MagazineSci-fi news

Just in | Library of scifi news

Share

Famous Monster

26/02/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Famous Monster in the USA - or Buy Famous Monster in the UK

author pic

Famous Monster is a new DVD documentary celebrating the life of science fiction and horror fan, Forrest J. Ackerman.

Ackerman, the writer, editor and literary agent who has been credited with coining the term Sci-Fi in the 1950s, inspired horror movie fans and Hollywood film-makers with the first movie monster magazine, Famous Monsters of Filmland.

Through the use of archival footage, film clips and interviews with Ackerman and some of the names in fantasy films he inspired, (Roger Corman, Ray Harryhausen, Ray Bradbury, John Landis, Joe Dante, and George Clayton Johnson, among others) Famous Monster shows the journey Ackerman took as he grew up from being a kid reading Amazing Stories magazine and watching movies like Metropolis and Phantom of The Opera, to a literary agent to the biggest names in fantasy writing, to the editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland.

This profile of Ackerman has deleted interviews and a tour of the 'Ackermansion', which houses Forry's 300,000 piece collection of horror memorabilia, regarded as one of the world's largest personal collection of science fiction and fantasy memorabilia

Magazine > Scifi news

Just in | Library of sci-fi news

Add SFcrowsnest.com daily news updates to your own web site or blog - just cut and paste the code below...

Share


Warning: include(../../../comments/lib/2009/news13644.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/hunt0799/public_html/articles/news/2009/Famous-Monster-13644.php on line 37

Warning: include(../../../comments/lib/2009/news13644.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/hunt0799/public_html/articles/news/2009/Famous-Monster-13644.php on line 37

Warning: include(): Failed opening '../../../comments/lib/2009/news13644.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/php54/lib/php') in /home/hunt0799/public_html/articles/news/2009/Famous-Monster-13644.php on line 37

The all-new SFcrowsnest is now running at www.SFcrowsnest.org.uk. This is now the archive for pre-2012 content. Nothing new is being posted here.

Magazine Articles

- Features

- Movie/TV Reviews

- Book Reviews

- News

- E-mail magazine

- Encyclopedia

- Other formats: Kindle, Nook, Sony Ebook, iPhone & iPod

Charts

- Top books

- Top movies/tv series

Offworld

- SciFi @ FaceBook

- Steampunk @ FaceBook

- Us @ Google+

Search

- Search site

Reader Tools

- RSS news feed

- Facebook page for SFcrowsnest

- Twitter page for SFcrowsnest

- Google toolbar for SFcrowsnest

Webmaster Tools

- Add our content feeds to your site