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Monsters Wed Aug 16 2017 07:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- On the set of "London After Midnight".
Here are a few of my favorite movies I like, err, love, to put on while I'm working on my monster art. Generally speaking, I enjoy the schlocky titles the most because they always put me in my happy place. Born in the late forties, I was there during
Bernie Wrightson passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was 68 years old. Wrightson had been ill for some time and had only recently announced that he was effectively retired, not to produce new art or attend conventions. You can read his obitua
The fearsome folks at My Movie Monsters have just released a look at their latest, upcoming issue of SCARY MONSTERS, a special tribute issue to the PLANET OF THE APES franchise. The spectacular wrap-around cover is by Scott Jackson.You can pre-order
The "Marvel Universe" lost one its original stars last July 23rd. Boston-born "Fabulous" Flo Steinberg was Stan Lee's secretary at the dawn of the "Marvel Age of Comics" in New York. She also was the company's receptionist and fan liaison.Flo (or rat
From "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".
 By the time you read what I'm writing, I'll have been in Las Vegas for a day and a half trying my best to outdo "Fear and Loathing," and "The Hangover!" From this point on, it's just another game of craps! Read the back cover above from my
The world of the giant monster film lost one of its best this last August 7th. Haruo Nakajima (1929 - 2017) stepped into the Godzilla suit for the first time in the original Toho production (GOJIRA, 1954), and played the fire-breathing reptilian for
Bela and Boris between takes on the set of "The Black Cat".
I just picked up this DVD for resale, so, I'm doing it... The story goes like this... A priest from the Vatican is sent to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to investigate the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary on the side of a building and then hears of a s
"I lost both hands to the wrists, a slice of my left buttock, and most of my scalp. And the vision of my right eye. That, too. There were a thousand deaths on Arnhem Land but ours was the worst. Not even a cannibal stew pot could quite compare with i
Lon Chaney, Jr. and Brenda Joyce in "Pillow of Death".
  Here's an interesting show I missed the first time around! Good thing I've got friends in high places like Lord Litter to keep me better informed! If you like good music, do yourself a favor and go check out his Magic Music Box! In the mea
I count myself lucky enough to have been a kid when some of the most famous Disney animated movies were being either newly released or re-released to the big screen. DUMBO, PINOCCHIO, SLEEPING BEAUTY, LADY AND THE TRAMP, all were viewed with an aweso
Here's Lon Chaney from "London After Midnight".
Here's a list of Jerry Warren horror and sci-fi flicks. Photos of Jerry are very rare, above, we see him in a cameo sitting behind John Carradine in a plane in THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD. Also, get this, he can be seen as 'Jitterbug' in GHOST CHA
Boris Karloff is, of course, best known for his role as the Frankenstein monster, as well as his other characters played in many other horror films. It was "The Monster" that he said he owed his fame to, but he had a long career before that, playing
While searching for the Frankenstein Records, Larry and the Monster come across the portrait of Elsa Frankenstein.From "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".
This Saturday Night Special has some extra hot sauce on it, and lives up to it's title because it's.."BERSERK!""BERSERK" is an extra special movie on multiple levels, but I'll just try and hit some of the high points! "BERSERK" was a Herman Cohen pro
The title of this photo by Roman Freulich in the May, 1923 issue of MOTION PICTURE MAGAZINE indicates that Lon Chaney was already well known by theater goers as the actor who could thrill audiences with his outlandish and outre makeups.His character
Michael Myers finds a new victim in "Halloween II".
Here's one we never did, well, until now! It's all about a meteor that crashed into Oregon's Crater Lake and unearths a dinosaur egg. The heat from the meteor causes the egg to hatch, and, the emerging dinosaur takes to snacking on the locals. Actual
Along with Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972), the unforgettable 1974 film by Tobe Hooper, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE heralded a new age of horror movies now called "slasher films", and foreshadowed the hugely-successful franchises of HA
Vincent Price from "The Abominable Dr. Phibes".
I don't know what the budget was for tonight's Weird Wednesday feature, but I think they should have just fed a bunch of homeless people instead! The money would have been a lot better spent! Some people love this movie, but I just don't happen to be
It's Lon Chaney from "London After Midnight".
We'll end July with this wild 'n' weird biker flick, it's all about a group of transvestite bikers that wheel their way to Los Angeles, making for a lot'sa rubbernecking. Filmed at Sierra Hwy & Soledad Canyon, Santa Clarita, CA.This thing stars J
Movie heralds were "throw away" ballyhoo used by movie theaters to publicize movies that were playing at their establishment. True to their purpose, fans read them and threw them away -- which today makes them extremely rare and very collectible.Show
Larry Talbot disarms the Monster with his charm in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".
Tonight's Saturday Night Special is one of the few monster movies from the 60's that we haven't done yet, so let's just check it out, because although it's kind of silly, it's really not too bad!It's called "It!" and/or sometimes, "Curse Of The Golem
Sarah Michelle Gellar from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
It's time for some color, here's a great WB cartoon that fills the bill... The story's about Piggy, he's obsessed with food and that's all he can think about. That night, after being a pig at the dinner table, Piggy has a very interesting nightmare a
Here's a nice little 12 minute treat on a weird ass Wednesday for you that should give you something to think about until Friday! It was made in 2009, written, directed, and produced by Sam Turich and Gab Cody, shot in  Pittsburgh, Pa. and c
Shown today are a trio of photos of the Fabulous Fay, including one where she appears to be in a hypnotic trance, a popular photographer's pose in the day.
Here's Director Tod Browning with his leading lady Olga Baclanova from "Freaks".
Here's an interesting item to check out... The original pilot episode, which never aired on TV, did not feature either the Robot or Dr. Smith, and were added later by 20th Century Fox, Dr. Smith as an antagonist. And, much of this original footage wa
Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle's survey of "Killer Creatures in Men's Magazines" has just been published. Below is a video preview with samples from the book. You can purchase the book HERE.Watch these pages for a complete review coming soon!
Dr. Mannering looks over the Monster in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".
Welcome to another Saturday Night Special down in The Dungeon! Tonight's feature has an extra special cast, and also features Vincent Price is one of his non-horror roles! It's a fun movie to watch for a lot of reasons!As one of the producers, who kn
Browsing through the list of upcoming horror movie books are a number of anticipated titles, including Tom Weaver's look at selected Universal sci-fi monster movies from the '50s. The one I've got my eye on, though, is Voluptuous Terrors, a volume of
Charles Laughton as Quasimodo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".
It's Friday, and time for this title found on Something Weird Video, the story goes like this... Before the credits roll, a Nazi war criminal is in Tokyo to cash in his war loot, a million dollars in platinum, and is murdered by karate chops!! A visi
[FROM: FANTASTIC MONSTERS OF THE FILMS #1]
Ernest Thesiger and James Whale on the set of "Bride of Frankenstein".
A couple of months ago I did a post called Over a 100 Years of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,but it seems I neglected this cartoon from 1933, so it's time to fix that and have a Way-out Wednesday at the same time, cause once you get over the hump, the rest
The long-running kaiju fanzine, G-FAN, has had the great fortune of having a number of notable covers to memorialize its contribution to the genre.Shown here is the original cover art for issue #36 (Nov/Dec 1988), painted by fantasy and science-ficti