Friday, October 29, 2010

Elvira and The Universal Classic Monsters

To honor the spirit of Halloween, here's a full-page reproduction of a painting by Robert Redding, from an issue of Forry Ackerman's 1984 "Monsterland" magazine.

(Click on image to view full-size.)

Elvira's Movie Comic Adaptation Cover

From 1988 comes the cover of the magazine-format comic adaptation of "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark." A nice painting that makes Elvira look about 16, but the details in the crowd faces is where most of the humor comes from.

(Click on image to enlarge.)

Full-Page Ad for Thriller Video With Elvira

From a late 80's large-format video industry magazine comes this full-page ad for Thriller Video featuring the incomparable Elvira!

(Click on image to enlarge... you know you want to.)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

1990 Article on Monster Maker Paul Blaisdell: Part 2

Last time, if you recall (if not, read it here), we opened the pages of the May 1990 issue of Cinefantastique, to look at their in-depth retrospective on one of the genre's least-known monster makers; Paul Blaisdell. Least-known by name, that is... but his work has been seen and appreciated by several generations of monster movie aficianados. This time I finish posting the rest of the pages on this talented but somewhat tragic figure whose creations figured so prominently in our monster memories.
(Click on images to enlarge.)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

1990 Article on Monster Maker Paul Blaisdell

Although many monster movie fans know his work well, few know much about the man behind so many of the memorable creatures from the low-budget flicks of the 50's and 60's... Paul Blaisdell. I have scanned and am posting (in two parts) this extensive series of articles from the May 1990 issue of the best genre mag ever made, in my opinion; Cinefantastique. We Monster Kids grew up on the movies, and the images of these monsters in various magazines, but never hearing much about their creator. Find out the whole story now!

(Click on images to enlarge.)

Come back for Part Two very soon!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Thriller Video" flyer featuring Elvira

Way back in the 80's, Elvira hosted and hawked the horror "Thriller Video" line. Here's one of the flyers listing the various releases, consisting mostly of episodes of "Hammer's House of Horror."
(Click on images to enlarge.)

More ads for these videos featuring Elvira, coming soon!