Between 1952 and 1977, Allied Artists Pictures Corporation released over 80 feature films with horror, science fiction and fantasy themes, several of them featuring such genre stars as Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, John Carradine and Lon Chaney, Jr. Among Allied Artists' contributions are the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the William Castle productions House on Haunted Hill and Macabre. Allied also released the camp favorites Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster, From Hell It Came and Queen of Outer Space, and imported European efforts such as Blood and Black Lace and Caltiki the Immortal Monster. Included here are detailed plot sypses and critical analyses of all of the films. Also covered are 22 features, including Little Shop of Horrors, made by other companies and released to television by Allied, and the studio's theatrical double-feature reissue of Paramount's The Blob and Universal's Disaurus!
Michael R. Pitts has authored or coauthored several dozen books on entertainment. He lives in Chesterfield, Indiana.