Classic Monsters Magazine Issue #3

(45 customer reviews)


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Product Description

The reprinted issue #3 is now in stock for immediate shipping.

Issue 3 includes:

  • Creature from the Black Lagoon – we dive into the secrets of this 1954 classic and its sequels, and discover the reasons why we love this aquatic aggressor so much.
  • James Whale – our biography explores the gasp-inducing life of the groundbreaking English director who helped to define the horror movie landscape.
  • The ladies of Hammer – from Sister Hyde and the Reptile to She Who Must Be Obeyed, we tip our hats to the deadly divas who characterised the age of English gothic horror.
  • Val Lewton – RKO’s master of subtle scares created an unsettling cinematic world that we just can’t get enough of.
  • Mad scientists – you don’t have to be a power-crazed lunatic to enjoy our crazy-haired rundown of horror cinema’s most memorable lab-dwelling maniacs.
  • And much more besides!

The third issue of Classic Monsters of the Movies is packed with nostalgia for the horror movies of yesteryear. Our world-class team of writers explore the movies you love, with analysis and insight bringing your favourite films to life once again.

This issue features Ron Whittaker’s stunning artwork from 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon, and is sure to keep you turning the pages – if you enjoyed issues #1 and #2, you’ll be right at home here.

Magazine specification:

  • 68 pages
  • Full colour throughout
  • Packed with stills, posters, articles and info
  • Printed and finished to the highest standard

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45 reviews for Classic Monsters Magazine Issue #3

  1. Dana Andra, Merseyside, UK

    Best new monster magazine in ages. Loving it!

  2. Dean Thompson, West Sussex, UK

    Lovely magazine & so well presented, truly beautiful!

  3. Raymond McBride, California, US

    Got it today, it sure looks great.

  4. Steve Jennings, California, US

    Another fantastic issue (#3) along with the two Frankenstein (Bride of, Curse of) Ultimate Guides I ordered.

  5. Dave Corvino, South Carolina, US

    I had to get online to tell you how great Issue number 3 is! The first two issues were very good, but this one is much better. The variety of subjects, the layouts, use of fonts, posters, artwork, and design is incredible. If I were to publish my own monster magazine, my intent would be for it to look like this issue. This is artistically the best magazine I have seen. Informatively, it is fantastic. I hope your future issues are done in the same style as Issue Number 3. The variety of subject matter is great. So many different articles: movies, movie makers, collector and fan interests, books, model kits and more! This issue is right down my alley! Thanks and keep up the fantastic work!

  6. Jamie Tutino, Connecticut, US

    Your magazine blows anything away we have here in the States, and I want to thank you and commend you on all the hard work and amazing products you release. Best of luck with all future releases, as you will have me as a customer for life!

  7. Kent Miller, Utah, US

    It’s fantastic cover to cover. Don’t miss an issue. Get a subscription . I did and the first three issues are all incredible!

  8. Nick Gay, Wiltshire, UK

    What a fantastic high-end magazine you’ve given us; stunning in every respect. I cannot wait to be transported back to my youth again by Issue 4. Absolutely fang-tastic! (Sorry LOL). Please keep doing what you’re doing – it’s superb! Many, many thanks.

  9. Jeffrey Rose

    The only thing wrong with Classic Monsters is the wait between issues. Your special issues do help. Fantastic!!

  10. Ed Lopez, California, US

    Issue #3 is awesome! Love the artwork, photography and stories. Looking forward already to issue #4. Props on a great magazine! Very Happy subscriber.

  11. Gary Esposito, New York, US

    One of the most beautiful magazine publications I have ever seen. Each issue gets better and better and #3 is the best one yet. Cannot wait for the next issue to see how you top yourselves.

  12. Frederick Pineau, New Hampshire, US

    I’ve been a subscriber since issue #1, and you have a great magazine! It’s among the finest quality magazines, from the stock used to print on to the contents – Totally collectable. I just purchased an annual subscription for my son, and I know that he will enjoy it every bit as much as I have – Keep up the good work!

