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


Monster Memories

Thou Doth Protest Too Much: The Silent Night, Deadly Night Controversy

Picture this: the year is 1984 and you are an impressionable youth watching an episode of Three’s Company or Little House on the Prairie when during a commercial break this comes on the TV: Obviously after this there was no going back. Your childhood was over, years of therapy ensued, and Christmas – that most beloved of holidays – would never be the same again. Or not. More than likely what

By |December 2nd, 2021|

Fruit Flavored Terror: Monster Memories

As a kid I loved monsters. Not the ones that hid under the bed or lived in the closet obviously - those were terrifying and nightmare inducing if one actually managed to get to sleep - no, the ones I loved were the safe ones. Your Draculas and your Frankensteins* and your Wolf-Mans (Wolf-Men?), your Mummys, etc. You know the safe, cuddly monsters that adorned Halloween decorations and pajamas and sold used cars and

By |October 26th, 2021|

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|

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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