"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Monday, October 31, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 31
SHOCK IT TO ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY


Spooktacular event poster art by mad Mark Maddox!

"On the thirty-first day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, thirty-one Jack-o-Lanterns, thirty Druid Runes, twenty-nine Mariphasa Flowers, twenty-eight Haunted Houses, twenty-seven Poison Potions, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Please click the link for more information about the SHOCK IT TO ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 30
Jacques Tourneur's Night of the Demon (1957)


Dr. Karswell's conjured demon incarnate!

"On the thirtieth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, thirty Druid Runes, twenty-nine Mariphasa Flowers, twenty-eight Haunted Houses, twenty-seven Poison Potions, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Feathered Serpents, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifthteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Saturday, October 29, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 29
Werewolf of London (1935)


Henry Hull as the lycanthropic Dr. Wilfred Glendon!

"On the twenty-ninth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-nine Mariphasa Flowers, twenty-eight Haunted Houses, twenty-seven Poison Potions, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Friday, October 28, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 28
Terror in the Haunted House (1958)


Astounding dud. Filmed in the process of "Psychorama"... Yeah, right.

"On the twenty-eighth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-eight Haunted Houses, twenty-seven Poison Potions, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 27
Rob Kelly's Classic Horror PSAs!


Art ©Rob Kelly/NAMTAB

"On the twenty-seventh day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-seven Poison Potions, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Please visit Rob Kelly's site at www.namtab.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 26
The Munsters' Drag-u-la Custom Coffin Dragster!


The Drag-u-la featured on the cover of The Munsters #6 (April, 1966).

"On the twenty-sixth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-six Pinewood Coffins, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 25
Captain Clegg aka Night Creatures (1962)


Univeral-International's 1-Sheet for Hammer's CAPTAIN CLEGG.

"On the twenty-fifth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-five Rattling Bones, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Feathered Serpents, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Monday, October 24, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 24
The Crimson Ghost (1946)


Fangtastic original poster design executed by 4gottenlore.

On the twenty-fourth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, two dozen Crimson Ghosts, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Serpents, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!

Please visit 4gottenlore's DeviantART site at 4gottenlore.deviantart.com

Sunday, October 23, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 23
Lon Chaney Jr. as The Wolfman (1941)


Limited Edition poster for the Alamo Drafthouse ©Martin Ansin

"On the twenty-third day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-three Gypsy Curses, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Please visit Martin Ansin's site at martinansin.com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 22
Seven Arts-Hammer's The Reptile (1966)


20th Century-Fox's original US 1-Sheet poster.

"On the twenty-second day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-two Hissing Reptiles, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 21
Rob Kelly's Classic Horror PSAs


Art ©Rob Kelly/NAMTAB

"On the twenty-first day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty-one Tana Leaves, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Please visit Rob Kelly's site at www.namtab.com

Thursday, October 20, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BELA LUGOSI!
October 20, 1882 - August 16, 1956

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 20
From Hell It Came (1957)!


Is Tabonga monster-maker Paul Blaisdell's most infamous creature?

"On the twentieth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twenty Trembling Tabongas, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 19
Uncle Creepy Was Really Creepy Back in '64!


Creepy #1 Cover Art by Jack Davis (1964)!

"On the nineteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, nineteen Creepy Uncles, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 18
Cousin Eerie Creeps Up On Eerie #51 (1973)


Cover Art by Sanjulián (aka Manuel Pérez Clemente)!

"On the eighteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, eighteen Eerie Cousins, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Monday, October 17, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 17
"Son of Famous Monsters" Paperback, 1965


Second FM paperback with art by the legendary James Bama!

"On the seventeenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, seventeen Famous Monsters, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 16
Jack Hill's Spider Baby (1964)!


Jill Banner as Virginia Merrye by "Ring".

"On the sixteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, sixteen Spiders Spinning, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 15
Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960)!


Barbara Steel as the vampiric witch, Princess Asa Vajda!

"On the fifteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, fifteen Witches Brewing, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Friday, October 14, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 14
Screamin' Jay Hawkins Put a Spell On You!


Jay and Henry. 11 x 14″ Acrylic on Canvas by Scott L. Ehrisman.

"On the fourteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, fourteen Voodoo Dollies, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 13
William Castle's 13 Ghosts (1960)


Original theatrical 1-Sheet for 13 GHOSTS!

"On the thirteenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, thirteen Ghosts a-Haunting, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 12
Svengoolie Over Berwyn!


1970s autograph card for Svengoolie's Screaming Yellow Theater!

"On the twelfth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, twelve Ghouls a-Grumbling, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 11
The Screaming Skull (1958)


Original 1-Sheet art by Albert Kallis.

"On the eleventh day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Monday, October 10, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 10
Zombies Ate My Brain... a little.


Poster for the NYC Zombiecon 2010.

"On the tenth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Sunday, October 9, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 9
Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman (1970)


Original Spanish poster for WALPURGIS NIGHT (1970).

"On the ninth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Saturday, October 8, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 8
The Mummy (1959)


Christopher Lee as Kharis, the Mummy!

"On the eighth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Friday, October 7, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 7
The Bloodthirsty Roses (1974)


"The Bloodthirsty Roses" by Masano Koga, 2005.

"On the seventh day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 6
Rob Kelly's Classic Horror PSAs!


Art ©Rob Kelly/NAMTAB

"On the sixth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Please visit Rob Kelly's site at www.namtab.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 5
Ernie Anderson is Ghoulardi, Ova'dey!


Stay Sick, Group!

"On the fifth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 4
The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)


Based on "Les Mains d'Orlac" (The Hands of Orlac) by Maurice Renard.

"On the fourth day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Monday, October 3, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 3
Vincent Price's Shrunken Heads!


They just don't make 'em like this anymore...

"On the third day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Sunday, October 2, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 2
Rob Kelly's Classic Horror PSAs!


Art ©Rob Kelly/NAMTAB

"On the second day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!"

Please visit Rob Kelly's website at namtab.com

Saturday, October 1, 2011

THE 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN: DAY 1
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)


The immortal Lon Chaney Sr. as Erik, The Phantom!

"On the first day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, a Senior Lon Chaney!"

THE GHOULTIDE SEASON IS HERE!
Harpy Halloween & Beast Witches!



Guys and Ghouls, it's finally that bewitching month of the year again: October! And that means Halloween! It's my favorite time of the year — so, much so, that I celebrate the Ghoultide Season all month long! Each and every day, I will be posting some creepy classic images, monstrous movie posters, and some fang-tastic art by illustrators including Rob Kelly. For those unaware, Rob Kelly is a freelance illustrator from New Jersey, with many psychotronic interests, who has created some amazing tributes to the classic monsters of cinema in the form of wry PSA and re-imagined movie posters — reason enough for us to bow our shrunken heads to him!

This year, I'm also throwing a sinister Samhain Shindig on All Hallow's Eve, SHOCK IT TO ME! HALLOWEEN SPOOKENANNY at the Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, featuring maniacal music performances by The Undertaker & His Pals, Beachkrieg, and Johnny Legend & His Naked Apes (featuring members of The Mummies and The Chuckleberries), DJ Omar (Shutter, Popscene), Contests, Prizes, Horror Hosts and a more terror than you can shake a bloody stake at! Stay tuned for more details, or visit our official SHOCK IT TO ME! website!

HARPY HALLOWEEN & BEAST WITCHES,WHATEVER YOU ARE!