Sunday, December 30, 2018

An Update

Hello Friends!  
I just wanted to give an update about the future of the Classic Movie Monsters Blog!  I know I have not been posting as much, but I plan on changing that in the near future.  I still have a ton of things to post and I also have some new ideas for different kinds of Monster content!  So keep an eye for things to come and I hope you all have a wonderfully horrific 2019!
The photo below is a painting done by the one and only Basil Gogos, featuring Boris Karloff and his Frankenstein Monster!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Fight of the Century!

Lon Chaney, Jr. is not very happy with make-up artist Jack Pierce during the making of "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Portrait of a Monster

This is my favorite portrait of the Frankenstein Monster as portrayed by Boris Karloff.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Rare Photograph

Just when I thought I have seen every photograph of Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, a new one (to me) popped up for auction through Profiles in History!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Blacklight Frankenstein

Is there anything better than combining Frankenstein with blacklight technology?  I think not!
Hope everyone is having a great Halloween season!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Burning the Midnight Oil

Jack Pierce singes yak hair on Lon Chaney's face for "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

He Hydes in Plain Sight

Fredric March in his Oscar winning performance in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde".

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Read a Good Book

Here's the cover for the movie tie-in edition of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein"!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Frankenstein: Now on 16mm!

Here's an ad for Frankenstein and other horror classics and science fiction thrillers on what I assume to be 16mm film!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Phantom Bobblehead

Here's a vintage Phantom of the Opera bobblehead that was once offered at Universal Studios.  I'd love to have one for my collection!

Monday, August 13, 2018

All Kinds of Things Wrong with This...

This poster not only features Glenn Strange instead of Bela Lugosi as the Frankenstein Monster, but it shows Mr. Hyde as the Wolf Man!  What is going on here?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Wax Cyclops

This is a giant cyclops from my favorite former wax museum in New Orleans called "Musee Conti".

Monday, August 6, 2018

Don Post's Phantom

Here's the great Calendar mask of the Phantom of the Opera produced in the 1960's by Don Post Studios.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Don Post's Dracula Mask

Here's the famous Don Post Dracula mask made popular in the 1960's.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Watch the Movies Come Alive!

I remember seeing these posters for Universal Studios when I was a kid.  I was always so excited to see Frankenstein!

The Kongstruction Process Continues

From Don Post Studios.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Painting Kong

Here's another shot of Don Post's King Kong being fabricated.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Kong Has Been Erected!

At the Don Post Studios.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Don Post's Kong

Here is the creation process of Don Post's gigantic Kong statue!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Don Post Dracula Mask

Here's the Don Post Dracula Calendar Mask.  Part of the greatest line of monster masks of all time.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Infamous Pumpkin

Here is the knife-wielding jack-o-lantern from the movie poster of "Halloween".

A Frankenstein Birthday Party

Basil Rathbone tries to hide the cake from Boris Karloff to surprise him for his birthday on the set of "Son of Frankenstein".

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Old Man Barnabas

He's on the attack in "House of Dark Shadows".

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Come on In! The Water's Fine!

The Creature beckons you in "Creature From the Black Lagoon"!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Leading to a Climactic Battle

Larry Talbot and the Monster are in the middle of their operation when things don't go to plan in "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man".
(Notice the obvious stunt doubles for Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Attacking Gill Man

Why it's the Creature From the Black Lagoon!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Model Monster

This Wolf Bat Monster...  shows off his Aurora Mummy model kit with a winning plaque from the Monster Model contest put on by Universal, Aurora, and Famous Monsters.

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Giant Stands

Boris Karloff from "Bride of Frankenstein".

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Surrounded by Frankensteins

Jack Pierce attends to Boris Karloff while the stand-in dummy looks on.  Or is it the other way around?
From "Bride of Frankenstein".

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Bride of Dr. Frankenstein!

Valerie Hobson as Elizabeth from "Bride of Frankenstein".

A Cruel Scene

Quasimodo is whipped solely for being different in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mr. Chaney

Lon Chaney, Jr. looking dapper and handsome!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Red Death Appears!

A great and rare behind the scenes photo of Lon Chaney from "The Phantom of the Opera".

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

That Golem Doesn't Look Too Happy

A rare behind the scenes photo from "The Golem".

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Back to Pierce and Karloff

I'm not positive which role Jack Pierce is making Karloff up for in this photo.  Anyone have any ideas?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jack Working Away

Oh how I would love to wander inside his workshop!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Inside the Workshop

Boris Karloff and Jack Pierce discuss ideas to bring the Frankenstein Monster to life.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pierce Transforms Karloff

Jack Pierce transforms Boris Karloff into the undead Egyptian of 3,500 years ago in "The Mummy".

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The Monster's Creator

No, not Dr. Frankenstein, but the author of "Frankenstein" herself, Mary Shelly!
As portrayed by Elsa Lanchester in "Bride of Frankenstein".

Friday, June 15, 2018

Monster Art: Night Gallery

I love this take of the portrait from The Cemetery episode of Rod Serling's "Night Gallery".  Rod Serling himself takes the place of Roddy McDowall!
By Bob Lizarraga

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Creating Grandpa

A great behind the scenes shot of Grandpa from "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre".