The Complete History of The Howling
For the first time ever MIAMI FOX PUBLISHING presents the complete account of one of the most popular and iconic legendary film franchises in cinema history. When The Howling premiered in 1981 the film introduced cinema-goers to an all-new kind of movie monster – shocking, visceral, graphic and relentless. Spawning seven popular sequels to date, the series has become the most prosperous werewolf franchise of all time.
Best-selling author Bryn Curt James Hammond’s (A Case for Murder: Brittany Murphy Files) The Complete History of The Howling is the first book to chronicle the making of all eight feature films and take an in-depth look at the film’s source material by Gary Brandner, which began life in 1977 as a trilogy of books. It contains interviews with many of the surviving members of each production.
The Complete History of The Howling is richly illustrated and presents stunning pictorials recalling a quarter-century’s worth of behind-the-scenes stories – the struggles, feuds, foibles, controversies and calamities.
Fully illustrated with never-before-seen photos, an all-new unofficial story arc by Nick Stead (Hybrid), along with tracing the complex history of the wolf men from their earliest origins, this is the ultimate oral and visual memoir of the most successful werewolf horror franchise in the history of motion pictures.
The Complete History of The Howling will be EXCLUSIVELY launched on May 12th and 13th at the UK’s leading Horror convention, Horror Con, where author Bryn Curt James Hammond and co-author Nick Stead will be official guests, meeting and greet fans and signing copies of the book.
The Complete History of The Howling tour will conclude on Saturday 10th November before its official street date of 12th November, when it will be made available worldwide from all major book retailers.
Book tours dates include:
London Horror Con June 30th & July 1st
Liverpool Horror Con September 29th & 30th
Halloween Special (Birmingham Horror Con) October 27th & 28th
Bristol Horror Con November 10th
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Bryn Curt James Hammond is a media chameleon with a resume that includes journalism, film and music critic, special thanks for his contribution to the success of several horror films (2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, Gutterballs), modelling for Levi’s and Gap, to starring as a victim in Clive Barker’s Midnight Meat Train, and a zombie in Before Dawn. He produced such DVDs as GoreZone Magazines: Movie Massacre and GZ Celebrity Ghost Hunt.
He was also the creator of GZ (GoreZone) magazine, which dominated newsstands from 2005 to 2010 and redefined what horror magazines should look like, breaking the stereotypical mould and broadening its appeal while courting controversy, which even attracted the attention of Roger Ebert. Bryn finally stepped down as editor in 2010.
Not content with newsstand domination the best-selling author has launched ‘A Case for Murder’ paperback series currently being turned into a docudrama with a second book in the franchise set for release in August (A Case for Murder: Aaliyah Files). He has returned to the horror fold producing Urban Harvest, a slasher film set in London, appearing in Invasion of the Not Quite Dead and penning The Complete History of The Howling, which goes beneath the surface of the cult horror franchise
Huddersfield-born Nick Stead is an author who specialises in all things lycanthropic, those mythical creatures that transform from human to wolf corresponding with the moon’s cycle.
Nick, who is a proud member of Huddersfield Author’s Circle, is best known for his trilogy of books, Hybrid, about teen angst and the issues surrounding becoming a werewolf on a full moon, and just for good measure he adds lashings of the red stuff at its rawest. The book has gone on to receive critical applause and won Stead a firm fan base, which has led him to co-author The Complete History of The Howling, which includes an all new story arc by the author known for rising above the one-dimensional tropes horror is often associated with.