Filmusic in the Fantasy Film kicks off this issue 17 of Castle of Frankenstein. A headitorial deriding President Nixon along with the political system points to a unique element that distances magazines like COF and The Monster Times from their more traditional competitors: political dissent. (My, how things never change.) While the monsterkids of the 1960s were content to just focus on creature features, the popculturekids of the 1970s were pretty noisy when it came to politics and authority. Luckily, more pertinent fare for horror lovers includes much needed recognition for Rondo Hatton, an interview with Robert Bloch, and the essential Frankenstein TV Movie Guide. The Noose Reel provides some tantalizing tidbits regarding Night Gallery and a section called Mad Ave and the Macabre (commercials on television that COF found interesting). I bet you didn't know that Wallace Wood storyboarded an Alka Seltzer commercial! As usual, this issue of COF is more erudition than humor and a rewarding read.