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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Assorted Bits & Pieces: Famous Monsters & Monster Movie Memories

Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine issue #1: google images

The other day I received an email from an individual who read one of the 'Famous Monsters Memories' entries featured here and notified me he was the winner of a contest held in one of the issues mentioned in that particular entry. Some of his monster memories from his childhood (including making some low budget movies) gave me an idea that might make for an interesting recurring theme for the 'FMM' column.

The late, great Uncle Forry at his world famous Ackermansion: google images

Similar to what's done in Scary Monsters Magazine and the three part 'Monster Kid Movie Memories' articles found on this site, I thought it might be fun if other readers out there would be interested in posting their own Famous Monsters of Filmland memories especially if they got into making films themselves. Even if it was just home movies, amateur films, or something about their love for monster cinema that led to a prosperous and or successful career of sorts, or even just something minor to share that is partial to said individual while growing up. The magazine itself was instrumental in inspiring the film careers of such key Hollywood personalities as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas to name just two. Anyone who grew up with FMOF, or anyone with a monster movie related memory who is interested, you can get in touch with me at and we can discuss details.

Thank you!


Andrew said...

Congrats, my friend!

venoms5 said...

This one individual that emailed me had some really interesting stories that also branched out into other filmmakers careers. I did get one other email yesterday morning (Thursday), but not sure if that person will be interested. Still, I thought it might be a cool idea.

Skeme Richards said...

Was just in the book store the other day looking at monster mags and their just not the same. Alot of the stories are repeats and the rest just dont matter. Looking forward to reading more on this topic from you Venom!

venoms5 said...

I agree, Skeme, especially the new version of Famous Monsters. I bought two of them and it just isn't the same. Glossy pages and nice covers, but nothing in between. As far as horror mags go, I think both Rue Morgue and Horrorhound got it goin' on in terms of depth. If you got some memories you'd like to share, Skeme, let me know! I got one person putting something together now and what I've read so far is pretty fascinating stuff.

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