The Ray Harryhausen Creature List
A video compilation of all Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion animated creatures.
Show The Monster
: "Guillermo del Toro’s quest to get amazing
creatures onscreen." Video: Monsters in the Making
His magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland
was as important to my childhood as Mad magazine, he had one of the greatest collections
of Sci-Fi memorabilia in private hands, and frankly, I'm a little torn up at the moment, so I'll end this FPP with a tip of the hat to Forrest J. Ackerman
, a true hero of mine.
The Brain That Wouldn't Die
is the best public domain movie I've seen all week. Abe Baker's spooky original jazz score
is a staple in sci-fi B movies. The monster is played by Eddie Carmel
, subject of Diane Arbus
' A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, N.Y. 1970
, in his first screen appearance. And I can't overlook the feminist take
on this postwar gorefest. See for yourself
What did kids do before the Internet? Well, some bought makeup magazines
, grabbed their parents' Super-8 cameras
, and made their own horror movies
. Now that kids have the Internet? Well, more of the same
(albeit with slightly less sophisticated monsters
). (YouTube, Google Video).
Big Monsters, Little Poems.
"Last night I dreamed I / Destroyed New York City in / My Maidenform Bra
"Twin six-inch singers / Banshees, worse than the monsters / Mercy, make them stop!
...and dozens more haiku monster movie reviews, promoting a forthcoming indie PC game.