Posts Tagged ‘Famous Monsters of Filmland’
Classic horror legend Boris Karloff would have been 125 years old today. Born William Henry Pratt on November 23rd 1887 he became a Hollywood horror star under the name of Boris Karloff with his portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster in the movie adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1931).
Raise your glasses to this wonderful actor and classic horror icon – beast wishes to Boris Karloff!
BORIS KARLOFF’S TOP 30 HORROR FILMS
- FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
- THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1932)
- THE MUMMY (1932)
- THE GHOUL (1933)
- THE BLACK CAT (1934)
- BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
- THE RAVEN (1935)
- SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)
- TOWER OF LONDON (1939)
- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)
- THE BODY SNATCHER (1945)
- ISLE OF THE DEAD (1945)
- BEDLAM (1946)
- ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER, BORIS KARLOFF (1949)
- VOODOO ISLAND (1957)
- THE HAUNTED STRANGLER (1958)
- CORRIDORS OF BLOOD (1958)
- FRANKENSTEIN 1970
- BLACK SABBATH (1963)
- THE TERROR (1963)
- THE RAVEN (1963)
- THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1964)
- DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (1965)
- MAD MONSTER PARTY? (1967)
- THE SORCERERS (1967)
- TARGETS (1968)
- CURSE OF THE CRIMSON ALTAR (1968)
- THE FEAR CHAMBER (1968)
- THE INCREDIBLE INVASION (1971)
- ISLE OF THE SNAKE PEOPLE (1971)
The Classic Horror Campaign loves monster magazines old and new – especially those that focus on our favourite classic horror films! From Bedabbled! to Shock Horror and everything inbetween we take a look at the latest issues of those classic horror mags currently on newsstands and specialist bookshop shelves. If you live in the UK most of these magazines can be ordered from Hemlock Books.
BEDABBLED! The long-awaited third issue of this well-written publication focusing on British horror and cult films. Issue three features Hammer’s 70′s Dracula movies, Vampyres (1974), Dance of the Vampires (1967) and much much more! But hurry – this is a limited print run only! Find out how to order your copy here!
CREEPY IMAGES – Issue 10 is out now of this A5 format full color glossy magazine. Creepy Images focuses on exploitation and horror film memorabilia, posters and lobby cards. Check out their website here.
THE DARKSIDE – The long-running British magazine hits issue 150 and celebrates with an Amicus special! Check out their website for exclusive features and articles. A strong emphasis on classic cult horror films – check out their recent back issues for an excellent Hammer Horror special!
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND – The world’s longest-running monster magazine looks at both old and new horror and fantasy films. Their latest issue features classic horror sitcom The Munsters on the cover of issue # 264!
FREAKY MONSTERS – Issue 13 is available to order now but check out the brilliant Night of the Demon cover for next year’s issue 16! Definitely something to look forward to in 2013! Freaky Monsters looks exclusively at movies from the ghoulden age and is the brainchild of classic horror couple Ray Ferry (ex-Famous Monsters editor) and Connie Bean!
LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS - The latest issue of this American classic looks in-depth at the Dr Phibes movies – two of out our most favourite classic horror films of all time!
MONSTER BASH – Lots of great pics and a look at the long-lost classic horror film London After Midnight in issue 16 – highly recommended and a real sense of fun in this particular classic monster mag!
SCARY MONSTERS – Issue 84 features Bela Lugosi classic on the front cover and giant monster movie Konga on the back. We love this since the Classic Horror Campaign has screened both of these films in our special screenings at London’s Roxy Bar & Screen boutique cinema venue!
SHADOWLAND MAGAZINE – A staunch Classic Horror Campaign supporter, Shadowland Magazine features a lot of retro horror and sci-fi, making it a real favourite in our reading dungeon!
STARBURST – The latest issue of Starburst has lots for classic horror fans including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hammer horror vampire flicks and a Val Lewton retrospective!
SFX HORROR SPECIAL – An honourable mention goes to the latest SFX Special Edition which focuses on all things horror – including lots of retro features, exploitation, classic horror and more!
So kick off your shoes, pour yourself a glass of wine and relax with a classic horror movie magazine – or three!