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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria From Beyond articles

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, Halloween, holiday, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, pop culture with tags , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by Paxton

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It’s been Stuart Gordon week this week as I showcase ads and covers pertaining to his movies leading up to tomorrow’s Fangoria Movie Friday review of From Beyond.

Back in the mid 80s, Fangoria was in love with not only Stuart Gordon but his “upcoming project” From Beyond. Hard not to see why as Gordon had just released the cult hit Re-animator (which I reviewed last Halloween) and the magazine was looking for any and all information about his next project. And when it was revealed that the next project would be another Lovecraft adaptation and again star both Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, well, Fangoria’s editors (as well as the collective Fangoria readership) creamed their horror loving jeans in anticipation.

I had no trouble finding at least six articles in my stacks of magazines pertaining to not only the movie From Beyond, but to Stuart Gordon himself as well as his two frequent collaborators, Combs and Crampton.  There were also several articles specifically talking about the make-up effects for the movie.  But I’ll focus on the main three collaborators with the one-on-one interviews they gave.

Here’s a Stuart Gordon interview from The Bloody Best of Fangoria Vol 6 (1987). I’m not sure from which issue it was reprinted.

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Here’s a Barbara Crampton interview from Fangoria #60 (1987).

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And finally, a Jeffrey Combs interview from Fangoria #61 (1987).

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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria #59 – HP Lovecraft’s From Beyond (1986)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, Halloween, holiday, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, pop culture with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2014 by Paxton

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I mentioned this week is Stuart Gordon Week.Today’s image is the cover to Fangoria #59 from 1986 featuring a story on Stuart Gordon’s second HP Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond.  Which, as I revealed to you, is going to be my review for Fangoria Movie Friday this week.  This particular issue of Fangoria is one of my favorites and sharp eyed readers should notice that this particular issue’s logo should look familiar (hint: you’ll see it again on Friday).

As always, click to see it on Flickr, BIGGER.

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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria Scream Great #39 – From Beyond (1987)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, nostalgia, pop culture, zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2014 by Paxton

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Starting today every post is going to be about the movie I’m going to review on Friday.  And that movie is to be Stuart Gordon’s second Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond, from 1986.  Fangoria was kind of in love with this movie and featured it on covers and in multiple featured articles during the film’s production.  Not surprising since Gordon’s previous movie, The Re-animator, was a huge surprise horror hit. Plus Gordon was bringing along his two Re-animator stars, Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, along to star in the new movie.

Here’s Fangoria’s Scream Greats Poster #39 featuring an image from HP Lovecraft’s From Beyond. This poster was from Fangoria #64 (1987).

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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Ad for Stuart Gordon’s The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, Halloween, holiday, horror, magazine, movies, nostalgia, pop culture with tags , , , , , , on October 13, 2014 by Paxton

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This week is going to be Stuart Gordon Week. When you find out Friday’s movie review, you’ll see why.  Stuart Gordon is a prolific 80s-90s director probably most famous for directing The Re-animator, but he’s also directed several other cult horror favorites.  One of which I’ll talk about more tomorrow.

Today, I’m showing you a 1991 home video ad for Gordon’s The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) starring Lance Henriksen, Jeffrey Combs and Oliver Reed. I haven’t seen it, but I think it looks AMAZING.

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This movie looks seven different kinds of awesome. It’s B movie cheese all the way. Check out the trailer.

You know what, now that I’ve watched this trailer, I think I’ve seen parts of this on cable I just didn’t know what it was called.


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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria #67 – Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (1987)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, Halloween, holiday, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, pop culture with tags , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Paxton

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Today I’m going to show you one of the more “colorful” Fangoria covers.  Check out Fangoria #67 featuring Clive Barker’s Hellraiser.  I actually just watched Hellraiser for the first time this year.  It was originally going to be one of my Fangoria Movie Fridays but I decided on another movie.  It was definitely an interesting watch, especially because Pinhead doesn’t have as big a part in it than I expected.

As always, click to see it on Flickr, BIGGER.

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Also in this issue, was a pretty gruesome picture gallery celebrating the release of Lightning Pictures’ underground gorefest hit, Street Trash.  While I decided not to pick Hellraiser as one of my Fangoria Movie Fridays, I did pick Street Trash.  And I’m going to review it on Friday.

So enjoy this gallery of crazy melting hobos.

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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria Scream Great #23 – Day of the Dead (1985)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, nostalgia, pop culture, zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2014 by Paxton

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Last week we saw the very first Fangoria Scream Greats pull out poster which featured the movie The Incredible Melting Man.  Today let’s take a look at our next Fangoria Scream Greats Poster.  It’s #23 featuring an image from George Romero’s Day of the Dead, the second sequel to his classic Night of the Living Dead.

This poster was from Fangoria #48 (1985).

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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Don Post Halloween 3 masks (1983)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, Halloween, holiday, horror, magazine, movies, nostalgia, pop culture with tags , , , , , , on October 6, 2014 by Paxton

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Welcome back to week 2 of AWESOME-tober-fest 2014. This month I’m celebrating the bloody best of Fangoria magazine.

Let’s start this week off with a mask ad. Ads for prop masks were not rare inside Fangoria. As a matter of fact, each issue had at least two or three ads for masks every month. By different companies. As a matter of fact I showed you a few Fangoria mask ads during last year’s AWESOME-tober-fest.

Here’s an awesome color ad for some Don Post masks.  But not just any masks, they are the three Silver Shamrock masks from the infamous Halloween III: Season of the Witch.  This ad was found in Fangoria #25 (1983).

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