Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vote for the Rondos!

The 2013 Rondo nominations have been revealed and our blog as been nominated!

Visit the RONDO website and vote for your favorites in Fantasy, Horror, and Sci-fi!  

And remember to vote for "Classic Movie Monsters" for Best Blog of 2012!

Monster Art: Frank Frazetta

An amazing painting my the genius of Frazetta!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Growing People From Seeds

That's how Dr. Pretorius created these little people in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Laughton and his Supporting Cast

From "Island of Lost Souls".

Monday, February 25, 2013

Setting the Scene with Godzilla and Kong

From "King Kong vs. Godzilla".

Look Out, Boys!

The Monster found himself some new friends in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Luna the Vampire!

From "Mark of the Vampire".

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pretorius and his Creation

From "Bride of Frankenstein".

Directing the Invisible One

James Whale directs Claude Rains in "The Invisible Man".

Friday, February 22, 2013

FM Cover Fridays - #164


Lon Chaney Jr's License Application

Here's Lon Chaney, Jr's application for a driver's license.  What a wonderful signature he has.  I love his loopy "L"!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Watch Your Neck!

Alucard puts the bite on in "Son of Dracula".

Monster Art: The Wolf Man VHS Cover

Remember the great artwork from Universal's Monster Collection on VHS?  Here's the artwork for the Wolf Man!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's His House!

Michael Myers is ready to confront you in "Halloween"!

Meeting a Moreau Creature

From "Island of Lost Souls".

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monster Art: Frankenstein and the Wolf Man

Carlos Valenzuela created these amazing portraits of Frankenstein and the Wolf Man.  Visit his page for more amazing work!

Karloff's Guacamole

I can't wait to try it!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Best Friends for Life

It's the Monster and Ygor from "Ghost of Frankenstein".

Dracula and his Lady

Count Dracula is about to put the bite on Mina in the original "Dracula".

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Frankenstein: The Hero!

Franky saves the life of this young lass and how does she thank him?  By screaming in his face, of course!
From "Bride of Frankenstein".

Monster Art: Extra Terrestrial Love

Nicole Sloan created this wonderful piece.  Imagine giving this to your loved one for Valentine's Day!  Nicole is a terrific artist and you can visit her etsy page here: Right Here.
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Laughton

It's Charles Laughton as Dr. Moreau in "Island of Lost Souls".

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Phibes Awaits

Vincent Price is waiting for you on his gondola in "Dr. Phibes Rises Again".

A Couple of Alluring Females!

From "Dracula's Daughter".

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

London After Midnight: The Book

Here is a photoplay edition book of "London After Midnight".

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don't Be Frightened!

The Monster just wants some help, but these school children are scared of the sight of him!
From "Bride of Frankenstein".

Holding Back a Lost Soul

This handsome creature is from "Island of Lost Souls".

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lon's Father

This 1951 episode of "You Asked For It" featured Lon Chaney, Jr. as he described how his father received his acting skills from his deaf parents.

Una & Boris

From "Bride of Frankenstein".

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stage 28

Stage 28 is being built for the production of "Phantom of the Opera".  The stage still exists today with the opera set inside!

The Shepherdess

This good looker catches the eye of the Monster in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Monster Movie Posters: "The Woman in Black"

2012's "The Woman in Black" released some vintage looking movie posters.  Here's one of the posters that have a very Hammer feel to them!

Come On! One More Kiss!

Mr. Hyde puts the move on in "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde".

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Big Moment

Look out below!
From the Lon Chaney version of "Phantom of the Opera".

The Countryside

The Monster roams through the woods in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

All Aboard!

Lon Chaney says goodbye to loved ones as he boards a train.  Notice Lon Chaney, Jr. second from the left!

Egyptian Love

Boris Karloff and Zita Johann embrace.
From "The Mummy".

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

What a Stud

Big Frankie gets all the girls!

My Dear Shelley

Elsa Lanchester plays the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monster Model Monday

We return to Monster Model Monday with the final piece to my Aurora Monster Model collection!  I finally was able to get the Forgotten Prisoner model.  I finished building and painting it a couple weeks ago and here is the final result:

My Pal, the Creech!

A great publicity shot from "Creature From the Black Lagoon".

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

We Will Always Remember

On this date in 1969, we lost King Karloff.  He will never be forgotten!

I'll Bind Him!

The Monster is captured by the villagers in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Friday, February 1, 2013