Saturday, May 31, 2014
As of right now, no responses have come in with the correct answer to the MYSTERY PHOTO contest shown in yesterday's post.
If you've got an idea as to who the actor is in the photo and what movie he is in, send along your guess by using the contact form to the Mysterious Mansion on the sidebar to your right. If you're the first one with the correct answer, I'll send you a brand-new, unopened CD soundtrack of the terror from the tropics, MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND -- donated by Monster Kid and VIDEOSCOPE reviewer (and occasional MMW SOUND OF HORROR guest-poster) extraordinaire, Tim Ferrante!
One caveat -- I'll send this only to mailing addresses in the U.S and Canada.
Have a great and ghoulish weekend, monster lovers!
Friday, May 30, 2014
FINE PRINT SECTION: Only one (1) prize is offered for this contest. Contest is open until one (1) winner is selected or until midnight Sunday, June 1, 2014, whichever comes first. The winner is eligible to receive the described prize on the condition that he/she, when notified that they have won, provides a valid U.S. mailing address to send the prize. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours of notification, then they will loose their eligibility and the prize will go to the next winner with a correct answer. The prize can only be sent to U.S. mailing addresses. Postage will be paid by MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD. The owner of this blog has the right to cancel this contest at any time.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Jim Clatterbaugh's top-notch classic horror film 'zine, Monsters From the Vault has a "due in May" notice on his website, but it looks like it might be delayed once again since its original February release notice.
Hey, you can't rush perfection, I say. Any issue is well worth the wait.
In the meantime, you can check HERE for updates.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Topstone Shock Monster says: "Peek a Grue!". An animated gif from Don Dohler's Blood, Boobs and Beast DVD. See the Shock Monster on the sidebar for more Topstone Tuesdays!
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Lon Chaney Sr. spent the last years of his career -- and his life -- under contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but not before the scrappy and resilient Universal had him to star in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925). With perhaps the only exception being MGM's Tell It To the Marines (1926), Chaney's Quasimodo and Erik were the characters in his two most popular and enduring films.
Having worked for a rival (and much more prestigious and financially robust) studio did not stop Universal from laying claim to his famous name to promote their own productions, "B" that as they may. Chaney was coveted by Junior Laemmle for the leading role in Universal's now-legendary Dracula after starring in his first, not-so-legendary, talkie for MGM, The Unholy Three, in 1930. Unfortunately, The Grim Reaper intervened and Chaney would be dead by the end of August of the year.
File under "What Were They Thinking?", in an issue of their company's promotional magazine, Universal Weekly, ran a two-page ad, presumably written by a company executive (and possibly Laemmle himself) of the most curious kind. Headed with the title, "If Lon Chaney Could Speak", it was a send-up of three Karloff vehicles, Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, and The Mummy, advocating Karloff's acting prowess (and fan appeal) by presenting it in the perspective of Chaney's first-person voice. While Chaney might have indeed approved of Karloff's accomplishments (helped a great deal by Jack P. Pierce's makeup artistry), the editors for Universal Weekly certainly took liberties with Chaney's assumption of opinion. To add a bit of the morbid to the ironic, the ad appeared in the Weekly's November 19, 1932 issue, just before The Mummy was slated for release, and two years after Chaney had passed away from a throat hemorrhage.
Friday, May 16, 2014
After a few months hiatus, the still digest-sized VIDEO WATCHDOG is back on the stands. A new addition among the star-studded cast of regular and staff writers is indie filmmaker Larry Blamire's column. If you like your monster movie reviews crisp, astute, with just the right touch of OCD technical tidbits for the hardcore videophile, then VW's the 'zine for you.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
|LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS n32 FRONT COVER BY MARK MADDOX.|
Editor and Publisher Richard "The Klem" Klemensen has announced that LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #32 is due out this month. Featured this issue is Hammer's LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES, a favorite among Kung Fu fans and horror film aficionados alike. Visit the WEBSITE for a complete list of the contents and ordering information.
|BACK COVER BY BRUCE TIMM.|
|INSIDE BACK COVER BY BOB LIZZARAGA.|
|INSIDE FRONT COVER BY LEE COPELAND.|
Unfortunately, there was a bit of a glitch with the Mystery Photo Contest. The answer (FLESH AND FANTASY) was revealed early on in the comments section of the post. Comments should have been turned off to prevent this, but ....
As a result, this edition of Mystery Photo will be disqualified from a winner. I'll post up a new photo in a week or two.f
Sorry about that!