Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Exciting news on the monster model front! Moebius Models is developing a new kit "modeled" after Bela Lugosi's 1927 Broadway production of DRACULA. The 1:8th scale model will be made from mold injected plastic and will include figure and base. Officially licensed by the Bela Lugosi estate, the kit will be packaged in a "classic style model box" (maybe after the legendary Aurora "long boxes"?). No other news is available at this time, but a few shots of the prototype sculpt have been circulating (see below).
Monday, June 21, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Gary Clarke and Gary Conway in HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER
HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER (American International Pictures, 1958)
My second of six B-Horror 50s faves!
Robert H. Harris plays Paul Dumond (erroneously identified as "Drummond" on several websites). Along with his assistant, Rivero (Paul Brinegar), Dumond has been the go-to monster make-up artist for AIP for many years. Abruptly, the studio is sold and "modernized", and Dumond and Rivero are fired to make way for the new way of movie production. Rivero "just wants to go to my brother's ranch in Arizona", but Dumond is furious and begins a series of revenge murders on the people who wronged him. He accomplishes this by concoting a sort of "hypno-foundation creme" that he uses on two of his teenage stars (Gary Conway as the Teenage Frankenstein and Gary Clarke as the Teenage Werewolf) and instructs them to commit the murders. Eventually, Dumond is found out and meets a fiery end in his home surrounded by his "children", masks of his various creations from over the years (in actuality masks from Paul Blaisdell's collection of creations such as from THE INVASION OF THE SAUCERMEN and THE SHE CREATURE).