Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fun from Jack and Jill

A couple of activity pages from the October 1964 Jack and Jill.

I feel happy that my eight-year-old self didn't color or mark all over these pages.

Friday, October 19, 2012

You Know How Much Your Mummy Loves You!

Here are more pages from the coloring book.  It seems that The Mummy, with 11 pages, gets the most coverage of all the monsters in this book.

This is another page Melissa (now 21) got ahold of.  When such a multi-hued guy wakes from a long sleep, does he come out with a "Technicolor yawn"?

The last two of these pages sort of match up, except that a big section of the sarcophagus's middle section is gone.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Alien Model

Soon after it came out, I bought the model of the eponymous Alien film.  It didn't last long in its assembled state, and by now I've lost only the head.

But, packrat that I am, I still held onto the instructions sheet.

Isn't the "font" for the lettering of "Alien" creepy and Giger-ish?  Note that they even used the design for the step numbers 1 through 7 on the insructions sheet.

Let's get a close-up of that logo.  Some fun, eh, kiddies?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Good Ol' Fuzz-Face!


This is another of my big brother's masterpieces, the 1962 Aurora Wolf Man.  The box looked like this:

Now, the box art looks more like Lon Chaney, Jr than the model's face, but it's still another bit of creepy fun!

What amazes me is several eBay listings of this model for around $100 buck is the same stae as mine -- already built and painted.  Actually?  You couldn't put a price on my memories, so I would agree that this is worth a bunch if you put a gun to my head and told me to put a price on it.

But why would somebody else pay a hundred bucks for this thing?

Unless it were the plot of a sitcom episode -- "Uh-oh, Bobby, you broke Uncle Ralph's model and I have to buy another one before he notices!  I'll pay anything!"


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Exit Dracula, Enter ... The Mummy!

More from the coloring book:

Statistically, more vampires prefer a hot stake (steak) to a cold chop (in the neck) -- wokka wokka!

He -- he went for a little walk!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Musical Monday: Ghouls with Attitude, Volume 1

This gem was assembled by Oddio Overplay a few years ago but it's no longer active on their site.  So here it is, along with disc art that they did not provide.

Here are the selections:

1 Tarantula Ghoul and the Gravediggers - Graveyard Rock
2 Don Hinson and the Rigamorticians - Riboflavin-Flavored, Non-Carbonated, Polyunsatured Blood
3 Movie Trailer - Vampire Playgirls
4 Bobby Bare - Vampira
5 The Crewnecks - Rockin' Zombie
6 Griz Green - Jam at the Mortuary
7 Movie Trailer - Monsters Crash the Pajama Party
8 The MSR Singers - Monster Man
9 The Abominable Surfers - Monster Surfer
10 Bobby 'Boris' Jones - Surfer Smash
11 Jupiter Jones - The Spook Spoke
12 Bob McFadden and Dor - I Dig You Baby
13 Movie Trailer - The Mind of Mr. Soames
14 Albert DeSalvo - Strangler in the Night
15 Kenny and the Fiends - House on Haunted Hill
16 Winchell's Donut House Halloween Record - Hear the Monsters (Spooky Sounds and a Spooky Tale)
17 Buddy Morrow and His Orchestra - The Raven
18 The Modernaires - The Rockin' Ghost
19 Bob Rosengarden & Phil Kraus - Satan Takes a Holiday
20 Boris Karloff and Friends - Ha Ha Ha / The Bride of Frankenstein
21 Movie Trailer - Brain Eaters
22 Groovie Goolies - Goolie Garden
23 Hap Palmer - Haunted House
24 Bruce Haack and Norman Bridwell - The Witch's Vacation
25 Sounds of Terror! - Burned at the Stake
26 Louise Huebner - Intro Orgies, a Tool of Witchcraft
27 Marty Manning and His Orchestra - Night on Bald Mountain
28 Criswell (The Legendary) - Someone Walked Over My Grave  

Here's the link:

Enjoy the creepy silliness!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Last from Golden Magazine

This is the last Halloween-related item from the October 1965 Golden Magazine.

Some of the ladies I love have LOTS of these permanent beauty marks!
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