Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Super-Monsters Quiz

In honour of this spooky month, I'm going to showcase all of my vintage horror/monster-related books throughout October.

Here are two kind of kooky ones which I am quite fond of:

"The World's Greatest Monster Quiz" by Dan Carlinsky and Edwin Goodgold, 1975. I love the description on the cover: Shockingly illustrated! A ghoulish ghoulash of filmdom's most frightening fiends!

And here's a look inside. It's full of multiple choice questions, crosswords, fill-in-the-blanks, matching, true or false questions, and more all to test your knowledge on everyone's favourite monster movies. Now this is my kind of exam. And of course, as the cover promises, you can see that it is indeed shockingly illustrated. This book has a lot of chuckles in it. The intro is brilliant; "...we're sure you wont say it Boris you. In fact, it's bound to give you a fair share of Bela laughs. And when you're through you'll think the book is underPriced. But maybe that's Carradine things too far". The answers at the back are also pretty enjoyable - for example:
Q: What can kill The Blob?
A: Cold (the cold, not a cold; a cold makes it sneeze a lot though)
Q: What finally kills the Deadly Mantis?
A: Poison gas (the military version of Raid)

"Super-Monsters" by Daniel Cohen, 1977. The blurb on the back explains that "this fascinating book explores the facts behind the legends of of vampires, werewolves, zombies, and a host of other supernatural creatures". At last, some light has been shed on the facts about monsters - and not a moment too soon. 

A peek inside "Super-Monsters". You can see that this one is also shockingly illustrated.

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