Saturday, May 8, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS


Richard Klemensen has devoted himself to the world of British horror films for decades. His love for the genre is nowhere more evident than in his long-running magazine, LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS. Over the years, he has cultivated a list of contributors that are world-renown for their critical and scholarly treatment of all things Hammer and other UK terror cinema. In addition, he has a group of artists that depict each issue's theme with outstanding renditions.

Now available to order is issue #46, with the lead feature on the making of Hammer's DRACULA (HORROR OF DRACULA in the USA) by Bruce Hallenbeck. Along with FRANKENSTEIN (aka CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN), these two films launched a new era in the history of horror.

I encourage readers of WOM who are interested in British Horror and horror history in general to order a copy from the flyer or website (see below). Help keep independent print publishers going!

In addition, a new biography of famed Hammer director Terence Fisher is being released by Fab Press in a signed and limited hardbound edition HERE.

Inside front cover by Bruce Timm.

Back Cover by Neil D. Volkes

Inside back cover by Mike Schneider.

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Friday, May 7, 2021

THEM!


Shown here today is a nifty little fanzine from the UK. Specializing in vintage sci-fi films, it contains a variety of interesting pieces on Roger Corman, THIS ISLAND EARTH, and more. Especially interesting are an index of science-fiction movies of the 1950's and a list of movies with the theme of Mars invading Earth. A nice effort!

























Thursday, May 6, 2021

IT'S THE WITCHING HOUR! (PART 2)


THE WITCHING HOUR
Vol. 1 No. 2
April-May 1969
National Periodical Publications, Inc. (DC Comics)
Editor: Dick Giordano
Cover: Nick Cardy
Pages: 36
Cover price: 12 cents

Issue #2 of this DC horror/mystery title continues with more tales of fright, and more contributions from Alex Toth and Jack Sparling.

CONTENTS
Untitled Introduction/Epilogue
Script: ?
Art: Alex Toth; Dick Giordano

Untitled Story
Script: ?
Art: Jack Sparling

"The Trip of Fools!"
Script: ?
Art: Jose Delbo

"The Beat Goes On!"
Script: ?
Art: Sid Greene

"Once Upon a Surprise Ending!"
Script: ?
Art: Jack Sparling