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Continued from Part 2 AIP, a force to be reckoned with After the success of 'I Was A Teenage Werewolf', AIP was on a roll. Monsters, Juvenile Delinquents, and 'Rock ‘N’ Roll' was the New trend. With pictures like 'Dragstrip Girl', 'The Amazing Colossal Man', 'The Cool and The Crazy', and 'Rock All Night' to name a few, they had found...
Continued from Part 1 It’s 1957 and Samuel Z. Arkoff and James H. Nicholson are off and running with their new studio American International Pictures and the success with their low budget horror, sci-fi and westerns, often directed by young filmmaker Roger Corman, are keeping them in the game; but a new film would insure their future as moguls. 'I...
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Here in Southern California, it’s getting darker earlier, leaves are falling, and sunsets are prettier, because half the state is on fire, and you know what that means? It must be fall and Halloween is right around the corner! Halloween as a child was the one time us kids could run around the neighborhood unsupervised and raise some hell. I...
In 1954 Lawyer Samuel Z. Arkoff met with filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr. who was in dire need of funds to complete his picture 'Bride of The Atom'. Arkoff would cough up money to struggling Indie filmmakers in exchange for the rights to their films. These deals worked out financially well for Arkoff but not the filmmakers. As always...
The # 1 paper enemy is acid. Unless your paper is made from cotton rag – which is very rare due to its high cost, most of the paper that your posters are printed on are made from wood pulp. Mechanical pulping produces paper with the shortest fiber length and does not remove lignin from the wood which promotes acid...
"Berni Wrightson". Just seeing his signature on a comic book cover would thrill me with excitement!! Berni Wrightson: Master of The Macabre. My first comic books I got, when I was 4 or 5 in the early 70s, were of the horror variety:  'House Of Mystery', 'House of Secrets', 'The Unknown Soldier', 'Hekyll & Jekyll', and 'Mad'. I was an odd...
It all started in the 50's In the late 60s certain theaters in New York started showing Todd Browning’s 'Freaks'. This 1932 MGM picture made under the reign of Irving Thalberg and banned for its surprising use of real circus freaks was, in the 60s, being re-discovered by a different kind of freak, 'The Hippie'. With the success of this...
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Gems from Silent Cinema

I'll admit that the very early films of the silent era are for the most part only interesting if you're a film buff. They basically filmed stage melodramas or interesting curios like Georges Méliès Trip To The Moon. Silent pictures really didn't become truly entertaining until the end of that era, in fact, I would say 1927 would be...