Friday, October 17, 2008

Mars Attacks Devilina!

What a great selection of Mars Attacks! graphics that is! Sometimes I even impress myself!
Plus, you also get this ULTRA-TRASHY Atlas mag!
I guess I just rock harder than Spock!
And with that i'm done for the week!
See you Monday!

Devilina 2

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Horror Stars on OTR Part 2! [Re-Post, but whatcha gonna do...]

And for those of you who cried "Encore!" - here it is! If you are like me (there's a scary thought right there!), we all love to see the old Horror stars of the golden years of Hollywood strut their stuff and do their thang - so their radio performances are indeed an undiscovered treasure trove of more portrayals of murderers and madmen. Unfortunately, the same issues that haunted Bela Lugosi, and possible dificulties with working with him as PERCIEVED by the entertainment industry (ie the RUMOUR that Bela had a less than perfect grasp of English and was a hassle to work with) means that his radio performances seem to be few indeed.... so that's all we gots for ol' Bela, but we still have more stuff from Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, John Carradine, and some-one not mentioned till now, Basil Rathbone. Allthough not stereo-typed as a "heavy" like the others mentioned (I must say that Vincent Prices' roles were much more diverse in the earlier part of his career, often as a heroic leading man - he was the best known radio version of "The Saint" after all), Basil Rathbone did play Wolf Frankenstein in "Son of Frankenstein" with Boris as well as tons of performances as Sherlock Holmes with Nigel Bruce on the screen AND radio and LOTS more cool stuff besides. So as i've said before, i'll watch ANYTHING with any of these actors, and i'll pretty much listen to any of their radio performances too. Here's another bunch of radio shows as a zip file on the Holloweenie tip -

Hollywood Playhouse starring Vincent Price as a bullfighter(!) in "Hour of Truth".

Vincent Price more true to form as a complete homicidal nutter in Hollywood Star Times' adaption of that classic meller, "The Lodger".

Plus Vincent in the EXCELLENT Suspense episode about ham actors (...oh yeah!) - "Rave Notice" from 1958!

John Carradine on the Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show!

John Carradine on an episode of the quiz program "Information Please" .

Basil Rathbone in the weird-oh TALES of FATIMA - "Time to Kill".

Boris Karloff(!) on SPOTLIGHT REVIEW with Spike Jones & the City Slickers.

More Boris on INNER SANCTUM in "Corridor of Doom", plus an episode of "Philco Radio" with him too!

Peter Lorre in a gem from "Mystery in the Air" - "The Queen of Spades" and also another ripping yarn from the same series - "Beyond Good and Evil".

PlusPeter Lorre on the Bob Hope Show from 1947 with a very funny "Inner Sanctum" parody by the two.

Peter Lorre in the May 25 1941 episode of INNER SANCTUM "Death is a Joker".

Horror Stars on OTR Part 2

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Shocktoberfest Double Whammy!

Wrapping it up on the new Skywald aquisitions... This issue has more than it's share of reprints, but they're all good, so who's complaining!

Nightmare 21

Plus -
You ALSO get a fab collection of radio trailers including such monster classics as The Blob, Caltiki The Immortal Monster, It Conquered The World, Monster From Green Hell, Yog, Ghidrah, Godzilla, Atragon, King Kong Escapes as well as Blaxsploitation masterpieces such as Shaft, J.D.s' Revenge, Sugar Hill, Cleopatra Jones, Black Ceasar, Dr Black & Mr Hyde, Coffy, Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream, The Thing With Two Heads, The Mack.... AS WELL AS a weird assortent of primo psychotronic trailers such as Psych-Out, Death Race 2000, Swinging Swappers, The Child, A Man Could Get Killed, Up, Mustang, Night of The Lepus, Locker Room Girls and more!

Just the thing to turn your music player into a simulation of some kind of crappy retro radio station!

Radio ads

PS. I also fixed the bad HTL on the last post. Sorry 'bout that chief!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Phantom Stranger

The sad thing is, after scanning and collating and running the files the Ye Olde Photoshoppe I find myself with no energy to make with the blah-blah-blah!
Some may think this is a good thing (or not), but that's where we are today. Enjoy!

Phantom Stranger 7

Phantom Stranger 8

Phantom Stranger 9

Phantom Stranger 14

Phantom Stranger 26

PS. Fass comin' up soon-ish.... OK!

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Friday, October 10, 2008

H. P. Lovecraft on Old Time Radio [Re-Post]!

Poor old H. P. Lovecraft. Unlike Poe, he has not fared too well in translation. His stories, with a few exceptions, really just don't translate well into other media. Which is a pity. Don't get me wrong, "Re-Animator" ROCKS, as does "From Beyond" and "The Haunted Palace" with Vincent Price is pretty darn good too - but something gets lost on the way. On the other extreme, the film version of "The Dunwich Horror", with my man Dean Stockwell, was a little iffy to say the least. Too much of Lovecraft's work depends on the internal monologue of the characters, and of course his prose style. Here is a MUCH better adaption of "The Dunwich Horror" from the Golden Age of Radio, with Ronald Coleman. I really like the way they present the story as a "live" you-are-there-as-it-happens radio broadcast, much as Orson Welles had done years earlier with his notorious War of the Worlds presentation on the Mercury Theatre. So it back, turn out the lights, and listen to....

"SUSPENSE - Nov 11th 1945 - The Dunwich Horror"

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Some Ultra-Quick Shocktober-fest Fun!

Just a quickie today old chums... great art by Joe Orlando and Alden McWilliams (amongst others) in this scare-riffic ish!

True Ghosts 2

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Halloween Eye Candy!

Here's a buch of preliminary cover sketches by Roy G. Krenkel done for Warren in the early 60's.

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