Monster Memories2020-12-02T10:02:51-07:00


Monster Memories

Cobbled Together: The Monster of Frankenstein

In 1954, at the height of McCarthyism, the comic book industry was under scrutiny for being a corrupter of youth and an inciter of crime. And according to the book Seduction of the Innocent by Fredric Werthram all of the issues of teenage delinquency could be traced back directly to the reading of comics. Senate hearings were held, angry parental protests were arranged, boycotts initiated, and it seemed as if the comic book industry would

By |October 14th, 2021|

Godzilla Heisei Era: I Think I love These Movies (Part I)

As a kid, I was a big fan of Godzilla movies. They were a mainstay on weekend afternoon television while I was growing up and they were always a treat. Sure, they were cheap, often silly, but there was an inherent charm to them. They were captivating and enjoyable in only a way a guy in a rubber suit stomping on model buildings can be. It’s hard to explain, but they were unique and different.

By |October 10th, 2021|

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about him, no unnatural resurrection or gypsy curse. In fact one of the key ingredients of a monster is its horrific look. An invisible man has

By |October 1st, 2021|

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)

The Mummy from 1932 is a classic. A flawed classic for sure, but a classic nonetheless. There are parts of this film that are truly brilliant and there are parts that are…well…not. To be honest this is one film that I have had mixed feeling for. I want to love it. I do. But then this pesky thing called a plot creeps up and I realize that sometimes memories are better than how things really

By |October 1st, 2021|

Classic horror nostalgia

We love old horror movies. We also love to wallow in nostalgia. So we thought why not combine the two and talk about classic horror movies from a nostalgic point of view? This is the result.

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