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Tom Weaver

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One of the “leading scholars in the horror field” (The New York Times), Tom Weaver is a Sleepy Hollow, New York-based film researcher and historian. Since 1982, he has interviewed nearly 600 actors, writers, producers, directors, etc. for a variety of nationally distributed magazines. His 35 books include “Universal Horrors”, an examination of the studio’s classic chillers of the 1930s and 1940s.

Weaver has written liner notes, production histories and cast bios for hundreds of laser discs, DVDs and Blu-rays; provided scores of audio commentaries (mostly for horror and sci-fi movies, including Creature from the Black Lagoon and its sequels); and guested on movie-related documentary series on “American Movie Classics” and E!.

Weaver is a multiple-time winner of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award, a fan-based award presented each year for the best in horror movie research and appreciation. He was inducted into the Rondos’ “Monster Kid Hall of Fame” on March 30, 2011.

Books by Tom Weaver

Films on which Tom Weaver provides commentary

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Title Year IMDb Rating
*** Double Door 1934 Double Door (1934) on IMDb
*** The Invisible Ray 1936 The Invisible Ray (1936) on IMDb
*** Night Key 1937 Night Key (1937) on IMDb
*** The Ape 1940 The Ape (1940) on IMDb
*** Adventures of Captain Marvel 1941 Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) on IMDb
*** The Devil Commands 1941 The Devil Commands (1941) on IMDb
*** Invisible Ghost 1941 Invisible Ghost (1941) on IMDb
*** Man-Made Monster 1941 Man-Made Monster (1941) on IMDb
*** The Monster and the Girl 1941 The Monster and the Girl (1941) on IMDb
**** The Wolf Man 1941 The Wolf Man (1941) on IMDb
*** The Undying Monster 1942 The Undying Monster (1942) on IMDb
*** Captive Wild Woman 1943 Captive Wild Woman (1943) on IMDb
*** Return of the Ape Man 1944 Return of the Ape Man (1944) on IMDb
*** The Vampire’s Ghost 1945 The Vampire’s Ghost (1945) on IMDb
** The White Gorilla 1945 The White Gorilla (1945) on IMDb
*** Bedlam 1946 Bedlam (1946) on IMDb
*** The Spider Woman Strikes Back 1946 The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) on IMDb
*** The Man from Planet X 1951 The Man from Planet X (1951) on IMDb
*** The Strange Door 1951 The Strange Door (1951) on IMDb
*** The Black Castle 1952 The Black Castle (1952) on IMDb
*** Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) on IMDb
*** It Came from Outer Space 1953 It Came from Outer Space (1953) on IMDb
*** The Maze 1953 The Maze (1953) on IMDb
**** Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) on IMDb
*** Gog 1954 Gog (1954) on IMDb
** Monster from the Ocean Floor 1954 Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954) on IMDb
*** Cult of the Cobra 1955 Cult of the Cobra (1955) on IMDb
*** Day the World Ended 1955 Day the World Ended (1955) on IMDb
*** Revenge of the Creature 1955 Revenge of the Creature (1955) on IMDb
*** Tarantula 1955 Tarantula (1955) on IMDb
*** The Black Sleep 1956 The Black Sleep (1956) on IMDb
*** The Creature Walks Among Us 1956 The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) on IMDb
*** The Mole People 1956 The Mole People (1956) on IMDb
*** Attack of the Crab Monsters 1957 Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957) on IMDb
*** The Brain from Planet Arous 1957 The Brain from Planet Arous (1957) on IMDb
*** The Deadly Mantis 1957 The Deadly Mantis (1957) on IMDb
*** The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) on IMDb
*** The Land Unknown 1957 The Land Unknown (1957) on IMDb
*** The Monolith Monsters 1957 The Monolith Monsters (1957) on IMDb
*** The Monster That Challenged the World 1957 The Monster That Challenged the World (1957) on IMDb
** Not of This Earth 1957 Not of This Earth (1957) on IMDb
*** Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 1958 Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) on IMDb
*** Attack of the Puppet People 1958 Attack of the Puppet People (1958) on IMDb
** The Bride and the Beast 1958 The Bride and the Beast (1958) on IMDb
** Corridors of Blood 1958 Corridors of Blood (1958) on IMDb
** Fiend Without a Face 1958 Fiend Without a Face (1958) on IMDb
*** Frankenstein 1970 1958 Frankenstein 1970 (1958) on IMDb
*** Frankenstein’s Daughter 1958 Frankenstein’s Daughter (1958) on IMDb
*** Giant from the Unknown 1958 Giant from the Unknown (1958) on IMDb
** Grip of the Strangler 1958 Grip of the Strangler (1958) on IMDb
*** How to Make a Monster 1958 How to Make a Monster (1958) on IMDb
*** Queen of Outer Space 1958 Queen of Outer Space (1958) on IMDb
*** The Thing That Couldn’t Die 1958 The Thing That Couldn’t Die (1958) on IMDb
** The Atomic Submarine 1959 The Atomic Submarine (1959) on IMDb
*** Curse of the Undead 1959 Curse of the Undead (1959) on IMDb
** First Man Into Space 1959 First Man Into Space (1959) on IMDb
*** Invisible Invaders 1959 Invisible Invaders (1959) on IMDb
*** Return of the Fly 1959 Return of the Fly (1959) on IMDb
*** The Wasp Woman 1959 The Wasp Woman (1959) on IMDb
*** Beyond the Time Barrier 1960 Beyond the Time Barrier (1960) on IMDb
*** The Leech Woman 1960 The Leech Woman (1960) on IMDb
*** Master of the World 1961 Master of the World (1961) on IMDb
*** The Haunted Palace 1963 The Haunted Palace (1963) on IMDb
*** Monstrosity 1963 Monstrosity (1963) on IMDb
** The Slime People 1963 The Slime People (1963) on IMDb
** Devil Doll 1964 Devil Doll (1964) on IMDb
*** The Flesh Eaters 1964 The Flesh Eaters (1964) on IMDb
** Secrets of Sex 1970 Secrets of Sex (1970) on IMDb
*** Tower of Evil 1972 Tower of Evil (1972) on IMDb
*** Horror Hospital 1973 Horror Hospital (1973) on IMDb
** The Cat and the Canary 1978 The Cat and the Canary (1978) on IMDb
** Monster Kid Home Movies 2005 Monster Kid Home Movies (2005) on IMDb
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