Friday, April 30, 2010

FM Cover Fridays - #28


Monster Art: Blacula

Here is another great painting from Daniel Horne. BLACULA!

Monster Movie Posters: "Escape From the Planet of the Apes"

I saw a double feature tonight at the Egyptian Theater of "Planet of the Apes" and "Escape From the Planet of the Apes".  Here is an "Escape" movie poster.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Lost Vampire

Here is Lon Chaney in his fantastic make-up from the lost film "London After Midnight".

Monster Movie Posters: "Tales From the Crypt"


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monster Art: Christopher Lee Dracula

Here is another great painting by Daniel Horne. This time it is Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who's There?

Karloff in "The Old Dark House".

Imagine being greeted by this Door Man.

Who Goes There?

The Monster is frightened as guests enter his home in "Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man".

"This big stick oughta scare 'em!"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dr. Ackula Action Figure

Here is a neat little item from Forrest Ackerman's collection.  It is an action figure of his alter-ego: Dr. Ackula!

Relaxing with Friends

Karloff takes time to pose for a picture during a break from filming "Son of Frankenstein".

Those are some giant feet!

Let's Start The Week With A Laugh!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Get Away From That Window!

Will the moonlight take effect on Henry Hull in "Werewolf of London"?

"Boy do I need a manicure..."

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tales of Terror

Vincent Price meets Peter Lorre in "Tales of Terror".

Boris the Butler

Boris Karloff has a thing for Gloria Stuart in "The Old Dark House".

"Were you on the Titanic?"

Friday, April 23, 2010

FM Cover Fridays - #27


Forry and the Head Fright

Forrest Ackerman poses with a life size head of Reagan from "The Exorcist".

"You smell like split pea."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Toast to 75 Years

The Monster enjoys a meal with Dr. Pretorius in "Bride of Frankenstein".

"Gin...  My only weakness..."

"Bride of Frankenstein" - 75th Anniversary

On April 22, 1935, the world was treated to my favorite movie of all time: "The Bride of Frankenstein".

The Groom

The Bride

The Wedding

Thank you to the Frankensteinia blog for the wonderful portrait of the Bride.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Monster Movie Posters: "Tarantula"




The Wolf Man: IN COLOR!

This is a behind the scenes shot of Lon Chaney, Jr being groomed in "House of Dracula".

A Shave and a Haircut for the Wolf Man.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Monster Finds a Friend of Stone

After knocking this statue over, the Monster finds an entrance to the catacombs in "Bride of Frankenstein".

"Why was I not made of stone like thee?"

The NEW FM

This poster was given out last year during a screening of Monster Movies at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.  It's a great painting of Forry!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Superhuman Strength of Michael Myers

Michael proves how deadly he can be in "Halloween II".

"I have a shooting pain down by back."

Frankenstein Program

Here is a page from the original Frankenstein program.

Friday, April 16, 2010

FM Cover Fridays - #26


Gettin' Hairy

Here are various shots of Lon Chaney, Jr. getting his make-up applied for "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".  The shot in the bottom left corner is a test make-up not used in the final production.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

An Upset Invisible Man

Griffin tries to find a way back in "The Invisible Man".

"My ears have taken a beating from the voice of that Landlady!"

Wake Up, Kharis!

The smell of tana leaves wakes the Mummy up in "The Mummy's Curse".

Early to bed...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Original Teen Wolf

Here are several shots of Michael Landon in "I Was A Teenage Werewolf".



Rondo and His Lady Friend

Rondo Hatton assists this lady on the set of one of the Creeper films.  It's either "Pearl of Death", "House of Horrors", or "The Brute Man".

Rondo, the human table

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Loomis Sketch

The opening credits of "Halloween: H20" shows the office of Dr. Sam Loomis.  This is a sketch that Dr. Loomis made of escaped mental patient Michael Myers.

"The blackest eyes..."

Bride of Frankenstein Pepsi

In the early 1990s, Universal's Classic Monsters were used to promote Pepsi.

Original Bride Pepsi Art

This is how the art looked on the Pepsi box.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ardath Bey

Here is Karloff as Ardath Bey in "The Mummy".

Monsterpalooza - 2010

Monsterpalooza was held in Burbank this past weekend and boy was it a great time.  I had so much fun seeing the most realistic life size figures of my favorite monsters.  There were so many things to see and do.  I can't wait till next year!  Here are some photos from my Monster-ific journey!

Monsterpalooza - 2010

We went for a little walk.

Friend: Good.

The best life size figures I have ever seen.  Incredible...

Casey Wong's tribute to Forry.

This was an animatronic Forry skull that told Forry's stories.

That's me with The Wolf Man and Rick Baker (Monster Maker)

Another amazing figure.  Amazingly lifelike.

Blacula!

A dangerous position for me, I must say.

Who is the freakiest of all?

I had the "THRILL" of a lifetime!