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John Landis' Monsters in the Movies

Director John Landis, well known for An American Werewolf in London and Michael Jackson's music video Thriller, is returning to the dark side with a new book about monsters.

The Blues Brothers director has written a book called Monsters in the Movies, which documents 100 years of zombies, vampires, werewolves and mummies.

He told BBC Breakfast he discovered that monsters were "essential to human nature" and they were usually a metaphor for something that was frightening.

An American Werewolf in London courtesy of Universal Studios. On Blu-ray/DVD