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Famous Monsters Memories: Lots of Lugosi, Lon Jr., Karloff, Creatures & Kong
This jumbo Famous Monsters post covers five issues and a slew of rare photos of fear favorites like Lugosi, Chaney Jr., Karloff, King Kong and more!
A shot from RETURN OF COUNT YORGA (1971) that's not in the finished movie, at least I don't recall it being in there.
A rare shot of the construction of the King of Skull Island from the original KING KONG from 1933.
Issue #92 covers everything Lugosi...
Bela sucks the life from a carton of milk at the HOUSE OF WAX (1953) premiere.
Bela Lugosi in what is presumably his last role in Ed Wood's PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1956).
Basil, Bela and Chaney Jr. enjoy a FIENDly get-together.
This cover features a portion of the TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1972) artwork.
Does anybody out there know what movie this image is from? Even FM's didn't know the films title.
Long before videotapes, laserdiscs and DVDs, there were super 8 film reels. I never had one, but knew some folks that did. Even though you only got a small portion of the films on reels, it was still the next best thing to seeing them in the theater.
A break during the shooting of SCHLOCK (1973) from director John Landis.
The adult geared, fantasy horror B/W comic magazine VAMPIRELLA was huge in the 1970s. This poster was just as big a deal to male monster movie lovers as the later and iconic Farrah Fawcett image that ended up on many a wall.
Jack Pierce applies make up to Lon Chaney Jr. on two different films from 1941 and 1945.
This is half of a spread on Lon Chaney Jr., Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff appearing together on the TV show, ROUTE 66 (1960-1964).
Frank wishes you all a very scary new year filled with good fear.Happy Horror-days!
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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.