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Calendar Events / Announcements '19 I / Re: Barnabas Collins sighting
« on: February 25, 2020, 06:33:42 PM »
I think you don't really have time to read about the fascinating byways of old genre fandom, MB, but this is a short article about editor/publisher Calvin T. Beck and his Castle of Frankenstein:

http://21ca.com/flickhead/2_14_Beck_CoF.html

There's a long thread on the Monster Kids board from a few years ago when Little Shoppe of Horrors ran a two part survey/expose of Beck and CoF. Interesting discussion.

Apart from the legendary cult status of the magazine, Beck is best remembered now because his mother seems fairly conclusively to have been a major model for "Norman's" Mom in Robert Bloch's original novel Psycho. Reportedly, Helen Beck went everywhere with her son but perhaps not to the extent that "Norman's" Mom did.

Castle of Frankenstein was ahead of its time in treating horror films as objects of serious, adult film criticism. The mag ran stills and articles about European avant-garde films and the kind of pictures associated with serious art houses in New York, San Francisco, and one or two other cities back in the Sixties.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '19 I / Re: Barnabas Collins sighting
« on: February 25, 2020, 12:49:12 AM »
Really, MB? As far as I was concerned, Monster Times was a huge improvement over FM. Even better was Castle of Frankenstein, but that was published very intermittently and was hard to find.

Here's a 1970 issue of CoF featuring a 1969 photo of Quentin on the cover:

https://www.zomboscloset.com/zombos_closet_of_horror_b/2015/03/castle-of-frankenstein-issue-15.html

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '19 I / Barnabas Collins sighting
« on: February 24, 2020, 11:38:54 PM »
Fans who were around for the 1970s may recall a tabloid-style monster mag called The Monster Times. Issue 27 was a vampire themed number and there are a couple of Barnabas pictures included if you scroll through.

https://www.zomboscloset.com/zombos_closet_of_horror_b/2017/04/the-monster-times-no-27-.html

cheers, G.

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It says that after the initial load onto the on-demand network, it will eventually run on something called the Paramount Network. I have no idea what any of it is. Stuff you watch on your phone or computer but if you have the right parameters, you can screen it on the device that sits on that plinth in your living room.

I just put a bookcase where my TV used to be. Happiness!

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: February 20, 2020, 05:38:58 PM »
So, I'm guessing that at this point in the comic book, Roger has had a psychotic break and is ranting at an invisible Laura.

Thankfully, I presume there are only a few more pages to go in this trainwreck.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '19 I / OT: MISS LESLIE'S DOLLS (1972)
« on: February 16, 2020, 11:31:29 PM »
For various reasons, this truly obscure ultra-low budget exploitation film from 1972 kept making me think of DS. After about 15 minutes, I found myself wondering if the working title for the movie had been something like The Reincarnation of Leona Eltridge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Q5TAAxMm0&t=6s

It says somewhere that at least one of the actors appeared in a Russ Meyers film, so it's not surprising that there is some female nudity involved. The script makes references to, or simply steals from, such earlier films as House of Wax, Psycho, and numerous "hot co-ed" features of the era.

Most of the performers seem to be reciting lines off cue-cards which in itself gives a certain familiar vibe, but "Miss Leslie'"s performance had moments of genuine pathos. Really insane, off-the-wall pathos. Again, let's call it the Collinwood effect.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '19 I / Re: Lovelady Powell 1930 - 2020
« on: February 14, 2020, 06:40:52 PM »
May her spirit know peace. Wish they'd brought the character back for some more shows.

There's been speculation that she was the original casting for Julia... it's based on a very tenuous supposition, but is interesting to think about.

G.

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I remember back around 20 years ago two different people who were responsible adults being completely unaware that the old LPs of Donovan and the Beatles had been released on CD and had been available for years. They were quite surprised to learn about this when I told them.

I'm definitely out of the loop about a lot of current tech so I do feel sympathy for the woman. One of my recurrent nightmares is winding up having to stay somewhere where I have to talk to "Alexa" to get the lights to come on or to find my music for me. I know a lot of people like the convenience but the whole idea of this just seems like Hell on wheels to me.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: February 10, 2020, 02:21:04 PM »
I don't think DS Resurrected ever had a DVD release, which is a shame for fans of the 1991 series. There was some very cool material on it. Maybe it's available online somewhere.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Fanpop: Dark Shadows cast
« on: February 09, 2020, 03:53:16 AM »
That's a really nice photo of Diana at the studio, presumably in 1967. Never saw that one.

The shot of Hugh Franklin with James Hall looks like a shot from a stage play. Very cool!

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Depp/Burton DARK SHADOWS Is In Release!!
« on: February 06, 2020, 06:12:01 AM »
Interesting video made by a Depp Shadows fan back in May of 2012:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2RPcrBmwVw

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: February 04, 2020, 05:52:26 AM »
Granted I haven't been paying much attention to any of this, I somehow thought these were set during the period of time after Woodward's death and "transformation" at the hands of Barnabas, and subsequent destruction.

Terrible dialogue, awful art.

G.

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I thought both series were dire. My only encounters of either was when I was home on visits from college since I did not own a TV set in my dorm room (or my own place when I finally got one).

I guess next will be a re-boot of Love Boat as something really horrific, like delegates to the Republican National Convention having a pre-convention cruise. Yikes.

G.

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I never really watched Fantasy Island, but I think Ricardo Montalban's host character was named Mr. Rourke (or "Roarke").

G.

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Fans,

In the wake of the Banana Splits being "re-booted" as a slasher thriller, apparently Fantasy Island is now a big budget feature film from some outfit called Blumhouse, re-configured as a horror mystery adventure. The blurb:

The enigmatic Mr Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort, but when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

It sounds more like the old ABC Movie of the Week Haunts of the Very Rich, which in turn was kind of a horror update of the old play and film, Outward Bound.

It seems ironic that these old shows have been re-booted as horror, while DS was rebooted by Burton-Depp as comedy; go figure.

G.

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