Jack Palance hosts and narrates this documentary that takes a look at
monsters from the earliest days of cinema all the way up to the man
made monsters like Norman Bates. At just under a hour this documentary
really isn't going to teach the average fan anything that they don't
already know. If you're not familiar with the genre then you'll
probably enjoy this a lot more because it really does do a good job at
starting with the earliest pictures and going through the decades and
showing what they offered. This includes Edison's FRANKENSTEIN, the
various versions of Jekyll and Hyde, Lon Chaney's rise to fame, the
Universal monster movies of the 30s, the monster mash-ups of the 40s
and the atomic age that would come in the 1950s. We also cover the
likes of Hammer as well as the more psychological thrillers like
PSYCHO. Again, there's nothing new vets are going to learn here but
it's a very well produced documentary plus there are many great clips
from the movies themselves. Plus, Palance really does a great job with
the narration as that great voice is really put to good use.
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