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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

TWELVE OF THE BEST: MONSTER MAG COVERS: FRANKENSTEIN AND DRACULA TWO FEET BY THREE!


In the 70's there was really only one publication in the UK the catered for the needs of horror film fans. Monster Mag. Issued monthly for the price of a bag of chips, every six paneled mag opened out into a large full colour glossy poster. Every young horror film fan had at least one gracing their bedroom wall.Some of the highlights in this series were Peter Cushing as Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as Dracula in his death throws from Dracula AD 1972, twinned with another portrait of Cushing as Gustav Weil from Hammer Films 'Twins of Evil'. In volume two, number two, publisher Dez Skinn treated us to a full colour reproduction of Hammer Films UK quad cinema poster from Dracula (1958) and who could forget the 2ft by 3ft colour poster of Lee as the creature from Hammer Films Curse of Frankenstein (1957) They are all images we pretty familaur with these days, back back then seeing them and in poster form for the first time was quite a thrill. A reissue of the series is well over due.

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