Monday, October 16, 2017

CAPTAIN COMPANY CRASHES FM'S 1965 FEARBOOK

ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS READING FAMOUS MONSTERS WAS THE ADS IN THE BACK.  Any Monster Kid worth his tana leaves would go through those legendary Captain Company ad sections with a {werewolf's} fang-tooth comb!As a f'rinstance, here's what Captain Company was selling in the back pages of FM's 1965 Fearbook . . . the year I was born.  









Saturday, October 14, 2017

BOLLYWOOD DOES THRILLER {DONGA 1985}

Ghostly Sounds Side 1 Peter Pan Records

Ghostly Sounds Side 2 The Ghosts From Outer Space

QUOTH THE RAVEN . . . RICHARD CORBEN

WARREN MAGS BROUGHT US A LITTLE CHUNK OF SEVENTIES HORROR GOODNESS WITH THIS ADAPTATION OF POE-ETRY FEATURING THE LUSCIOUS ART OF RICHARD CORBEN FROM THEIR FULL-COLOUR, GLOSSY-PAPER "COMIX INTERNATIONAL" #2 {1975}.








Friday, October 13, 2017

FRIDAY THE 13TH

THE MENTION OF TODAY'S DATE MAY CONJURE UP VISIONS OF JASON VOORHEES. 

And the era of the Friday the 13th movies also reminds us of the 1980's slasher film boom filled with serial killers and "fill-in-your-favourite-sharpened-garden-utensil-here" maniacs.  I suppose briefly Jason Voorhees was a human killer . . . maybe . . . before he become something "more than human".  But several years before the 80's slasher craze, Skywald's Horror-Mood magazine-sized comic book SCREAM published a little article called "THE ART OF KILLING HUMAN MONSTERS" in their tenth issue dated October 1, 1974.  As part of our dedication to public service -- and to offer a {dismembered} leg up to monster hunters everywhere, we offer this little how-to guide.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HAIL TO THE KAIJU

SEVERAL DAYS AGO IN MY WORLD OF HORROR POST, THERE WAS A CAMPAIGN POSTER FOR KING KONG AS PRIME MINISTER.  In the spirit of equal time, we now present our candidate for US President.  From THE MONSTER TIMES # 16 (1972).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

MONSTERS IN THE LIBRARY

THE LEGENDARY CRESTWOOD HOUSE MONSTER SERIES! 
Beginning in the 1970s and continuing into the 80s, lucky elementary school children had access to these orange hardback books from their school libraries.  Inside their approximately 50 pages was a world of monsters.  And just because these books were targeted towards children didn't mean they were lightweight affairs; they were, in fact, very informative about the history of monster movies.  The FRANKENSTEIN book, for instance, not only featured the famous Universal Frankenstein movies but also mentioned things like the 1910 film version from the Edison studios.  Crestwood House certainly wasn't talking down to its audience.  Now, Crestwood House Monster Books are almost always ex-library copies which are beaten to death due to a long history of kiddies checking them out of their school libraries.  Despite this fact, they almost always go for stupid money.  I myself am the proud owner of the DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN, MAD SCIENTISTS and THE MOLE PEOPLE books (Thanks, Creepy Classics!); however I've always got an eye out (POP!) for any more floating around for reasonable prices.  Below this post you can watch a video that offers a page-by-page examination of several of the Crestwood House Monster Books to enjoy.  If you've got the 55 minutes and want to bask in the glory of monster goodness, give it a gander . . .   

Crestwood House Monster Series Books

Monday, October 09, 2017

DANTE'S INFERNO

WAY BACK IN THE DAY, BEFORE JOE DANTE BECAME A FAMOUS DIRECTOR, HE WROTE FOR MONSTER MAGAZINES.  Both FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND and CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN saw his articles published.  Here, from the 1966 FAMOUS MONSTERS FEARBOOK, we have Joe Dante's take on terror turkeys!










Sunday, October 08, 2017

SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

THE CREEPY-CRAWLEY CASTLE GAME FROM CREEPY # 55.  Roll the bones!

CEREAL KILLERS

WE ALL KNOW THE MONSTER CEREALS.  But here's a new way to start your Halloweeny day . . . 




Saturday, October 07, 2017