Classic Monsters Magazine Issue #8

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Classic Monsters of the Movies issue 8 is the classic horror movie magazine you’ve been waiting for. The full-colour pages of this high-quality glossy publication are packed with crystal-clear stills and posters, as well as compelling articles exploring the world of horror movie history in the playful yet reverential style that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whether you’re an original monster kid, or a new recruit to the world of classic horror movie magazines, you’re sure to enjoy what Classic Monsters of the Movies magazine has to offer. This issue ranges from well-known movies such as Universal’s 1931 Frankenstein, to Barbara Shelley’s performances in the world of Hammer Horror and legendary 1972 movie The Abominable Dr Phibes.

Everything is wrapped up in a stunning high-gloss cover, with breathtaking artwork by Daniel R Horne. No fan of horror film magazines should be without a copy, and monster kids of a certain age will be immediately transported back in time to those halcyon days of their monster-collecting youth.

Issue 8 includes:

  • Frankenstein – the 1931 Universal classic has been discussed countless times, and its contribution to horror culture is immeasurable, and has informed the conception of the Monster in the popular consciousness. We explore the powerful impact of the film on early 1930s audiences and its relevance today, as well as Boris Karloff’s timeless performance.
  • Anatomy of a Monster – when Mary Shelley devised the story of Frankenstein, she gave generations of filmmakers, artists and writers one of the most compelling characters of all time. This special feature to back up our cover story examines the various incarnations of her immortal creature.
  • Vampires in Film – new contributor Bruce G Hallenbeck takes a definitive look at vampire cinema from the silents right up to the 1940s, and examines the evolution of the bloodsucking fiends that seduce us time and time again.
  • Barbara Shelley – Hammer Glamour was never more dignified than in the hands of this cool, calm and collected heroine. Our in-depth biography delves deep into her extraordinary career and legacy.
  • The Abominable Dr Phibes – it’s kitsch, it’s camp and outrageous in its Art Deco extravagance. Pushing the boundaries of humour and horror in equal measure, Vincent Price’s luscious performance of absurd revenge comes under the microscope.
  • Ed Wood – Tim Burton’s 1994 biopic has long been revered by both critics and fans alike. Telling the story of one of Hollywood’s most lovably notorious filmmakers, it features top-notch performances from an all-star cast. Here, we look at what makes this retelling of history so irresistible.
  • And so much more too!

Issue #8 of Classic Monsters of the Movies is packed to bursting with the kinds of articles, stills and artwork that will awaken nostalgia in any monster kid. With the passion of the classic horror movie magazines of yore, but with the sophisticated production values, design and journalism we’ve become renowned for, CMotM is fast becoming the world’s favourite horror film mag.

Daniel Horne’s beautifully moody portrait of Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster is the perfect wrapping for such a diverse collection of ghoulish goodies.

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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18 reviews for Classic Monsters Magazine Issue #8

  1. Mike Kenny

    As I savor every excellent page of Issue #8, it’s time for me to resubscribe!

  2. Val Denham

    This mag just keeps getting better and better! EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Craig Bonne, New York, USA

    I received my newest copy of classic monsters the other day with a set of postcards they are beautiful thank you for them. It being the final issue on my subscription I immediately re subscribed. Your magazine is absolutely the greatest thing since FMoF. It’s like being transported back to 1972 sitting in my treehouse with my copy of Denis Giffords history of horror and the latest issue of FMoF. Thank you for putting out such an amazing magazine. Every time a new issue comes in the mail I’m 12 years old again.

  4. Matthew Hughes, Ohio, US

    It arrived today. The cover is impressive as always. Thanks.

  5. Sheri Brennan, Ontario, Canada

    I received issue #8. It’s fantastic. I have already subscribed for another year. Issue #9 looks amazing 🙂 Thank You.

  6. Jamie Tutino, Connecticut, US

    Love the recent issues I have received. Your magazine is the absolute best #1 source for the monster movies I love and cherish!

  7. Tom Johnston, Oregon, US

    I think this is one of the best magazines produced today From the great layout and pictures to the insightful articles. It comes through that the various authors really love the subjects they write about yet they do acknowledge the flaws many of these films have. Most of all, they have made me revisit films I passed by in the past. The recent piece on “The Alligator People” is a prime example.

  8. Thomas Smith, Illinois, US

    The issues look GREAT!!

  9. Craig Bonne, New York, US

    Your magazine is the most beautiful one printed today. Thanks. A fan for life.

  10. Anthony Rubbo, Georgia, US

    I finally had time this weekend to read several of the guidebooks, and they are a treasure chest of info and painstaking research – I love them!!!
    Well-designed, great paper stock that holds up to continuous readings, illuminating bios on every actor, crisp photos, fun fact files, etc. – a wealth of new + old reminder info to be treasured forever.
    Commend everyone for these gorgeous tomes. Really…

  11. Jeff Holt, Middlesex, UK

    Fast delivery and loved the note to the postman!

  12. Adrian Clements, Dorset, UK

    Excellent magazine as usual. Many thanks.

  13. Hugh Blair, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Your wonderful Classic Monsters collection is great and brings back many memories for me(I’m 64) I remember staying in the cinema all day watching the Hammer films when they showed them as a double and at one time a triple bill(Those were the days) There was one cinema that showed all the universal Frankenstein films all week then followed the next week with the Dracula films, Wolfman, and the Mummy films. Thanks to Blu Ray I can see almost all of these great films in their glory, And thanks to you all for bringing out this wonderful collection I now know everything about these films. I hope you will continue to add more films to your collection(I hope to get them all,if I can) My greatest actors are Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, Boris Karloff(William Henry Pratt), Peter Wilton Cushing, Vincent Leonard Price, Jr., John Christopher Depp II(Johnny Depp), Donald Pleasence, and the great Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko, better known as- Bela Lugosi.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. Eckhard Schuetze, Heidelberg, Germany

    These books are AMAZING !

  17. 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.

  18. 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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