Crivvens and help ma boab, it's October! Ideally I'd like to do what all the other blogs out there are doing - that is, 31 days of "spooky"-themed postings. But I've already missed the first of October, and I'm going away for thirteen days this month, so it's not like it's going to happen. The majority of the posts here have been vaguely (or completely) horror-based anyway, so that'd make up for it a bit.
While we're here though, here's something:
Say, that "free Horror book" looks familiar! Well, that's what I thought before diving over to the book shelf, and then pulled this out:
Well, the cover's sort of similar. Plus, it's by one of my most favourite men in pop-cultural history, Denis Gifford. So it's worth a look.
What it is is an A-Z of film freaks, and it was published in 1977 (as in, before horror films became concerned chiefly with serial killers, zombies, shaky cameras or long-haired Japanese girls). For each of the forty-six entries, we get a film still and a description of the featured monster. It's not as beefy as most of Gifford's other books, so here's some of them:
Doesn't The Blood Beast Terror sound like the best film in the world ever? I'll have to track that one down, certainly! Nice to see Herman and Lily in there too. And the font for The Mad Monster is my new favourite font - I need it.