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HORROR OF DRACULA: THE PHOTO-STORY!

From the pages of MONSTER WORLD, Forrest J. Ackerman and Warren Publishing’s mid-60s companion to FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, here’s a 20-page comic-style adaptation of the Hammer Films adaptation of DRACULA! As you can imagine, it leaves a lot out, but getting stuff like this was a big deal back in the days before home video – you could re-experience the movie without having to wait for it on TV or to come back to the theater who-knew-how-long down the line!

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The Atomic Age Monsters of Paul Blaisdell!

Paul Blaisdell was one of the most inspired creature creators of the 1950s. Represented by Forrest J. Ackerman (of Famous Monsters fame), he landed a job as the house effects designer for American International Pictures. Though never granted the kinds of budgets that better-known artists may have received, Blaisdell worked wonders with what he could get his hands on and designed some of the most iconic movie monsters of the Atomic Age. Beyond designing and creating the full-suited creatures above, he also designed effects, monsters, props and sets for films like THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, NOT OF THIS EARTH, ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE and EARTH VS. THE SPIDER. He retired from effects work in 1959, and lived out the rest of his years as a carpenter. He died at the age of 55 in 1983.

If you are a fan of Science Fiction you probably do if not you should Know about Forrest J. Ackerman he saw every science fiction film that was released up until his death in 2008 and was the principal writer of Famous Monsters Of Filmland he also created Vampirella. He is Credited as the founder of Science Fiction Fandom and in 2006 there was a documentary made about his impact to the genre called Sci-Fi Boys where people like Peter Jackson and John Landis talk about his influence on them and film. he was affectionately known by all of his fans as Uncle Forry. He coined the phrase Sci-Fi