássicos do terror em uma embalagem cheia de estilo - e com algumas surpresas para os verdadeiros fãs de Leatherface e Ash, personagens unidos pela serra elétrica -, que apresenta os bastidores das principais obras do gênero, ressaltando a amizade entre jovens apaixonados por cinema e sangue, que os leva a criar os filmes que queriam fazer, as histórias que queriam contar.
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In September 1969, Vampirella #1 debuted with a stunning cover by the legendary Frank Frazetta - an quickly made publishing history! The writers and artists that contributed during the magazine's original run included Jose Gonzalez, Archie Goodwin, Doug Moench, Bernie Wrightson, Barry Windsor Smith, Esteban Maroto, Frank Brunner, Mike Ploog, Rudy Nebres, Richard Corben, Pablo Marcos,Wally Wood, and many more! Dynamite now collects this legendary magazine in a hardcover archive collection! Featuring work by Forest J. Ackerman, Don Glut, Tom Sutton, Neal Adams, Ernie Colon, Billy Graham, Alan Weiss, Jeff Jones, and Frank Frazetta, Volume One collects the first seven terrifying issues of the magazine's original run, reprinted in its original magazine-sized format.