Jaws-inspired magazines

In the wake of the phenomenal box office success of Jaws and Jaws 2 a worldwide fascination with sharks developed rapidly. Whilst Universal Pictures lawyers’ made sure that many cinematic Jaws pretenders – such …

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Brian Clemens – screenwriter and producer

Brian Clemens (1931 – 2015) was a noted British screenwriter and producer. Clemens is best known for his TV work, often in fantasy-based action series. His most famous creation is TV series The Avengers, …

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Scream Inn – board game

Scream Inn is a horror-themed board game, first produced in the UK by Strawberry Fayre from 1974. Scream Inn was a a comic strip that ran in British weekly Shiver …

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Marvel comic

From 1977 through 1979, Godzilla starred in a 24-issue run of comics written by Doug Moench, drawn by Herb Trimpe, and published by Marvel Comics entitled Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The series thrusted Godzilla completely …

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AATANK (1996) Review and overview

Aatank (translation: “Panic”) is a 1980s Bollywood film that remained unreleased until 1996. It is also known unofficially as “Bollywood Jaws’ as it has a sub-plot with a killer shark. It was directed …

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Stretch Monster – toy

In 1976, a new toy appeared on the market that quickly seized the imagination of many young boys. Kenner’s Stretch Armstrong – released in the UK by Denys Fisher – …

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Horror Top Trumps – game

Top Trumps was a popular children’s card game in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s, especially amongst boys, for whom it was a popular playground pastime. The topics …

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LA CABINA (1972) Reviews and overview

Made during the last years of General Franco’s right-wing dictatorship in Spain, La Cabina (“The Telephone Box”) is a 1972 short film directed by Spanish director Antonio Mercero, and written by him and José Luis …

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Aurora Movie Monsters – Model kits

The Aurora Plastics Corporation is an American toy and hobby manufacturing and marketing company founded in 1950. It is known primarily for its production of plastic model kits in the …

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