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Famous Monsters Memories: 4 Covers, Cool Ghoul Ads & Behind the Screams Photos
This edition contains a quartet of terror from Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine covers. In addition, there's also a slew of rare images, poster artwork and advertisements from issue #'s 80, 81, 84 and 85.
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Image from the now lost Lon Chaney Sr. movie, LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (1927).
A picture of the beast from the banned in Japan and never released to DVD Ishiro Honda science fiction/horror movie, HALF HUMAN (1955).
Poster artwork for the cult classic EQUINOX (1970), a movie with a plotline not too far removed from Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD (1981)--a group of young people, a cabin in the woods and a book that summons demons.
FAMOUS MONSTERS editor, Forry Ackerman and the gruesome twosome hang out behind the scenes of Al Adamson's DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN (1971) and catch up on the horrible happenings in the world of horror.
Promo photo from THE MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD (1957), a scene not in the film. The monster threatens the little girl, but never gets close enough to put her in this kind of peril. The caption provides some interesting marketing ballyhoo for the film.
It would be several decades before the use of Fuller's Earth would be banned from being used in movies because of its connections with causing cancer. Here it is being generously applied to Lon Chaney for THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1941).
Here's a fang-tastic shot of Chaney behind the scenes enjoying a cold drink with the help of his movie stand-in.
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I've been a huge movie buff since childhood catching old horror and monster flicks on Shock Theater and kung fu movies at the drive-in during the late 70's and early 80's. I've had a long time fascination with, and appreciate all genres of fantastic cinema, good and bad. One fans cheese is another fans juicy steak. I like both equally and seldom find a film I truly dislike as I will find something of interest in just about anything. The bulk of the films or tv series' seen here are mostly from my childhood, or films I own in what has become an Amazing Colossal DVD collection.