Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Full Color Monster Movies -- August 17, 2021

Vampirella 37, 1974

When I was young, I read Warren Publishing magazines like Famous Monsters of Filmland and Vampirella. The magazines always carried ads for back issues, posters and movies. I didn't have a film projector, so I read the ads with envy. Eventually, I got a Super-8 projector, but I didn't have enough money to buy any of these films. A friend had Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and I was fascinated by the way it had been cut down to less than 20 minutes. 

Here they offered a selection of short color films sampled from two Ray Harryhausen movies.


I remember reading Ray Harryhausen's account of making The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad in Famous Monsters of Filmland. The battle with the skeletons was particularly hard to animate. 


Jason and the Argonauts featured more fighting skeletons and a bronze giant.

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