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Monday, January 4, 2010

Famous Monsters Of Filmland #31 - The Creeping Terror


I was going to post some Bob Hope (vs. Super-Hip!) comics but then I watched The Creeping Terror again and remembered I had this ridiculous article in FM #31 that features a synopsis that only barely resembles the film itself but does feature the original monster suit that mysteriously disappeared during pre-production. I've watched this film so many times I've memorized it. Please go here for a fun review over at 13 - Music From The Monster Movies.







Please check out the rockin' jukebox I got goin' on down there, it's the aural equivalent of getting sucked into the gaping maw of a giant monster and liking it!...

11 comments:

KW said...

It took 16 people to operate the Creeping Terror?!

prof. grewbeard said...

and two hard-boiled eggs(HONK!)...make that three hard-boiled eggs...

Shonen King said...

I love this movie!!! The first time I was aware of it was when I saw It Came from Hollywood. The MST3K version is fun too. Is it okay for be to to but up a banner of Magic Carpet Burn on my blog? Give me a shout, my e-mail is in my profile.
Roy

Karswell said...

And there's also the whole Charles Manson / Spahn Ranch connection... a doomed movie on many levels.

oeconomist.com said...

Indeed, as the Creeping Terror in the movie looked like nothing so much as a large carpet remnant, this is the 'blog for it.

I'd no idea that Famous Monsters had run an article representing this film as somehow seriously important.

prof. grewbeard said...

i could never figure out if they were desperate for material or getting paid to do so, but they covered quite a few films of debatable merit in the old days, and i'm glad they did, although the readers would usually bitch Forry out for recommending them! little did they know they were seeing future Cult Classics!...

Kars- all roads lead to the Spahn Ranch...

Mykal said...

Prof.: awesome post. I still get the pleasure rushes just seeing the pages from that mag. Oh, what we have lost with the Fangoria glossy sheen. -- Mykal

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Karswell said...

>Kars- all roads lead to the Spahn Ranch...

When I lived in the San Fernando Valley I used to take visitors to where the dirty murderin' hippy ranch used to be... it's an even dumber church now and the whole area looks nothing like the old photos and stuff.

"...you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer." Fer sure.

prof. grewbeard said...

i was 9 when Manson's face showed up on the cover of Life and it made me scared of "hippies" for awhile, this being the intended effect- now they just annoy me...

iain said...

Love the pic on Horrorwood Blvd., the Cleopatra premiere run - it's the Pantages Theatre - I live two blocks away!

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