Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Let's see what kind of monster and horror memorabilia I have for you this time...
First up is this series of promotional stills from Mad Monster Party! Most of us remember this one fondly, but do you remember the cel-animated sequel that aired on ABC's Saturday Superstar Movie?
Next, an insert poster for The Magnetic Monster, a movie I'm sure I've never seen! Below is a still that does nothing to jog my memory:
Lobby cards for The Man From Planet X, which I have seen, although I was probably in junior high school at the latest when I saw this one. I recall it being pretty good!
Lobby cards and still for Man Made Monster, which I'm certain I've never seen. It does seem to be trying to evoke the Frankenstein series, doesn't it?
Poster for The Man Who Turned to Stone, another one I've never seen!
A group of lobby cards for Mark of the Vampire, MGM's foray into the vampire genre, complete with Lugosi!
Lobby cards for The Mask. Never saw this one, either... from the lobby cards, I'd say it was either awesome or complete crap!
Presskit for The Masque of the Red Death! It's interesting to me to note Jane Asher being referred to as "Beatle girlfriend" in the presskit, I know she dated Paul McCartney for quite a while (I think they started around the time of the filming of A Hard Day's Night, but of course broke up before Paul met and later married Linda Eastman), but I don't know if they were still dating when this movie actually came out! Also note the promotion mentions the Dell Movie Classics adaptation of the film!
Vintage newspaper ad for the double-feature Master of Terror and Master of Horror!
Pressbook for Mighty Joe Young!
Based on the poster for Missile Monsters, it looks like Republic trotted out the uniform from The Purple Monster to use again!
Cover for Modern Monsters, June 1966 issue. I don't believe I have scans of this mag in my files...
The Mole People lobby cards!
The Monolith Monsters lobby card and window card!
Here's a nice spread of vintage newspaper ads someone clipped and saved... look at all the old horror and SF movies featured there... Captive Wild Woman, Isle of the Dead, Destination Moon, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and many more!
Monster bendys! I think the Creature and Frankenstein were the best-executed, although some of the others would've benefitted from better paint. I recall having at least the Kong one when I was a kid.
Monster Valentine card!
Monster coloring book and sample pages!
Monster puffy stickers! Obviously there wasn't a lot of room in the budget for the actual art, was there?
Apparently you could get monster frames, which may or may not have been designed for these stickers.
The Monster Album! I may have to do a search to see of this is available online somewhere...
And we'll wrap up this installment with the rest of the monster Valentine cards!