Friday, December 30, 2016

Kissing Is No Laughing Matter

From "The Man Who Laughs".

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Behind the Grease Paint

Here's a great old article featuring Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff on the make-up process.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Never Looked Better

I think the Wolf Man is the best looking werewolf on film and he never looked better than how he appeared in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Monster Art: "The Ghost of Frankenstein"

Daniel Horne's beautiful portrait of Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Monster from "The Ghost of Frankenstein".

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Suiting Up

Is it Ricou Browning or Ben Chapman behind the gills?  Judging from his height compared to Julie Adams, I'd say Ricou.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Waking Up From a Nap

Boy do I love naps and from the looks of it, Dr. Mannering insists that Larry takes one himself!


Monday, December 12, 2016

Into the Woods

The Wolf Man prowls the woods in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Sunday, December 11, 2016

What's Under the Mask?

The Elephant Man!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rick Baker's Baby

Here's Rick Baker and his creation for the film "It's Alive!"

Boris Karloff's Weirdest Performance

Here's an old article with a very interesting story told by Boris himself!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Maleva, the Old Gypsy Woman!

Maleva was a prominent character featured in "The Wolf Man" and "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".  I believe this photo is from the production of "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monster Art: Linconstein

By the great Terry Wolfinger!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Julie Meets the Creature!

Julie Adams gazes upon the Gill Man on the set of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon".

Crestwood House Monsters Series

Here's a great poster featuring the Phantom of the Opera promoting the Crestwood House line of Monster books that kids could always find at their local library in the 1980s and 1990s.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monster and Creator

Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster and the Monster's Creator, Make Up Wizard, Jack Pierce!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fun with Rondo

Rondo Hatton and Virginia Grey on the set of "House of Horrors".

Monday, November 28, 2016

Frankenstein & Dracula Makeup Kit

While scrolling Ebay one day, I came across this makeup kit.  I love the artwork on the box!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Mummy's Throttle

Tom Tyler as the Mummy and Dick Foran from "The Mummy's Hand".

Friday, November 25, 2016

Dapper Lugosi

Is he Count Dracula or just a dapper Bela Lugosi?  You tell me!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

100 Years of Forry

One Hundred Years ago, Forrest J Ackerman was born.  As editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland, he would go on to influence many wonderful people who love horror, fantasy, and science fiction.  

I remember visiting his 22 room mansion named the Ackermansion when I was a kid and I was in awe of all of props, books, and posters that he owned.  Years later, I got to see him a little more often when I did a little documentary on him for my senior project in college.   

Forry passed away in 2008, but the world will always remember him.

Forrest J Ackerman
Born November 24, 1916

My personal favorite issue of Famous Monsters

Forry and I at his 90th birthday party

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hands Up!

Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man from "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Profile of Lugosi

As he appeared in "The Black Cat".

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Turning Lee into a Monster

Christopher Lee in the middle of progressing into the Frankenstein Monster from "The Curse of Frankenstein".

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Jointed Frankenstein

I had this Frankenstein Halloween decoration when I was a kid.  Wish I still had him up on my wall today.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lurking Through the Woods

The Wolf Man as he appears in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Monster Art: "Mr. Hyde"

Here's a beautiful painting of John Barrymore as Mr. Hyde by Daniel Horne!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ray and Joe

Ray Harryhausen animating Joe for "Mighty Joe Young".

Monday, November 7, 2016

Blacula Mask

Here's another shot of that great Blacula mask put out by Trick or Treat Studios.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Not a Full Moon!

Larry Talbot doesn't like what he sees in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

A Game of Chess

Christopher Lee and Vincent Price play a little game of chess!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Monster Paddle Ball

I had these when I was a kid.  Wish I still had them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Frankenstein's Daughter Meets the Wolf Man

It's true!  Ilona Massey plays the daughter of the second son of Frankenstein and here she is meeting Larry Talbot (The Wolf Man).

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Monster Art: Frankenstein

Please leave a comment if you know who the artist is for this wonderful painting of the Monster as he appeared in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Grimsdyke!

An incredible life size figure of Arthur Grimsdyke from "Tales From the Crypt", which was on display at Monsterpalooza a few years ago.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Trick Or Treat!

I still remember the smell of the vinyl on these McDonalds bags from my childhood.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Crypt Breakers

These grave robbers break into the Talbot Crypt in the beginning of "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monster Movie Posters: "The Raven"


Monster Art: The Wolf Man

I love this Wolf Man painting that was on various products in the early 1990s.  As you can see, he is modeled after his appearance in "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein".

Friday, October 21, 2016

Blacula Mask

Trick or Treat Studios came out with this great Blacula mask a couple of years ago.  Who wouldn't love this for Halloween?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mummy & Moose

Lon Chaney, Jr. and his dog Moose on the set of "The Mummy's Tomb".

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Monster Movie Posters: "The Exorcist"

This fantasy movie poster for "The Exorcist" is incredible!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Monster Art: King Kong

I have always loved this piece by Frank Frazetta.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sippin' the Good Doctor

Nick Castle plays around with his mask of The Shape and a can of Dr. Pepper on the set of "Halloween".