What You Will Find Inside

An overview of the impact the movie has had on popular culture

A comprehensive account of the production of the movie

Details of its transition from Bram Stoker’s book, to the stage, and finally to the screen

A thorough study of the life of Bela Lugosi

Fascinating biographies of the major cast and crew, providing an insight into their oftentimes tragic personal and professional

A look at some of the popular memorabilia inspired by the film

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  • 36 pages
  • A4
  • Full colour throughout
  • Luxury matt cover with gloss varnish

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  • 74 pages
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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About the Author

Nige Burton
Nige Burton is a freelance author, novelist and journalist whose work has been featured in numerous national and international publications and media including CNN, Getty and Random House. A passionate photographer, he has travelled widely throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and America, capturing locales as diverse as the windswept St Kilda archipelago, Transylvania’s verdant woodlands, the vast plains of Siberia, and the thriving cityscapes of Budapest, Zurich, Prague, Cracow, San Francisco, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg and Beijing to name but a few. Nige also works as a freelance photojournalist, company director, university lecturer and business consultant, and is the official photographer for Osea Island in Essex. Following a photo shoot in the Chernobyl disaster zone in 2008 he founded the children's charity Chernobyl Heart, raising funds to buy life-saving equipment for the Gomel Children's Hospital in Belarus; the first raft of equipment was delivered in 2013. Nige's other great passion in life is horror movies, and he launched the Classic Monsters brand and website in 2013 with the aim of creating the ultimate resource for fellow monster movie fans. He has published two volumes dedicated to specific Hollywood classics, and is currently working on several more.
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A Few Samples From The Book

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Samples Pages 21 and 22

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About the Book

Classic Monsters founder, author and horror film historian Nige Burton, has dug deep into his crypt to unearth the compelling story of the making of what, by many, is considered the first proper horror movie. If you are a fan of the Universal classic monsters, then this unique tribute to this horror great is most definitely for your collection, which will become enriched as we add future titles in the series. It’s the perfect reference guide for any fan of Bela Lugosi’s most iconic performance.

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