Monday, October 20, 2014

Secrets '71

43 years ago this month, the October 1971 issue of Secrets (Vol. LXX, #5) hit stands with another batch of wonderfully lurid, titanically trashy tales of sex, sin, and all the wild 'n wanton debauchery you could ever hope to handle. To be honest, you really don't even have to read the stories, as the titles and photos alone are enough to get a serious amount of crazy, cheap-thrill fulfillment. The back pages are full of titillating ads as well... maybe we'll take a peek at some in the next post!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bunte Trick or Treat Bag

Found this clear plastic Bunte halloween candy bag at an antique shop in haunted Alton, IL yesterday for $2... excellent colors, and fun witch illustration and lettering. Not sure how old it is but a quick google shows that Bunte was still functioning as a candy maker until being purchased by the American Candy Co. in 1990. Anyone familiar with their sugary holiday treats?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Monster Ads

For my fellow ghoul brothers and sisters, a handful of silly "Monster Ads" from the November 1975 issue of Madhouse #100. Girl gorillas are monsters, right?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Count Dracula Puppet and Bats in the Belfry + Monster Jokes!

A couple more highlights from "Happy Halloween! Things to Make and Do" (see our last post as well.) Now you too can turn your creepy castle into a blood drenched tomb of vampiric terror! This really is a fun little book with cute art, and includes many more spooky things you and your friends can make too: masks, treat bags, cookies, games, etc. --if only the cornball jokes were better!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Dancing Skeletons and Creepy-Crawly Hands!

Here are a couple of fun projects you can make this Halloween! I mean, seriously-- what party is complete without dancing skeletons and hands creeping and crawling all over you? I'll have a few more from this book in our next post too, along with some silly monster jokes. From "Happy Halloween! Things to Make and Do" (1981 / Troll Associates) written by Robyn Supraner and illustrations by Renzo Barto.

Friday, October 10, 2014

How to Ward Off Vampires

Just when you thought you knew all the ways to slay or waylay a vampire-- from the November 1974 issue of Dracula Lives! #9 -- and hey, wanna see a sexy, full-length Frank Robbins vampire classic from this issue? Try clicking HERE! to be transported via leathery wings to my other blog...

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

TERROR BLU: Il Figlio Delle Stelle

***ADULTS ONLY!!!*** Why are women found everywhere spread eagle, and gazing trance-like towards the sky? ANSWER: An alien race has begun impregnating them from above via space beam, --and good lord *choke!* the results are much more horrific than the white haired, glowing eyed children from Village of the Damned! Il Figlio Delle Stelle (Children of the Stars?) comes from the pages of the infamous Terror Blu fumetti series published in Italy in the 70's. I'm not learned enough with the language to figure out who the artist is here, but I've narrowed down the 100+ page story to just 20 scans of coherent "highlights", --which, combined with my own guesswork synopsis should make it fairly easy for you to look at the pictures and follow along with just the nauseating action alone, (if you can't read it either.) In between these pages is a bit more murder, masked rape, and other assorted repulsive shenanigans, but you're not really missing much... if anyone has additional info or insight on this story, please comment-- thanks!