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David J. Skal


American film historian and documentary writer-producer; frequent on-camera commentator and occasional bit-part actor. Author of the books 'Hollywood Gothic', the definitive chronicle of Bram Stoker's Dracula in its journey from page to stage to screen; 'The Monster Show: A Cultural History Of Horror'; 'Screams Of Reason: Mad Science And Modern ... See full bio »

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 2003 Jules Verne & Walt Disney: Explorers of the Imagination (Video documentary short) (as David Skal)
 2002 Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (Video documentary short)
 2002 The Universe According to Universal (Video documentary short)
 2000 Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed! (Video documentary short)
 2000 The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (Video documentary)
 1999 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Video documentary short)
 1999 She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (Documentary short) (writer)
 1999 The World of Gods and Monsters: A Journey with James Whale (Video documentary short) (written by)
 1999 The Road to Dracula (Video documentary short)
  Biography (TV Series documentary) (1 episode, 1995) (writer - 2 episodes, 1995 - 1998)
- Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) ... (writer)
- Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dark Prince (1995) ... (writer)
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Book, with Elias Savada: "Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning, Hollywood's Master of the Macabre" See more »

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