  13. Paul Waddington, Yorkshire, UK

    I received the magazines I ordered this morning and I just wanted to write to you to say that I am really pleased with them. I haven’t read them yet, but they look absolutely fantastic and deserve to be more widely known. I have bought the two Hammer special editions and will be ordering all the Universal special edition magazines from you.

    I am looking forward to seeing where you take this, because I have been searching for this type of magazine for a very long time and have always been disappointed.

    Keep up the good work!

  14. Sean Stiff, Manitoba, Canada

    wow. just got issue 3. Every issue blows me away and far exceeds my expectations as to how amazing a magazine can be! Unbelievable.

  15. Neil Voice (verified owner)

    Issue 3 arrived in the post this morning(love the little note to the postman).Very impressed with the look and the layout with so many excellent photos for each article. I will be getting the other back issues very soon,thank you to all involved in making what i think is one of the best magazines ive seen in a while.

  16. Paul Das, Cleveland, UK

    So impressed that I am now a `New` subscriber to the Magazine and the Ultimate Guides (Extremely Lavish Brochures) are gorgeous. I am Hooked. Thanks!

  17. William Cunha, Rhode Island, US

    I am in receipt of Issue # 3! Awesome issue!! Thank you very much.

  18. Keith Pickering, Bedfordshire, UK

    Got my copy, various varied features, articles and superb pics – a great issue.

  19. Jim Judge, Buckinghamshire, UK

    Absolutely loving them!

  20. John Rose, Mississippi, US

    So I have received my order of Classic Monsters magazines, including the boxed set of Movie Guides. These are incredible. This is like the Smithsonian Magazine version of Famous Monsters Of Filmland. The quality and images are absolutely stunning, and I cannot wait for my subscription to get started proper and to receive the other items I ordered. Truly a labor of love and commitment. Thank you for these, so much.

  21. Roger Smart, Northamptonshire, UK

    Loving the magazines. Well put together and worth reading.

  22. William Cavanaugh, Pennsylvania, US

    I received the issue today. It is nothing less than beautiful!

  23. Anthony Temple, Yorkshire, UK

    Like Famous Monsters of Filmland from the 60s only 100 times better!

  24. Robert Reiner, Illinois, US

    I got issues 1, 2 and 3 today! Thank you these are great.

  25. Dan Skopp, Wisconsin, US

    I got Issues 1,2 and 3 today!! I am impressed. I love the layout and the contents of the mags. I am a 70 year old horror fan and I’m sure that “Uncle Forrie” would also be enthusiastic about the mag. Waiting for more!!!!!!

  26. Nick Gay, Wiltshire, UK

    Keep it up, your work is beyond sterling. Thanks for everything so far with CMoM – stunning work 🙂

  27. Clay Cortinas, San Jacinto, CA USA (verified owner)

    Another AMAZING issue! The Creature never looked better (even with some by now very familiar photos). My subscription begins with issue #4 and I can barely stand the wait, the time between issues is just incredibly long—BUT WORTH THE WAIT!!!

  28. Bobby Zinman (verified owner)

    10 out of 5 stars…fast shipping to Canada. Secure packaging Reminds me of the original Famous Monsters of Filmland..only better. Good job guys and gals.

  29. Bill Cavanaugh, California, US

    Your magazine is outstanding. The writing, the photos…all of it!

  30. Bobby Zinman

    Just got my issue#3…Creature From The Black Lagoon.
    What can I say?
    AAAAAAA+++, 10 stars out of 5, Like the fifties and sixties Famous Monsters of Film land that I grew up with …only better. Decent shipping to Canada, secure packaging.
    Bang on job guys and gals.

  31. Stephen Burnip, Merseyside, UK

    Just want to say what a fantastic fabulous job you guys have done on these mags very professional indeed. Keep up the fantastic work.

