“Famous Monsters of Filmland” covers, Part three: Issues 11-15

To start from the beginning, click here. Famous Monsters of Filmland #11 For the first time since issue 4, Famous Monsters went with a non-humanoid cover monster, and the result is quite successful. Basil Gogos' rendition of the Godzilla-like reptilian giant Gorgo is a seminar in blending texture, color, modeling, and composition to create a superior magazine …

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“Famous Monsters of Filmland” covers, part two: Issues 6 through 10

I gave all the blah blah blah last time. Let's get to it! Famous Monsters of Filmland #6 Albert Nuetzell's third cover for Famous Monsters is a fairly steep drop from his excellent War of the Worlds alien portrait that graced issue #4 (see last entry), though the relative mediocrity here is not entirely on the shoulders of the artist. …

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Reviewing classic “Famous Monsters of Filmland” covers, part one: Issues 1 through 5

  Horror and science fiction are visual genres, and artwork, fonts, and illustrations are critical in connecting fans to the content they desire. For many of us, a great horror poster or movie still is at once a nostalgia trip and a reminder of why we love the genre. I'd bet that most serious genre fans share the same childhood …

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5 slasher movies from the`80s that make you feel grimy

The 1980s were the era of the slasher film pop icon, when Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Michael Myers transformed from mere movie characters into branded franchises, helped along by signifying attributes like goalie masks, red striped sweaters, and William Shatner's face. Toys, t-shirts, and posters followed, and children even dressed as their favorite mass-murdering, unkillable psychopaths for …

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