I fell in love with the movie that first night I saw it. On this blog I will discuss the book The Monster Club by R Chetwynd Hayes, the director Roy Ward Baker, the actors Vincent Price and James Laurenson, the soundtrack with bands like B.A. Roberston, The Pretty Things, The Viewers, and Night, the movie poster, comic book, and especially the Monster's Genealogical chart by artist John Bolton which is the basis of the stories in the movie. We will also explore Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, aka Cassandra Peterson, Movie Macabre, and Thriller Video in depth.
|How do you get to Loughville? Story three is about a village of ghouls that a cantankerous film director, looking for an eerie location in which to shoot an atmospheric horror film, just stumbles upon.|
|Raven Shadmock. You see, according to Vincent Price, Shadmocks are the lowest on the monster hierarchy, and yet they have this tremendous power. A power so frightful anyone who does not have monster immunity and witnesses it will...|
|What happens when a Shadmock whistles? We'll get back to that later. The entertainment is about to commence.|
As a collector of movie posters, I was really pleased when I located and won the auction for the British Quad poster of the movie. I had seen a French version a few weeks before, but it was awful. It had a snake and some other central figures that weren't even in the movie. I don't blame the artist because I know from my reading he didn't even see a script when he was approached to do these posters.