Monday, October 27, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

R.I.P, animated shorts

These fantastic stop motion shorts appeared during the in-betweens on TCM during the HAlloween season a few years ago and with the help of our good pals over at the Strange Kids Club I managed to fin what I believe is all of them for your viewing pleasure


RIP Son Of Godzilla by crevettezombie
Shark Attack by crevettezombie
RIP TimeMachine by crevettezombie
RIP le Pilote by crevettezombie
BadBreath by crevettezombie
3DiveMensional by crevettezombie
EvilEye - RIP by crevettezombie
All Cut Up by crevettezombie
RIP Timber by crevettezombie
RIPHotBlobWater by crevettezombie
FaultyConnection by crevettezombie

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Slasher Countdown Day 2

Freddy Krueger

The Monster Squad

"Give me the Amulet you little bitch!!"

Go check out Branded in the 80's, Shawn if hitting it out of the park with the Monster Squad posts this Halloween

New Creature Commando cartoons!!!

It's the return of the Creature Commandos! Okay it's three shorts on DC Nation, but it's the Creature Commandos and not Frankenstein and the Agents of Shade....ugh

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Drinking with Universal Monsters

Promotional glasses have been a thing for a long time, well up until that whole poisonous ink on the Shrek glasses thing. Gas stations in the 60's would give out a glass with a free tank of gas they way fast food chains would in the 80's and the subject matter would reflect the popular trends at the time.
In 1963 Anchor-Hocking a glassware company produced a set of four glasses for gas stations
featuring the Universal Monsters. The glasses featured colorful images of Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy and the Creature from the Black Lagoon but surprisingly no Dracula. The release date of the set falls before the lawsuit that virtually removed Dracula from merchandising due
to the Bela Lugosi likeness so it unusual to see the Creature included. One could argue that they wanted an even number of glasses but the inclusion of the Bride of Frankenstein or the Phantom would have evened the number of glasses out, however it may just have been a case of preference of characters by the production team.

In 1980 a new set of glasses were released but this time at Universal Studios itself. This collection of five glasses included Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man, and the Creature again but now included
Dracula and the Metaluna Mutant from "This Island Earth". The designs on the glasses are more generic approximations of the characters and resemble the artwork from the Monster Gallery Coloring Book and the Famous Monsters of Legend figure cards. 

More recently Universal Studios Theme Parks sold a VERY limited number of boxed Universal Monster Steins
exclusively at their parks. The Series included
Frankenstein's Monster with a miniature castle Frankenstein at the bottom of the stein, Dracula with a red cross at the bottom, the Wolfman with a pentagram, the Mummy with a grave marker, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, whose stein is
empty... like his love life. 

Sideshow Toys produced a set of four Universal Monster shot glass heads that included

Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, the Mummy and the Wolf Man.

Next we'll look at the most recent additions to your Universal Monsters barware choices...

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