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John Michael Cozzoli
New York
A monsterkid with a blog. Scary.
Interests: halloween, horror movies, horror, science fiction, and fantasy books, pressbooks, mexican lobby cards
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Here's a great movie to watch on Halloween. Forget that the Wolf Man was cured earlier or that Dracula was dispatched in House of Dracula. Or even that Frankenstein's Monster got bogged down in House of Frankenstein; here they romp with mirth and madness, and contrary to the naysayer purists... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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I looted this pirate flashlight gun from eBay. Arghh! Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
John Michael Cozzoli added a favorite at lost & found vintage toys
6 days ago
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One of the best haunted house movies ever made, watch this one late at night with the lights off. At 32 pages, this pressbook is almost as impressive as the movie. Of note is the Your Radio Campaign page, which reminds us of a time before social and commercial digital... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Henry Aldrich steps into it again. That tag line, "got haunts in his pants!" wouldn't work today, I'm sure. But crazy fun, 1940's movie style. Comic book reader version: Download Henry Aldrich Haunts a House Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
John Michael Cozzoli added a favorite at lost & found vintage toys
Oct 5, 2018
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Here's the press info on the Boobs and Blood 2018 event... Fundraising For Breast Cancer Charity, 10 of Horror’s Greatest Actresses Party for a Festival Unlike Any Other! Fundraising for Breast Cancer Charity, the BOOBS & BLOOD Film Festival opens on Oct. 5th with the 1st annual, celebrity packed and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Look what the bat dragged in...I haven't binged this yet, so looking forward to it. The first season of Castle Rock, from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, will be available to own on Digital October 15, 2018. Consumers can enjoy all 10 episodes in high definition... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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What else can be said about this classic horror anthology (or portmanteau if you prefer)? A movie, it is said, that influenced Fred Hoyle's input into the Steady State Theory. Not too shabby for a horror movie. Of course, I know, you just want to be scared this Halloween. So... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here are beautiful examples of the artistic depth of illustration to be found in Mexican lobby cards. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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News Flash! Here's the press release I received. DECADES TV NETWORK PRESENTS DARK SHADOWS, A TRICK AND TREAT STARTING HALLOWEEN WEEK. BARNABAS COLLINS RETURNS IN 260 EPISODES STARTS MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 AT 12 AM ET Chicago, IL (September 25, 2018) – Relive the first gothic soap opera television series Dark... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Humphrey Bogart tackles lies, criminal activity, and a struggling newspaper in Deadline-U.S.A. At least he didn't have to deal with the effects of the Internet and 24/7 newsy views dumping. Here's the hard-hitting 16-page pressbook. Comic reader version: Download Deadline-USA Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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I posted the movie herald and now here's the pressbook for Chick Carter, Detective: son of Nick Carter, detective. Dailymotion has episodes of the movie online. Julie Gibson (who played Sherry Marvin) also appeared with the Bowery Boys and the Three Stooges. Wikipedia states she's the oldest living performer from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's the nifty movie herald for Chick Carter, Detective, a Columbia Pictures serial. He's the son of Nick Carter, detective, which MGM did a movie serial on. Sadly, no other movie company followed up with the rest of the family. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Like Freaks, Peeping Tom didn't get a good reception when first released and it pretty much killed its director's career; but time and reconsideration now rate it very highly. If you're a slasher film fan and haven't seen this movie, well then, you're not really a slasher film fan. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's the Realart re-release pressbook for The Wolf Man. Read my movie review. Comic book reader: Download The Wolf Man Realart Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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What time of the year is it, kids? That's right! It's Halloween time. These cats I found on eBay know all about it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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It's tough going out there as these movies will attest. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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A 15 episode serial from Columbia Pictures, Perils of the Wilderness was released when serials were on the wane, sadly. See this review for it at The Files of Jerry Blake. The serial format should be revived for movie theaters. I'm sure there's a variation of it that will work... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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By issue 3 of Marvel's Monster Madness, it looks like the editors realized a magazine solely comprised of funny photos was no longer enough. Monsterkids, nurtured on Famous Monsters of Filmland, were growing up: they needed more meat on those monster bones to gnaw on. In this issue, aside from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here are some nifty novelties I picked up for Halloween 2018. I found this spooky animated clock at CVS. Clocks and phones have become a staple for Halloween novelties in the past few years. This animated skull phone was on the shelf at CVS. Here's another creepy animated phone I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's another good viewing choice for Halloween. The beatnik culture vibe is so straight from the fridge, dad! Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's a perfect movie for viewing on Halloween. Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Lost in Space's (the television series) Guy Williams stars. The script was pared down to lower the budget. Unfortunately, Ray Harryhausen was not involved and the film was shot in Germany. Yes, Germany. I haven't seen this one yet, so I'll leave it at that. But the pressbook is great.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Prepare yourself for the Fear Flasher and Horror Horn! Here's a British pressbook for the movie to hook you in. For more terror, see Dr. Terror's House of Horrors pressbook. Comic reader version: Download Chamber of Horrors Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet