Monsters evil beings, mythical beasts, and all manner of imaginary terrors /

Like so many other eternal adolescents, I am fascinated by imaginary monsters- especially the luscious ghouls and extraterrestrials in sci-fi literature and Hollywood films. They always inspired both dread and attraction in me, or perhaps empathy is a better word. So, given this morbid interest, the...

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Main Author: Gilmore, David D., 1943- (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
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