Famous movie monsters & other ghouls carrying around hot chicks
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Actor Glenn Strange (as Frankenstein’s monster) carrying away actress Ann Blyth dressed up as a mermaid for the 1948 film ‘Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid.’
I’m pretty much laser-focused when it comes to this time of year on maybe three things—watching more horror films than I usually do, breaking out my copy of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1996 album Murder Ballads, and of course watching more horror movies than usual. October is a little slice of heaven for yours truly as I’m a die-hard ghoulish kind of girl.

So as I was deep in the trenches with very important “work related” Internet research about who knows what (though it likely involved Satan and/or rock and roll) when I found a still from the 1968 film La Marca del Hombre Lobo (or “Mark of the Wolfman”).

Mark of the Wolfman starred Paul Naschy (the stage name of actor, director and writer Jacinto Molina) who was affectionately nicknamed the “Spanish Lon Chaney.” But in that picture, he was holding a frightened chick. And that sent me down a completely different rabbit hole…

I thought it would be fun to show you a load of images of famous (and maybe some not-so-famous) movie ghouls and other kinds of monstrous man-handlers carrying away their hapless female victims, including at least one bikini-clad damsel in distress.

A still from the 1965 film ‘Adventure at the Center of the Earth.’

Christopher Lee in the 1966 film ‘Prince of Darkness.’
More damsels in distress and the monsters who love them, after the jump…

Posted by Cherrybomb
10:10 am
The Gentleman of Horror: Boris Karloff appears on ‘This Is Your Life,’ 1957

The Gentleman of Horror, Boris Karloff is the focus of this episode of This Is Your Life from 1957.

Few actors have such long and successful careers as had “Karloff the Uncanny”; or have thrilled so many different and disparate people across the world with his performances as “The Monster” from Frankenstein,  Imhotep in The Mummy, Professor Morlant in The Ghoul, all the way up to TV series, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Michael ReevesThe Sorcereors and Peter Bogdanovich‘s Targets.


Posted by Paul Gallagher
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Creatures from Universal Studios: Mondo’s exciting exhibit of movie monster posters

The Mummy by Laurent Durieux
Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas has another superb exhibit running from October 19 to November 10 featuring iconic monsters from Universal movie studios. The gallery will be featuring artwork from Martin Ansen, Rick Baker, Jake Edmiston and dozens more.

Mondo is the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse, who continue to amaze with their devotion to the celebration and preservation of the cinema arts.

The gallery opening on October 19 will be from 7:00 - 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration.  The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.
Invisible Man by Franceso Francavilla
Creature From The Black Lagoon by Ken Taylor

Posted by Marc Campbell
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