Thursday, June 27, 2013

"The Halloween Tree" Finally Released on DVD!

Yes, it's true, after waiting for so many years to see this great animated film on DVD, Warner is finally releasing it on a "Made On Demand" disc.

Every Halloween I have had to make do with a grainy transfer from my old VHS tape, but no longer. I am looking forward to having this on my shelf at last!

Friday, April 12, 2013

1969 Outer Limits Makeup article

From "Famous Monsters" issue #54, published in March of 1969, comes an article on John Chambers, make-up man for movies and TV. The article presents a special make-up session in which the artist recreates the application of the makeup he did for David McCallum in the episode "The Sixth Finger."
I distinctly remember the fright that monster gave me as a six year-old kid!

First, the awesome and memorable cover painting of the alien from "Invasion of the Saucer Men, by none other than Ron Cobb!

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Bonus: from the same issue, the scary giant from "Lost In Space." Since Chambers did the makeup effects for this show, it's likely he had a hand in making this creature also. Here's an earlier post I did on the model of this monster.

Bonus: from the back cover, a full-page ad for the "Forgotten Prisoner of Castlemare." You can see a whole post I did on this model here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Elvira Greeting Card

Well, the cobweb-covered crypt door squeeks open slowly, and the blogger once again emerges into the moonlight, rested and ready to resume spreading the horrors of his collection cabinet. Sorry for being gone so long! Kicking things off again with the first of a series of greeting cards featuring Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, which came out in 1988 from Hallmark. More to come, plus many other fun things!

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