Issue #21 - 2006
WHITHER SAUCER-MEN?: Many of AIP's (and Paul Blaisdell's) Classic Creatures Remain MIA on DVD by Mark Clark. Mark Clark looks at classic AIP films (many featuring monsters created by Paul Blaisdell) that have yet to surface on DVD in the United States. Also, Tom Weaver shares the late Herbert Strock's honest reactions when he recently re-watched Blood of Dracula for the first time in years.
LON CHANEY GOES ALBU-QUIRKY!: Lon Chaney, Jr. Returns to the Stage---And Meets His Match in a Beautiful Blonde Newcomer! by Tom Weaver. Longtime MFTV contributor Tom Weaver talks with actress Barbara Knudson about the hazards of costarring with Lon Chaney, Jr. in a 1950 stage production of Born Yesterday.
UNIVERSAL WEEKLY: House Organ of Horror Part I by Gary D. Rhodes and Galen Wilkes. Author Gary Rhodes (assisted by Galen Wilkes) examines Universal Weekly, the official house trade publication of Universal Studios in the early 1930s. The article offers both images and words from the forgotten publication, which promoted most of the key horror films of the time with anecdotes and pictures that haven't been seen/heard since.
ECONOMY OF BUDGET, ECONOMY OF SCALE: The Golden Age of Made-for-TV Terrors By Bryan Senn. Bryan Senn reminisces about his favorite made-for-television movies of the 1970s, including Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, The Night Stalker, Trilogy of Terror, and Gargoyles. Included is a brief Tom Weaver interview with Don't Be Afraid of the Dark writer, Nigel McKeand.
I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE: An Appreciation by John Rozum. Scooby Doo comic book writer John Rozum provides a detailed analysis of one of his favorite films, 1958's I Married a Monster from Outer Space
THE PINNACLE OF PRICE: The Horror Legend Achieved New Heights in Four Remarable Films by Mark Clark. Four of Vincent Price's best film performances (Tales of Terror, The Masque of the Red Death, Conqueror Worm, and The Abominable Dr. Phibes) are examined in this excerpt from Mark's book, Smirk, Sneer and Scream.
FILMS FROM THE VAULT: DVD & CD Reviews by Mark Clark, Marian Owens Clatterbaugh, and Gary L. Prange. Films reviewed are Monster Kid Home Movies, Flip: A Short Film, The Bela Lugosi Collection, The Hammer Horror Series, and The Call of Cthulhu (DVD & Soundtrack CD).
BOOKS FROM THE VAULT: Reviews by Mark Clark and David Colton. Books reviewed areThe Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos and Earth vs. The Sci-Fi Filmmakers: Twenty Interviews.