  32. James Clatterbaugh

    I happily now have the first four issues and all the guides. Take it from someone who always prided themselves on delivering a top-notch presentation of photos and in-depth articles over our 20 plus year run (I’m the Editor/Publisher of MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT) when I say you won’t find a better looking magazine being published today, period! I’m even envious of your use of color and the high quality paper and printing. It’s also GREAT to see the very talented Daniel Horne’s art appearing in the cover of a classic monster magazine. Daniel’s paintings were featured on the cover of eight issues of MFTV. CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES gets MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION! This publication is a perfect replacement for FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND 3.0 (now that they’re changing direction) and MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT now that we’re ceasing publication after one final issue to be published later this year. Best of luck to all involved and I look forward to many more issues!

  33. Nathan Blanchard, Minnesota, US

    Really enjoy the magazine a lot, as well as the guides.

  34. Gary Zanow, Arizona, US

    Thank you for putting out such an amazing, and unbelievably reasonably-priced yet very high quality zine.

  35. Dale Collins, England

    I purchased issues 1-4. Brilliant magazine. I enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed reading House of Hammer which I collected in the 1970s.

  36. Mark Filippini, New Jersey, US

    I love the magazine and all the guides you guys are putting out.

  37. Joseph Buttler, California, US

    Thank you for all you do. The issues I have received are great and a very enjoyable read.

  38. Stephen Burnip, Merseyside, UK

    Hi there, just want to say these mags are class, best I’ve seen in a long time. I have them next to Dez Skinn’s House of Hammer in my collection. You should have a page for folk to leave feedback and see some great comments left no doubt. Keep up the high standards as they are fantastic.

  39. Chris Adams, Kentucky, US

    I am a subscriber to Classic Monsters magazine, and I have purchased all of your special guides to date. I absolutely LOVE your publications. The pictures, artwork, and information are all unparalleled. THANK YOU for providing us classic monsters fans with such wonderful resources. Your hard work is much appreciated by “monster kids” the world over.

  40. David Corvino, South Carolina, US

    As a charter subscriber, I must tell you how happy I am with all of your publications. I buy every issue, every book you release. My collection is growing!

    I just received issue 5 and it is fantastic. I ordered three new DVDs based on the articles in it. The format, paper, clarity, writing, photographs and content are the best anywhere. Classic Monsters has no equal!

    Thanks for keeping the high quality you began with. It is the most important thing there is.

  41. Alan Granville

    I’ve subscribe to this fantastic magazine since issue 1, I have been waiting for a horror mag like this for years and now I can look forward to my issue coming through my door, it has everything you could want great photos, stills and fantastic stories, keep up the good work and may it continue for years to come.

  42. Dana Jensen

    Classic magazine! On the same level with “Famous Monsters of Filmland” which itself was one of the classic magazines. I have never seen such great quality in a fan related magazine like “Classic Monsters”! Every page on glossy paper, with many in color! The Classic Monsters are very LUCKY to have such a great publication appreciating their greatness! LOL

  43. Eckhard Schuetze, Heidelberg, Germany

    These books are AMAZING !

  44. Steven Beai, Colorado, US

    I’m absolutely thrilled to see CLASSIC MONSTERS going bi-monthly and I just can’t say enough about the quality of every single item produced, from the mags to the film books, sticker sets and beyond. Not to mention the care taken with shipping every product — and did I mention how grateful I am for the stellar customer service you provide — from the regular updates to the personal replies to inquiries.

    As a fan and collector of all things classic monsters for over 40 years, I am fortunate enough to have one of the largest collections of monster magazines dating back to the ultra-rare UK one-shot of SCREEN THRILLS, as well as complete runs of every Warren magazine (Famous Monsters, Eerie, Creepy, Vampirella, etc.), I can say with absolute authority there is nothing like CLASSIC MONSTERS OF THE MOVIES here in the States…nothing that comes remotely close.

  45. Paul Murden, Lincolnshire, UK

    You guys do a fantastic job, and my only regret is that you weren’t around when I first got into classic horror films all those years ago! Keep up the great work.

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