Monday, May 4, 2015
MONSTER FANTASY NO. 2 (PART 1)
Vol. 1 No. 2
Editor: Tony Tallarico (?)
The second issue of MONSTER FANTASY, I believe, is one of the better issues of monster magazines that were published during this period. It is filled from cover to cover with interesting -- and even unique -- material.
"The Mummy Book" is a survey of mummy movies over the years, and includes a historical introduction that discusses the effect that archaeology had on the influence of these films. There is an article on Rondo Hatton's career, an overview of witchcraft movies, a piece on Elsa Lanchester, a review of FREAKS and THE HINDENBERG, a photo special of Jonathan Frid shown being made up as Barnabas Collins, and even a short fiction story. Notable is "The Strange Death of Lon Chaney", an account of the various "mysterious" aspects surrounding the passing of the great silent film star.