Famous Monsters Magazine Covers

Famous Monsters of Filmland is a genre-specific film magazine started in 1958 by publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman.

Famous Monsters of Filmland directly inspired the creation of many other similar publications, including Castle of FrankensteinCinefantastiqueFangoriaThe Monster Times, and Video Watchdog. In addition, hundreds, if not thousands, of FM-influenced horror, fantasy and science fiction movie-related fanzines have been produced, some of which have continued to publish for decades, such as Midnight Marquee and Little Shoppe of Horrors.

 

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Famous Monsters of Filmland was originally conceived as a one-shot publication by Warren and Ackerman, published in the wake of the widespread success of the package of old horror movies syndicated to American television in 1957. But the first issue, published in February 1958, was so successful that it required a second printing to fulfill public demand. Its future as part of American culture was immediately obvious to both men. The success prompted spinoff magazines such as SpacemenFamous Westerns of FilmlandScreen Thrills IllustratedCreepyEerie, and Vampirella.

FM offered brief articles, well-illustrated with publicity stills and graphic artwork, on horror movies from the silent era to the current date of publication, their stars and filmmakers. Warren and Ackerman decided to aim the text at late pre-adolescents and young teenagers.

 

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THE LURID WORLD OF CULT MOVIE POSTERS

‘The Pit” aka Teddy (Canada 1981)

 

‘Andy Warhol’s Dracula poster’

 

Jesse Franco’s ‘Lorna the Exorcist’ (France, 1976)

 

‘Invasion of the Love Drones’ (USA, 1977)

 

‘Desperate Living’ Italy

 

‘Reform School Girls (1986)

 

A nicely creepy image for Roman Polanski’s ‘The Tenant’ (France 1976)

 

‘Polyester’ (UK)

 

‘Night Tide’ (1961)

 

‘Confessions of a Teenage Peanut Butter Freak’

 

‘The Seduction of Amy’

 

‘Sexual Kung Fu in Hong Kong’ (1974)

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Horrendous, yet Humorous Album Covers

I posted one of these a few months ago. But I have found out that there is basically a bottomless pit of really bad album covers.  Check out these catastrophic covers.

 

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Such a successful young man.

 

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Bertha on the drums, and Tina on bass.

 

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This guy is the Tom Jones of Croatia.

 

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Not exactly sure what the idea they are trying to get across here is.

 

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This guy has a horse face, so apropos.

 

Warning: Adult content.

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I guess Daddy gets strapped with all the vet bills.

 

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Nothing like sexual innuendo to sell an album.

 

The bible thumpers get straight to the point.

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I hope these guys go to heaven, I don’t want to run into them in hell.

 

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Okay, that is what is behind all the lightning strike fatalities.

 

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May the killer God help us all!

 

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Beer drinking king, or polyester suit king?

 

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The guy also has a perm. The hairdresser scored big time with these three.

 

Nothing like a band with an evil wooden puppet as a backup singer.

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God forbid she reaches seventeen without a hubby and a couple rugrats.