For years, Heather Wixson has shared her passion for the horror genre as the Managing Editor on Daily Dead, and we couldn't be more excited for readers to check out her upcoming book, Monster Squad, a celebration of practical effects artists and their incredible creations that made so many of us believe in the magic of movies.

Coming soon from BearManor Media, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures shines a light on the artists who have worked tirelessly in the shadows behind the camera over the past several decades to create the jaw-dropping creatures that have haunted the big screen and warmed our hearts.

Monster Squad is packed with 20 in-depth interviews with a wide range of special effects and makeup artists, including Tony Gardner, Michèle Burke, Jennifer Aspinall, Steve Johnson, Brian Wade, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr., Todd Masters, and many more. Exploring the origins of their passion for special effects as well as their stunning stories from years in the industry, these in-depth interviews are accompanied with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos from the effects shops behind some of the horror and sci-fi genre's most beloved films.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on Monster Squad in the coming months, and in the meantime, you can check out the official cover art below, with an eye-popping illustration and title art by BeastPop ArtWorks., and be sure to follow Monster Squad on Twitter to keep up to date on the new book.