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Here is a rare lobby card from Universal's 1925 production of "The Phantom of the Opera".
Here is a rare lobby card from Universal's 1925 production of "The Phantom of the Opera".
about 2 hours ago
Hermes Press is noted for their archival quality volumes that specialize in the field of comic art. Coming soon is a collection of the best from the latest incarnation of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. Included are articles and features, a...
Hermes Press is noted for their archival quality volumes that specialize in the field of comic art. Coming soon is a collection of the best from the latest incarnation of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. Included are articles and features, a cover gallery with variants and some material that was previously only available in limited quantities. The cover is by Rick Baker.The price is a little steep At $59.95 only the most hardcore of collectors will spring for this, I imagine. Otherwise, if you've been buying FM's products for the last year-and-a-half, then you've got most of what's offered here. Nevertheless, this is certain to be a beautiful addition to any Monsterologist's bookshelf.Here is the text from the Captain Company order page: "Vol. 1 of the FM FEARBOOK features the best interviews, articles, and features from our first 18 months back from the grave (2010-2011)! DRACULA, GODZILLA, ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, Hammer Horror, Heavy Metal, they're all here. With interviews from Rick Baker, Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Haruo Nakajima, John Carpenter, and many more! Plus, for the first time ever, a cover gallery of all the FM covers from 250-258, variants and all. Includes selections from FM 250-258, Retro 70 and 71, Dark Arts vol. 1, Annotated #1, and FM Underground #1. Featuring rare Frankenstein's Monster cover by Rick Baker, previously only available in our limited edition Comic Con variant."
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The Heavens Rise, by Christopher RiceRelease Date: October 15th, 2013Book Description:"It’s been a decade since the Delongpre family vanished near Bayou Rabineaux, and still no one can explain the events of that dark and sweltering nig...
The Heavens Rise, by Christopher RiceRelease Date: October 15th, 2013Book Description:"It’s been a decade since the Delongpre family vanished near Bayou Rabineaux, and still no one can explain the events of that dark and sweltering night. No one except Niquette Delongpre, the survivor who ran away from the mangled stretch of guardrail on Highway 22 where the impossible occurred…and kept on running. Who left behind her best friends, Ben and Anthem, to save them from her newfound capacity for destruction…and who alone knows the source of her very bizarre—and very deadly—abilities: an isolated strip of swampland called Elysium.An accomplished surgeon, Niquette’s father dreamed of transforming the dense acreage surrounded by murky waters into a palatial compound befitting the name his beloved wife gave to it, Elysium: “the final resting place for the heroic and virtuous.” Then, ten years ago, construction workers dug into a long-hidden well, one that snaked down into the deep, black waters of the Louisiana swamp and stirred something that had been there for centuries—a microscopic parasite that perverts the mind and corrupts the body.Niquette is living proof that things done can’t be undone. Nothing will put her family back together again. And nothing can save her. But as Niquette, Ben, and Anthem uncover the truth of a devastating parasite that has the potential to alter the future of humankind, Niquette grasps the most chilling truths of all: someone else has been infected too. And unlike her, this man is not content to live in the shadows. He is intent to use his newfound powers for one reason only: revenge."Angie's Review: Christopher Rice has created a mythical story here- a book that examines love and friendship, yes, but also a book that explores the darkness of the human heart. The story begins in Nikki's home- Elysium. In mythology, Elysium is the home given to those heroes that the gods have decided to bestow immortality upon. The story follows Nikki, Ben and Anthem, who were high school friends, as they undergo a literal transformation from human into something more. They encounter a parasite that has dwelt under the city of New Orleans for ages, and has the power to create monsters or angels of those who come into contact with it. This theme is what the book centers around. New Orleans is a battleground between the forces of light and darkness, and this is played out in both the characters' struggle against an evil adversary, and in Ben's struggle to expose the corruption of the rich and powerful elite who control his beloved city and keep in place an unjust staus quo.But beyond the deeper themes of the book, there is also a fun, suspenseful story that kept me turning pages. Marshall Ferriot is a "bad guy" who is fantastic as a person you will love to hate. The friendship between Nikki and Ben is very touching as is the romance between Nikki and Anthem. If I have any criticisms of the book, I would say that the "mind monsters" were a bit of an imaginative stretch for me, but even that is one I am willing to forgive because I feel that they are used so well as a metaphorical expression of the evil that comes from fear, and the beauty that can come when we change our hearts. I love books that make me think. I've said that here before. I love stories that have deeper meanings, and allow you not only to be entertained for a time, but also to discover the layers within, that tell us something more powerful about life and the human condition. This is one of those books for me.
about 12 hours ago
Here is a picture of Bela Lugosi back in his days in the old country before he made it big in the states.
Here is a picture of Bela Lugosi back in his days in the old country before he made it big in the states.
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Boris Karloff in "The Mummy".
Boris Karloff in "The Mummy".
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My current author guest is Melissa Eskue Ousley! If you haven't already read the excerpt and guest blog then you should really go and check it out!There is also a contest included in the guest spot and you could win a $15 Amazon Gift Ce...
My current author guest is Melissa Eskue Ousley! If you haven't already read the excerpt and guest blog then you should really go and check it out!There is also a contest included in the guest spot and you could win a $15 Amazon Gift Certificate or a signed copy of Sign of the Throne! So make sure you go and enter! The Rafflecopter widget is below if you want to add your name to the hat.About the BookAbby is an ordinary girl haunted by dreams of an ivory castle, blood-thirsty monsters, and a striking stranger. Working as a babysitter for a family of mythology lovers in wealthy Newcastle Beach, California, she struggles to define herself among the elite class while trying to make sense of her strange visions. Upon meeting David, the doppelgänger of the mysterious young man in her dreams, Abby’s life is changed forever.Encountering the queen of Cai Terenmare, a magical kingdom in a parallel world, Abby learns of an evil lord hell-bent on usurping the throne, the murder of Cai Terenmare’s king, the Solas Beir, and the kidnapping of the Solas Beir’s infant son.As the kingdom struggles to endure, the queen shows Abby the full extent of her destiny. She must convince her mysterious crush, David, that he is the lost heir. While braving attacks from the dark lord’s sadistic minions, David must realize his true identity and return to Cai Terenmare to claim his throne before time runs out, lest the evil that was temporarily locked away be unleashed, threatening to destroy both the kingdom and all of humanity. Amazon.com WidgetsThe Contesta Rafflecopter giveaway
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Arriving in the MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD mailbox from Jim Clatterbaugh is the final cover version for issue #33 of MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT. The rendering by Kerry (BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE) Gammill, depicts Boris Karloff and Glen...
Arriving in the MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD mailbox from Jim Clatterbaugh is the final cover version for issue #33 of MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT. The rendering by Kerry (BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE) Gammill, depicts Boris Karloff and Glenn Strange in Universal's HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #33 is due in February 2014. As always, MMW will keep you posted.
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"Return of the Fly" with Vincent Price!
"Return of the Fly" with Vincent Price!
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