As the holidays have arrived and Christmas is right around the corner, Monster Movie Kid wants to offer up some humble suggestions for the monster kid in your life. I’ve recently added the following to my collection and recommend them for yours:
Unsung Horrors edited by Eric McNaugton & Darrell Buxton, forward by Joe Dante, softcover, 448 pages, approximately $70 US dollars: You might freak out a little at the price tag on this one but it is worth every penny. With full-color pages, it is jam packed with amazing content. Over 200 horror films are reviewed, including two by a very good friend of Monster Movie Kid, Mr. Jeff Owens of Boom Howdy and the Classic Horrors Club. This is expected to sell out, so get yours today! Highly recommended!
Amicus: The Friendly Face of Fear by Allan Bryce, softcover, 166 pages, approximately $30 US dollars: Everything you’d ever want to know about Amicus films. Great presentation with full-color pages. This is the author’s companion piece to the more detailed but out-of-print Amicus, The Studio That Dripped Blood. This is another great addition to your cinematic library.
Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics – The Complete Series, Volume One: 1969-1970, hardcover, 236 pages, $49.99 (but can easily be found for less): If you’re like me, you’ve never heard of these rare UK comics. These were published some six months before the original series debuted on UK television. Therefore, they don’t always stick to the Star Trek canon guidelines but are still just as entertaining. For the Trekkie in your life who thinks they have everything during this 50th anniversary year. Available from Amazon and the usual sources.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, read by Tony Todd and Anthony D.P. Mann, vinyl LP, $29.00: This amazing 30-minute audio production features horror legend Tony Todd (Candyman) as Count Dracula, in addition to the amazing talents of Anthony D.P. Mann (Horror Etc. podcast, actor and director). Available from Cadabra Records featuring liner notes from Anthony and cover art from Dylan Garrett Smith, they are taking pre-orders now and shipping in February. This will sell out, so order today! Highly recommended!
The films of the Mihmiverse, various titles from director Christopher R. Mihm, $9.99 on DVD: With 11 films to choose from, including Weresquito: Nazi Hunter (2016), you can’t go wrong with choosing any of these to add to your collection. They are the perfect homage to the films of the past that we all love. That said, why not add them all to your wish list! Go to sainteuphoria.com and consider becoming a contributor to his next film, Demon with the Atomic Brain (2017)!
The novels of Stephen D. Sullivan, various titles and prices: Are you a fan of the Mihmiverse? If so, then you should definitely check out Canoe Cops vs. The Mummy. Perhaps you want a little more Manos: The Hands of Fate (2016 Scribe award winner for Best Adapted Novel). Maybe Manos: The Talons of Fate is more your style. These and many more are available at Stephen’s website! Be sure to tell him Monster Movie Kid sent ya!
Mother of Abominations by Desmond Reddick, $2.99 on Kindle: Desmond is the mastermind behind the Dread Media podcast and is the author of several books and short stories. This is his latest effort and currently only available for your Kindle and like devices. Now, Monster Movie Kid is old school and still waiting for the print copy but if you are up with your Kindle or digital books, this has received some amazing reviews and that’s good enough for the Monster Movie Kid seal of approval.
Solitary by CW Cooke, $17.95 trade paperback: I first met writer CW Cooke in 2014 shortly after I moved to Kansas City and let me tell you, his work is amazing. Trust me when I say he’s a rising star on the verge of his big break. Grab this trade paperback and you’ll be hooked. Highly recommended!
Richard Chamberlain’s Guide to the Films of Boris Karloff, $1.99 digital download or $6.00 print-on-demand on Indy Planet: These are the Boris Karloff film reviews previously seen here on Monster Movie Kid and in the pages of The Basement Sublet of Horror Put together by Joel Sanderson, this is a great addition to your film library (if I do say so myself). While you’re at it, be sure to check out all six issues and special edition #1 from the magazine. You’ll be glad you did!
These are just a few ideas from recent purchases and friends of Monster Movie Kid! Always support your friends and local creators! Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!