ZOINKS! OR HOW I WOULD HAVE GOT AWAY WITH IT, IF IT WASN’T FOR YOU MEDDLING KIDS! IN 70S MONSTER MEMORIES
- Year of publication: 2015
- Edition Size: large
- Pages: 400
- Binding: Softback
Eric McNaughton’s book, 70s Monster Memories, pays homage to all things horror and fantastical in that turbulent decade, The Seventies. With over two hundred articles, each one of them lavishly illustrated and lovingly designed, this book is a must-have collection of memories and nostalgia for all horror fans.
Steve has contributed a chapter that investigates the importance of the TV cartoon, Scooby Doo! Where Are You? to the youngsters of the period. Steve asks the question: Is nostalgia important? And he answers with a resounding “YES!” He sees Scooby Doo at the cornerstone of his own TV childhood, and the impact it had on him is plain to see. He argues that even in today’s multi-channel world, the TV viewer needs Scooby Doo to provide not just entertainment, but to deliver chills and thrills in a fun way to help combat the horrors of the real world from the comfort of the sofa.
By placing the adventures of this lopsided Great Dane, his hippy friend, Shaggy, and their cohort of adventurers – the handsome Fred, bookworm Velma, and plucky Daphne – smack bang into the zeitgeist of the late-Sixties and early-Seventies, Steve takes his reader on a whistle-stop tour in the unforgettable flower-power adorned Volkswagen Mystery Machine to such spooky, creepy and downright frightening locations as castles, dungeons, fairgrounds, haunted manor houses, and even film studios, which celebrate the greatest ghost hunting team Hollywood ever produced.