The Invaders Meet Frankenstein! – comic

The Invaders Meet Frankenstein! was issue 31 of The Invaders Marvel Comics series, published in August 1978. The comic features Captain America and Bucky, Sub-Mariner, the original Human-Torch and Toro: ‘During …

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SCOOBY-DOO! FRANKENCREEPY (2014)

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy is a 2014 animated comedy horror film produced and directed by Paul McEvoy from a screenplay by Jim Krieg. It is the twenty-second film in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo …

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Creepy Creatures – jigsaw puzzles

Creepy Creatures two-sided jigsaw puzzles were produced in the US in 1974 and 1975 by H-G Toys Inc, of Long Beach, California. Featuring the Frankenstein Monster, Count Dracula, Egyptian Mummy, …

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Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead – USA, 2013

‘Piece by bloody piece… he built a nightmare!’ Frankenstein’s Hungry Dead – aka Doctor Frankenstein’s Wax Museum of the Hungry Dead – is a 2013 American comedy horror feature film produced and directed …

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Fantastic Monsters of the Films – magazine

‘Horror guaranteed to shock you dead or your life refunded!’ Fantastic Monsters of the Films was a 1962 – 1963 American horror magazine published by Black Shield Productions. The mag was the brainchild …

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Skywald Publications – comic magazine publisher

Skywald Publications was a 1970s American publisher of black-and-white comic magazines, primarily the horror anthologies Nightmare, Psycho, and Scream. Skywald’s first publication was Nightmare #1 (Dec. 1970). The company lasted until early 1975, with …

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Udo Kier – actor

“From time to time you have to make a film like Armageddon so people see that you’re still around.” Udo Kier – born Udo Kierspe; 14 October 1944 – is …

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Stretch Screamers – toys

Stretch Screamers is a series of electronic toys manufactured by Games Quest/Manley Toys Limited of Hong Kong. As their name implies, Stretch Screamers could be stretched, causing them to apparently scream …

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Dwight Frye – actor

Dwight Iliff Frye (February 22, 1899 – November 7, 1943) was an American stage and screen actor, noted for his appearances in the classic horror films Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933), and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). He is frequently …

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Horror spitballs

Horror-themed spitballs – rubber balls that when filled with water and squeezed, squirt the water back out – were manufactured and sold by American company Entertech in 1989. There were four …

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Creature Feature – USA, 2010

‘A monster legacy comes to life!’ Creature Feature – aka Creature Feature! – is a 2010 American comedy horror feature film aimed specifically at adults. Produced by and featuring Tom Byron, it was …

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Albert Kallis – artist

Albert Kallis was a professional artist who designed many film posters for American International Pictures (AIP) releases in the 1950s. Kallis’ striking designs elevated the selling of exploitation movies to a new …

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Haunted House – ice cream

Haunted House ice cream was produced in the UK by Lyons Maid. It first went on sale in July 1973 and cost 4p. A series of badges were also issued to promote the ice cream. …

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FRANKENSTEIN (2004) TV mini-series – review

Frankenstein is a 2004 American television mini-series directed by Kevin Connor (At the Earth’s Core, Motel Hell) from a screenplay by Mark Kruger based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It follows the original book …

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein – TV series, Canada, 1971

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was a Canadian children’s television series produced by Hamilton, Ontario’s independent station CHCH-TV in 1971. It was syndicated to TV stations across Canada and the USA. The producers were fortunate enough to get horror icon Vincent Price to …

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Groovie Goolies – animated TV show

Groovie Goolies (originally Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies) is an American animated television show that had its original run on network television between 1970 and 1972. Produced by Filmation, Groovie Goolies was a spinoff of Sabrina the Teenage Witch Show (itself …

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SON OF DRACULA (1973) Reviews and overview

‘The First Rock-and-Roll Dracula Movie!’ Son of Dracula – aka Young Dracula – is a 1973 British rock ‘n’ roll musical horror comedy film starring Harry Nilsson and ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr as Merlin the Magician. It was …

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Mike Hill – artist and sculptor

Mike Hill is a Los Angeles-based sculptor, originally from Warrington, Cheshire in England, who specialises in ultra-realistic models of monsters from classic horror films. His work includes small figures for …

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Gossamer – Cartoon character

Gossamer is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. The character is a hairy, red monster. His rectangular body is perched on two giant tennis shoes, and his heart-shaped face is composed …

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DRAK PACK (1980 – 1982) Animated TV series

Drak Pack is an animated sixteen episode television series produced by Hanna-Barbera’s Australian subsidiary. The series aired in the United States on CBS Saturday Morning between September 6, 1980 and September 12, 1982. Drak (voiced by Jerry Dexter), Frankie and Howler (both …

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) Reviews and overview

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American horror-comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Doctor Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth …

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Castle of Frankenstein – magazine

Castle of Frankenstein is an American horror, science fiction and fantasy film magazine, distributed by Kable News and published in New Jersey from 1962 to 1975 by Calvin Thomas Beck’s …

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Van Helsing – USA, 2004 – reviews

‘Adventure lives forever’ Van Helsing is a 2004 American action adventure horror feature film about a monster slayer sent to Transylvania to defeat Dracula. The movie was written and directed …

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Frankie Stein – comic book character

Frankie Stein is a British comic book character who was popular throughout the 1970s. He should not be confused with the identically named female character from Monster High. The original …

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Richard Briers – actor

Though best known in the UK as the star of popular 1970s sit com The Good Life and as the voice for animated series Roobarb, British actor Richard Briers (14 …

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Mad Monster Party? – USA, 1967 – reviews

Mad Monster Party? is a 1967 American animated comedy film directed by Jules Bass and written by Mad Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for Embassy Pictures. Although promoted …

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