Friday, July 24, 2009

1975 FM Article: Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell

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From issue #113 of the fondly-remember Famous Monsters, dated January 1975. I was 16 at the time and lived in Ft. Lauderdale FL, one of my favorite places as I grew up.
Although it was not known at the time, the new movie "Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell" was to be the last Hammer Frankenstein film. Hammer was making it's final movies, and it truly was the end of an era. With this entry into the series, we finally got another good monster, something lacking in most of the sequels to the original "Curse of Frankenstein," which had put Hammer on the horror map back in 1958. It's enjoyable to go back and read articles on movies that were written when they were fresh and new, so here you go! Try to regress in your mind as you read this to the age and innocence you were at when it was written in 1975... if you're old enough to remember back that far!



4 comments:

MonsterScholar said...

Thanks so much for posting this! Though I love FMOF I don't really have access to anything but the website and cover pics.

Frederick said...

MS,

Glad you enjoyed it! More are coming. Be sure to check the "tags" section where I have FM as one. Currently when you click on that tag, two entries come up, the earlier one from an FM article on Fulci's "Zombie."

Do the same over on my Star Trek Scrapbook blog, I have posted some articles there from FM as well.

The Frog Queen said...

Wow, these are amazing. Thanks for sharing. I so wish I had kept these from childhood!!!

This is a great blog!!!

Cheers!

Phantom of Pulp said...

I've always loved the cover of this issue. It's sublime.

I bought it as a back issue in '97, I think.

I used to sit and stare at the two-page back issue spread.

Back then, the cost of those very old issues was extremely high (especially for a 13 year old).

I still remember telling my mum that I wanted a $10 magazine (back issue) for my birthday. This was in '74. She was outraged.