Vampires, Werewolves, and other Monsters by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
"More than 600 entries presented in this encyclopedia provide a comprehensive range of vampires, werewolves, and related creatures. Topics covered include the supernatural and macabre aspects of the undead, superstitions about them and defenses against them from a wide range of cultures and beliefs, supposed "true" historical accounts of such beasts, and the depiction of these creatures in the arts, entertainment, and pop culture."
Also covered are major writers and researchers and their contributions to fact and fiction, as well as famous performers most closely associated with vampires (Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi) and werewolves (Lon Chaney Jr.). Featuring more than 100 illustrations, The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters is an authoritative reference and an indispensable resource for those who wish to learn more about these mysterious beings and their long and varied histories.
This encyclopedia provides information on folk legends and superstitions about creatures that could change shape, drink blood, or refuse to remain dead—and that allegedly wreaked havoc in many regions of the world. The 600 entries also summarize books, movies, and TV shows that featured a vampire or werewolf character, whether spooky or humorous, and chronicle the authors, directors, and actors who created them. Black and white movie stills are provided. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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