The sequel to Gigantes Planetarios, this is the Azteca-style lobby card for The Planet of Female Invaders (1966). The radar sticks on their heads (from the first movie) are replaced by a--well, I'll let you decide that. Love the large buttons though and trim. Very chichi.
What does it for me is the look on the female astronaut's face. And notice, she's driving. Make of it what you will, this Mexican lobby card for Planetary Giants is quite fetching. Not sure what's up with the radar sticks on the tops of those sinister evil alien heads, though.
Seller dirtyblueoveralls had this 1970s Army of the Apes coloring book (Tsubaraya Productions) up on eBay. It didn't sell. I'm very tempted to grab this one should he relist it. If I do, I will post scans of every page. Just looking at the back cover, I can tell this one's a keeper. Interesting way to hold that cigar, don't you think?
Originally titled Pajama Party in a Haunted House, this last of the beach party pictures from AIP (although there's no beach, just a pool), left AIP unhappy after wrap-up, so Boris Karloff and Susan Hart were called in to film scenes that would be added into the movie (Wikipedia). Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon didn't make it into this one, although they appear in the other six beach movies.
Here's a pressbook for Macumba, though I can't seem to find more information on this movie. It's not the Macumba Love I've posted before. I like the use of color paper and brown ink on this one. I'm a sucker for any jungle-related movie, too, so I had to have it ;) And just look at that tagline "Like the Quicksands of Life, powerful...evil...the Love Potion of Green Hell!" Say what? Nonsensical, but wild, right?
This Mexican lobby card for El Pantano Siniestro (Shark River, 1953) is a treat. The action-packed illustration frames a dynamic inset scene from the movie, and the use of green and black inks on the off-white (although there is some tanning from age) heightens the visual appeal.
An underwhelming writing exercise for The Valley of Gwangi (a storyline for the movie, not a review or analysis), but an informative article on Vampires in the Comics, takes over issue 15 of The Monster Times. By now it's obvious that TMT is stronger when discussing comic books than classic movies. While comic book articles receive more devoted attention, genre movies were given the usual let's write out the movie's story for you to read brush-offs. While I didn't much notice this when I originally read TMT, now--and of course given the Internet's glut of information, and the easy availability of movies today--it's irksome to read. Yes, it was a different take on covering the movies, but not anywhere near fun to read as the other, more lively, articles in TMT. Alfred Hitchcock is also interviewed, and Gary Brown gives love to HLP. The Roots of Evil: The Carrot That Conquered the World by Jim Winoroski, and Joe Kane's article on Blacula, shows how much more TMT could do with writing about genre movies when given a mind to.
Seller frankenkid offers this artful Horror House Paint and Pencil playset (Hasbro) from 1963. And only for $1,999.99 starting bid; you should get right on it. I dare you to bring it to one of those coloring book parties adults are doing these days. (I also added a photo from crabmonk's Cool Vintage Monster Toys collection on eBay)
According to the Weird Indexes of Eerie Publications by Mike Howlett, this volume 5, issue 5 of Horror Tales is the second volume 5, issue 5 to hit the newsstands in 1973. The first one is dated June 1973, and appears to be actually isssue 3, but was given the right volume but wrong issue number. As you get later into the issues, more and more stories from earlier issues reappear. Some wonderful artwork in this issue.