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AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria Scream Greats #43 – The Lost Boys (1987)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, nostalgia, pop culture, zombies with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by Paxton

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Here’s Fangoria‘s Scream Greats Poster #43 featuring an image from one of my favorite vampire movies, The Lost Boys. This poster was from Fangoria #68 (1987).  Click to see it BIGGER on Flickr.

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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: 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: Rampaging with Rawhead Rex (1987)

Posted in Fangoria, Genres, Halloween, holiday, horror, magazine, monsters, movies, pop culture with tags , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2014 by Paxton

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Yesterday I showed you the cover to Fangoria #61 with the feature on Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex.  I mentioned that I’d been fascinated with this article since 8th grade as well as the movie.  I always wondered if it was any good.  However, due to never actually finding the movie to rent anywhere, I have never watched it. That changes tomorrow.  For Fangoria Movie Friday tomorrow I’m going to review the movie Rawhead Rex and see if it lives up to what I have been fantasizing about for the past 27 years (oh, and HOLY S**T IT’S BEEN 27 YEARS!?).  So check back tomorrow for this historic review.

Today, I leave you with the Rawhead Rex feature article from Fangoria #61.  It was called Rampaging with Rawhead Rex.  You can click any of the images to make them BIGGER.

A few tidbits to note.  This article mentions that Rawhead Rex was a cannibal king, but, in actuality, he’s supposed to be an ancient fertility god who also happens to be a cannibal.  I think some of the fertility stuff was cut out of the movie for obvious reasons.  I think I even read somewhere that Rex was supposed to look like a giant anamorphic penis.  That would have been an interesting movie.

Also, it seems the studio as well as the director, George Pavlou, had very high hopes for this movie.  The director starts talking about incorporating ancient Gaelic texts into the story and character driven horror as well as pulling back on gore in a Hitchcockian way of upping the suspense.  That’s a lot of big talk.  We’ll see tomorrow if that pays off.

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