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Two-Volume History of Silent-Era Serials

We’re now offering our two books on silent-film serials together at a permanently discounted price. Together, Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders and Handsome Heroes and Vicious Villains tell the history of early American chapter plays in nearly 700 pages containing more than 500 illustrations (stills, posters, ads, lobby cards, and frame captures) and more than […]

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The Wild West of Fiction and Film

This revised and expanded second edition maintains the first’s emphasis on the nexus of Western pulp fiction and “B” movies, with coverage of significant Western serials as well. The Wild West of Fiction and Film does not pretend to be a comprehensive narrative history; it’s strictly a collection of essays with the same general theme. […]

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Mistress of Death and Desire

Murania Press introduces its second collection of gruesome horror-pulp stories reprinted from magazines originally published in the late 1930s by Martin Goodman, who would shortly establish what became the Marvel Comics empire. Bearing his “Red Circle” trademark, Mystery Tales, Uncanny Tales, Marvel Tales, and Real Mystery were transgressive in the extreme, shattering the boundaries of good taste […]

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When Dracula Met Frankenstein

In 1968 two ambitious young filmmakers, working on a shoestring, made a movie about a ruthless motorcycle gang. Titled Satan’s Sadists, it became the initial release of their new company, Independent-International Pictures, and was wildly profitable. Over the next two decades Sam Sherman and Al Adamson collaborated on a succession of low-budget films that attracted […]

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