Archive for monster movies

Historical Happening – Jason & the Argonauts

Posted in adventure, art, box office, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, fantasy, fiction, Film, folklore, history, horror, horror films, kids, legends, literature, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, RayHarryhausen, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/19/2017 by Edward Brock

One of my favorite films of all-time, Jason & the Argonauts, was released on this day–in 1963. Featuring the superb stop-motion work of my cinematic hero, Ray Harryhausen, it is a feast for the eyes.

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Historical Happening – Stephen King

Posted in adventure, amazon, books, classic horror, comic books, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, ebook, fantasy, fiction, Film, folklore, ghosts, halloween, history, horror, horror films, kindle, kobo, legends, literature, lovecraft, macabre, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, nook, scary, sci-fi, stephen king, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/21/2016 by Edward Brock

The King of Horror was born on this day–in 1947.

His importance to the world of literature–especially Horror–cannot be overstated. He truly is the “King”.

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Historical Happening – Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, RayHarryhausen, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 08/12/2016 by Edward Brock

Sinbad & the Eye of the Tiger was released on this day (Aug. 12) in 1977.

It was the third–and final–Sinbad film featuring the beautiful stop-motion work of master monster maker, Ray Harryhausen. As always, it was his creatures that stole the film.

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Stranger Things

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, fiction, Film, horror, kids, legends, macabre, middle grade, monster movies, monsters, movies, Netflix, scary, sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized, weird, writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/18/2016 by Edward Brock
So loved this show.
It’s like a mash-up of Stand By Me/Alien/Super 8.
or
Stephen King meets Steven Spielberg by way of Guillermo Del Toro.
This is the kind of story I loved to read when I was a kid–and the kind of story I want to write, especially for kids. Everyone should watch this.
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Ray Harryhausen – Master of Stop-Motion Monsters

Posted in adventure, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creeping crawling cinema, fantasy, Film, folklore, history, horror films, legends, monster movies, monsters, movies, mythology, sci-fi, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/30/2016 by Edward Brock

June 29 is the 95th birthday of the Master of Stop-Motion Monsters–Ray Harryhausen. He left us in 2013–at the age of 92–but his creations still live on in film and in the hearts of his many fans.

As a child, I–like many others–had some tragedy and trouble that we felt overwhelmed us and filled us with despair. My own personal childhood troubles made me felt unwanted, alone and afraid.

Ray Harryhausen’s films helped me survive. His creatures brought such wonder and excitement into my life and allowed me to escape into the world of film and myth. I remember seeing The Golden Voyage of Sinbad at the drive-in. I was immediately in love. Watching the creatures move across the screen fueled my imagination. Overnight, I became a fan of monsters, mythology and movies. And Ray’s masterful manipulation of what I’d learn was called “stop-motion animation” became the catalyst for my lifelong long of all things monsters.

Though my interests and tastes have evolved, and de-evolved, over the years, my love for Ray’s films has never faded.

Thank you, Ray, for keeping my imagination aflame.

Check out his official website at – Ray Harryhausen

Writing & Collecting

Posted in classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, fantasy, Film, halloween, horror, horror films, movies, music, soundtracks, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 06/07/2016 by Edward Brock

A great start to the week. 1100 words yesterday, 900 today.

Also found these 2 items to add to my collection. Flea markets are so full of surprises sometimes. Both LPs are scratch-free.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Miklos Rosza) & Halloween (John Carpenter)

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Creeping Crawling Cinema (4-star review)

Posted in books, classic horror, Cool Stuff, creature features, creeping crawling cinema, creepy, ebook, fantasy, Film, history, horror, horror films, killer bugs, macabre, monster movies, monsters, movies, nook, sci-fi, weird with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/12/2016 by Edward Brock

Got this 4-star review (on Smashwords -http://tinyurl.com/z3l23pt), for my Creeping Crawling Cinema eBook.

“A concise review of many bug movies. Nothing new here if you’re familiar with the subject, but a good starting point for those new to the subject.”

You can also find the free eBook, for the Nook (at Barnes & Noble) – click on the book cover

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