Lon Chaney as The Wolf Man (1941)

Mar 29, 17 Lon Chaney as The Wolf Man (1941)

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The Brain Thief (Frankenstein, 1931)

Mar 29, 17 The Brain Thief (Frankenstein, 1931)

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The key moment in the Universal Frankenstein franchise is when poor Fritz unknowingly dropped the normal brain and instead took the abnormal brain (“Abbie Normal” sez Eye-Gore in “Young Frankenstein”) which was used for the monster. This diorama from the amazing folks at Resin Crypt effectively captures this...

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The Bride and Groom (1935)

Mar 29, 17 The Bride and Groom (1935)

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The Bride & Groom is from the kind folks at KitKong Model Mansion. The Groom wants the affections of his Bride and she recoils in fear at the thought. Since the Bride was made she was not exposed to sunlight so she has a light skin tone. For the monster, his undercoat is flesh with the Frankenflesh color layered over leaving...

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

Oct 19, 16 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

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The ice cave set in the Universal Studios’ film, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, does work in the film. The chipping away of the ice is still fun to watch. For this film most remember the smack-down fight at the end of the movie (or maybe the “wine song”) and not this remarkable ice cave sequence. As a lover of...

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Quarter-Scale Karloff Mummy (1932)

Sep 26, 16 Quarter-Scale Karloff Mummy (1932)

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At the 2016 Monsterpalooza show one dealer had this quarter scale Karloff mummy kit that was quite remarkable in its size. The dealer said he only made three copies and this is one of those. The back of the torso had a large seam that needed correcting (I got most of it) otherwise it was a flawless casting. After washing the pieces...

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