Monster magazines from the U.K. have emerged as a new wave of horror publications. With the resurrection of titles like THE DARK SIDE, WE BELONG DEAD, and the brand new HORRORVILLE, the Brits are on top of the genre. Another example is Nige Burton's CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES, which shows no signs of letting up. His 'zine is one of the classiest monster mags currently being published. Great care is taken in the production quality and the writing is getting better and more incisive and informative with every issue. His publication schedule is almost breakneck -- issue #8 had no sooner been released when the announced for the next issue came just a week or so later.
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From the CMOM webpage:
Classic Monsters of the Movies issue 9 is the latest edition of the classic horror movie magazine that the world adores. Within its sumptuous, full-colour pages your senses will be monstrously assaulted in the best possible way by fantastically restored stills and posters, an ultra-modern yet classic design that delivers the best of the nostalgic titles of your youth, and the very best in classic horror film journalism.
What’s inside? As Daniel Horne’s glorious portrait in oils suggests, the featured article is a fresh look at Charles Laughton’s evergreen performance of Quasimodo in RKO’s 1939 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. If you’re among the multitude of fans who love this cinematic version of Victor Hugo’s tale, this article will reignite your passion for the movie.
Of course, there’s plenty more fabulousness where that came from, including a rollercoaster run-down of all that’s awesome in classic horror film animation – skeletons, snakes and giant apes, to name but a few! We take a look at the traditional artistry of both Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen, and discover why modern high-tech CGI is no match for stop-frame splendour.
With the concluding part of our foray into the world of Hollywood golden age vampires, an in-depth biography of Hammer legend Peter Cushing, and much much more besides, issue 9 of Classic Monsters of the Movies will keep you entertained throughout the dark winter nights. This issue marks the first of our transition from quarterly to bi-monthly, and will be published in early November 2017.
Issue 9 includes:
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame – take sanctuary in our exploration of the RKO 1939 classic and Charles Laughton’s affecting, timeless performance. The film still stands up remarkably well today, and is beloved the world over by fans of horror movies and literature alike.
- Stop-Frame Fantasy Frights – pioneers such as Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen brought the impossible to life in a new branch of special effects, with the animated antics of King Kong and Mighty Joe Young breathing life into some of classic monster cinema’s most revered characters.
- Vampires are Universal, Part 2 – stakes at the ready as we continue our look at the beastly bloodsuckers of Hollywood yore. Picking up where we left off in issue 8, we delve into the delights of Dracula’s Daughter, Son of Dracula and The Return of the Vampire, just for starters.
- Peter Cushing – our biography super trouper turns its reverent rays on one of British gothic horror cinema’s best-loved stars. We take a look at the life and career of this undoubted national treasure and superlative character actor.
- Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte – we pay tribute to Robert Aldrich’s monochrome masterpiece of horror and suspense, as we dare to knock on the door of the Hollis house. With spectacular performances from Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead and Cecil Kellaway, this is 60s psychological horror at its finest.
- Isle of the Dead – join us as we visit the island of death and pestilence in search of a vorvolaka. You can cut Val Lewton’s atmosphere with a surgical scalpel, thanks in part to Boris Karloff’s wonderfully anguished realisation of General Pherides – not for the faint-hearted or claustrophobic.
Issue 9 of Classic Monsters of the Movies is packed to the gunwales with the kind of magic you used to love as a monster kid of the 60s or 70s. With stunning articles and features from the leading lights in the world of horror magazine publishing, it allows our love of yesteryear’s horror film treasures to shine bright. You’ll soon discover why CMotM is fast becoming the world’s favourite monster movie magazine.
Full colour throughout
Packed with stills, posters, articles and info
Printed and finished to the highest standard