Classic Monsters Magazine Issue #9

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Classic Monsters of the Movies issue 9 is the latest edition of the classic horror movie magazine that the world adores. Within its sumptuous, full-colour pages your senses will be monstrously assaulted in the best possible way by fantastically restored stills and posters, an ultra-modern yet classic design that delivers the best of the nostalgic titles of your youth, and the very best in classic horror film journalism.

What’s inside? As Daniel Horne’s glorious portrait in oils suggests, the featured article is a fresh look at Charles Laughton’s evergreen performance of Quasimodo in RKO’s 1939 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. If you’re among the multitude of fans who love this cinematic version of Victor Hugo’s tale, this article will reignite your passion for the movie.

Of course, there’s plenty more fabulousness where that came from, including a rollercoaster run-down of all that’s awesome in classic horror film animation – skeletons, snakes and giant apes, to name but a few! We take a look at the traditional artistry of both Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen, and discover why modern high-tech CGI is no match for stop-frame splendour.

With the concluding part of our foray into the world of Hollywood golden age vampires, an in-depth biography of Hammer legend Peter Cushing, and much much more besides, issue 9 of Classic Monsters of the Movies will keep you entertained throughout the dark winter nights.

Issue 9 includes:

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame – take sanctuary in our exploration of the RKO 1939 classic and Charles Laughton’s affecting, timeless performance. The film still stands up remarkably well today, and is beloved the world over by fans of horror movies and literature alike.
  • Stop-Frame Fantasy Frights – pioneers such as Willis O’Brien and Ray Harryhausen brought the impossible to life in a new branch of special effects, with the animated antics of King Kong and Mighty Joe Young breathing life into some of classic monster cinema’s most revered characters.
  • Vampires are Universal, Part 2 – stakes at the ready as we continue our look at the beastly bloodsuckers of Hollywood yore. Picking up where we left off in issue 8, we delve into the delights of Dracula’s Daughter, Son of Dracula and The Return of the Vampire, just for starters.
  • Peter Cushing – our biography super trouper turns its reverent rays on one of British gothic horror cinema’s best-loved stars. We take a look at the life and career of this undoubted national treasure and superlative character actor.
  • Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte – we pay tribute to Robert Aldrich’s monochrome masterpiece of horror and suspense, as we dare to knock on the door of the Hollis house. With spectacular performances from Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead and Cecil Kellaway, this is 60s psychological horror at its finest.
  • Isle of the Dead – join us as we visit the island of death and pestilence in search of a vorvolaka. You can cut Val Lewton’s atmosphere with a surgical scalpel, thanks in part to Boris Karloff’s wonderfully anguished realisation of General Pherides – not for the faint-hearted or claustrophobic…
  • Johnny Eck – he gave a star turn as the Half-Boy in controversial 1932 classic Freaks, but there was so much more to the life of this skilled, charismatic performer.
  • And so much more besides!

Issue 9 of Classic Monsters of the Movies is packed to the gunwales with the kind of magic you used to love as a monster kid of the 60s or 70s. With stunning articles and features from the leading lights in the world of horror magazine publishing, it allows our love of yesteryear’s horror film treasures to shine bright. You’ll soon discover why CMotM is fast becoming the world’s favourite monster movie magazine.

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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10 reviews for Classic Monsters Magazine Issue #9

  1. Paul Bacchus

    The Charles Laughton cover of Classic Monsters issue#9 is exquisite, excellent detail.

  2. Jeffrey Rose, Minnesota, USA

    Just to let you know Irma, I appreciate everything you do and all the wonderful mags that are printed from Classic Monsters. So many things you publish are things that I wanted my whole life. I always was saying “why doesn’t anyone put stuff out like this”. Here you are doing exactly as I’ve wanted for so many years. I have bought EVERY magazine title you have published and all the ones that are pre-ordered. Plus all the art prints, postcards and even some binders. I’m not your oldest fan (I will be 65 in three weeks) but I have been a fan of these films since 1958. Keep up the great work!! You have made this person very, very happy.

  3. 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.

  4. Paul Yoxall, Merseyside, UK

    Great item – outstanding as usual.

  5. John Temperley, County Durham, UK

    As a nearly 70 year old I thought it was time that I dropped you a line to thank you for marvellous publications. I’ve been collecting monster magazines since 1960 when I used to buy Famous Monsters of Filmland. And it went on, and on over the years until my attic is full. But the point is that you publication outshines them all. The Bela Lugosi issue came today and it is beautiful. All the magazines have incredibly clear pictures the like of which I have never seen before in any publication. It’s been a great idea to dedicate one magazine to one paticular film. Whoever came up with this idea needs a gold star. Anyway keep up the good work.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. Eckhard Schuetze, Heidelberg, Germany

    These books are AMAZING !

  9. 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.

  10. 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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