Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Piece Him Together!

Here is a neat Frankenstein jigsaw puzzle!

Gin: It is my only weakness

Dr. Pretorius and the Monster share a drink in "Bride of Frankenstein".

"Gin does a body good."

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monster Movie Posters: "Dr. Jekyll vs. The Wolf Man"

I have never seen this movie.  It is most likely a terrible picture.  I just thought it was interesting that they used the Lon Chaney Wolf Man for the movie poster.

A Thriller of a Portrait

Michael Jackson was not only the King of Pop, but a very talented artist too.  Here is a sketch he made of the Frankenstein Monster.  Michael Jackson was a true monster kid at heart!

"Alone, bad...  It's really, really bad."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sanctuary!

This is the Notre Dame Cathedral facade on the Universal backlot for the 1923 version of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

No detail is spared.

A Strange Monster

This is a publicity shot of Glenn Strange as the Frankenstein Monster from "House of Frankenstein".

The triumphant climax of Frankenstein's genius.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Let's Start The Week With A Laugh!


Lon and Moose

Lon Chaney always brought his dog Moose to the set.  Moose actually played the wolf that bit Lon Chaney in "The Wolf Man".  Look how much they love each other!

Taking a DOG nap.

"Just read your dialogue!"

A dog and his mummy.

Dracula disguises himself as a dog groomer.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Luminators - Phantom of the Opera

The Aurora kits were re-released in the early 1990s as Luminators.  Many of my monster models are from this re-release.


Karloff Getting Ahead

A good likeness of Karloff from "The Walking Dead".

"Is that what I will look like in 20 years?"

Friday, December 25, 2009

FM Cover Fridays - #10


Happy Birthday Rod Serling!

Born on Christmas Day in 1924 was a writer with a most unique sense of wonder.  The mind behind this writer created a television series that would change the way the world viewed science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  The series is "The Twilight Zone" and the man is Rod Serling.

(1924 - 1975)

Christmas Time is Here!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hoped you all watched "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
this year!

Were you visited by Boris Claus?

or Bela Claus?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's Christmas Eve

And I have the perfect thing for you to read this year!  

It's Franken Claus!

Monster Reading "Karloff and Company"


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

War of the Colossal Beast

Here is the very entertaining sequel to "The Amazing Colossal Man", "War of the Colossal Beast".

War of the Colossal Beast

Imagine waking up next to that!

"Do you have a fire engine I can play with too?"

"Airplanes are my favorite toys!"

A Most Unusual Pinball Machine

The Twilight Zone pinball machine is the best!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Imhotep's Plan is Revealed

What he is planning to do with this beautiful young woman?

"You will lie in this glass case for eternity so
museum goers can marvel at your decomposing
body."

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man

Ilona Massey will go home with the winner!

"Keep your hairy paws off my woman!"

Monday, December 21, 2009

Do you recognize this Monster?

You monster fans should recognize this monster from the cover of Famous Monsters #2.  That's James Warren under the mask!

"2 is a cool ghoul of a magazine!"

Monster Movie Posters: "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein"


English

Spanish

Let's Start The Week With A Laugh!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Portraits of a Werewolf

Here are some nice portrait shots of Henry Hull in "Werewolf of London".



Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Stop where you are!"

Jack Griffin is under suspicion in "The Invisible Man".

"You're crazy to know who I am, aren't you?"

Monster Reading: "Movie Monsters"


Friday, December 18, 2009

Sing it Frankenstein!

I used to have this Frankenstein record when I was a kid.  I loved the art work on it.


FM Cover Fridays - #9


Thursday, December 17, 2009

20 Million Miles to Earth!

Witness one of Harryhausen's best!

(1957)

"There is never traffic when I'm about!"

Monsters Love Disneyland

I love this photo because it combines my two favorite things: Monsters and Disneyland.

They all have remarkable heads for materializing
the disembodied.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Transforming Into a Werewolf

Here is Henry Hull in mid-transformation in "Werewolf of London".

Tilt That Head!

This is an alternate version of a very famous picture (which you can find here) of The Wolf Man.
 
"I don't think I trust you..."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Claude of the Opera

Here is Claude Rains as the Phantom of the Opera in the 1943 remake.

"Opera music makes me cry..."

Fu Manchu

Here is Boris Karloff in "The Mask of Fu Manchu".

One of the many great Karloff characterizations.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Some of my Aurora Monster Models

These are some of my Aurora Monster Models.  They were painted by my uncle and me.  More of my Aurora monster models will come in a later post.

Frankenstein

Dracula

The Wolf Man

The Mummy

The Phantom of the Opera

The Creature

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde

King Kong

Godzilla

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Witch