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John M. Cozzoli
New York
A horror fan with a blog. Scary.
Interests: Movies, comics, books, toys, Halloween, and all the fun stuff in popular culture.
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With a gorgeous wraparound cover and coverage on The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, television's Frankenstein: The True Story, and a slaymate of the month pinup with Caroline Munro, this issue is worth the cover price of 75 cents right there. Then there's the interview with Invasion of the Body Snatchers... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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Not a very appealing Mexican lobby card for Lucio Fulci's Young Dracula, but it is a horror-comedy so that explains the illustration. The overwhelming use of text, uneven colors, large sizing, and ill-chosen typeface, makes this lobby card so-so and haphazard in layout. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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Another low-budget movie about alien spouses that is surprisingly engaging and deeper than it appears. Comic reader version: Download Unearthly Stranger Pressbook Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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Sure, AIP produced those wonderful Roger Corman and Vincent Price horror movies. Then there's stuff like this. Comic reader version: Download White Slave Ship Pressbook Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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Read my review of this solid entry into the creepy slasher genre. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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The season of the witch is approaching. Here is a coven (or so), spotted on eBay, to charge your Halloween spirit. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Don't let the title fool you. I Married a Monster from Outer Space is an excellent science fiction horror that delivers its chills with a nice noirish overtone. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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The old cowboy movie pressbooks are usually chock full of promotion. Being a singing cowboy sure helps, too. Take that, Buzz Lightyear! I was very lucky to find this pressbook with some of the original newspaper printing mats. I'm not that familiar with these, but I'm guessing they would be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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The only science fair I ever entered was the one Sister Miriam held at St. Mary Mother of Jesus school in Brooklyn. Sister Miriam was awesome. She also didn't last long as a nun. She cared too much and was more of a social action person that simply getting to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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The Deadly China Doll pressbook is light on article information or promotional material, but it does use pictures and poster art to sell this action movie. You may remember Angela Mao from her brief appearance in Enter the Dragon. If you haven't seen her other movies, shame on you. Comic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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An enjoyable Amicus and AIP offering, even if Mystery Science Theater 3000 poked fun at it (although that was enjoyable too). Caroline Munro and Peter Cushing are always engaging, and Doug McClure may have hit a rough patch in his acting career, but he presents a solid character to deal... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Edgar Rice Burroughs enduring character has been portrayed by many actors. My favorite is Johnny Weissmuller. Gordon Scott had the most muscles, but Weissmuller had more of that I'm-living-in-the-jungle look. Lex Barker had it to a lesser degree. No one ever showed the scars and bruises endemic to tangling with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Halloween Goth and craft witchery appears once again at Michaels for Halloween 2018. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Death Race: Beyond Anarchy arrives on DVD/Blu-ray October 2nd, 2018. Here's the neatly pressed information for you speedy anarchy types. News Flash! – The stakes are higher than ever in the intense action-adventure Death Race: Beyond Anarchy, arriving Unrated and Unhinged on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD, Digital and On Demand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum arrives on DVD/Blu-ray September 18th, 2018. Here's the neatly pressed info for you for this South Korean horror. I like haunted asylum ghost stories, but found-footage, not so much. But I'll still catch it and let you know how it goes. News Flash! – The crew of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Peplum and pirates. And a beast. And Kirk Morris keeps his shirt off a lot. Interesting to note that the woman in distress here has less "coverage" than the original poster art. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Alien invader runs around while government types talk a lot. Not much happens. Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here are the 3D and 2D Mexican lobby cards for House of Wax. I saw it on the big screen when it was re-released in 1971. The moment when Charles Bronson appears to jump from a theater seat and onto the screen is one I'll always remember. “It’s one of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Lake Placid: Legacy, the 6th (!) entry in the franchise, is poised to hit home video on September 4th, 2018. Here's the neatly pressed information for you chomp-monster lovers. CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 30, 2018) – LAKE PLACID: LEGACY, the sixth installment of the wildly popular franchise, finds a team... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's a mix of it's-a-crime Mexican lobby cards to keep you on the straight and narrow. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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The movie is listed as a crime drama, and the Opio, La Droga Maldita Mexican lobby cards hint at something sinister and unsavory. Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
John M. Cozzoli added a favorite at lost & found vintage toys
Jul 30, 2018
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The ballyhoo suggested in this pressbook for The Man from Laramie goes from the typical to the...soap models. Very interesting. We lost a lot of fun marketing when the Internet made pushing a movie too easy. Comic reader version: Download Man from Laramie Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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Atmospheric and it has Barbara Steele. Comic reader version: Download The Ghost Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet
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A thrilling lobby card to be sure. Peter Cushing makes an energetic Holmes, although they should have kept the glowing paint on the hound, instead of the mask. Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at From Zombos' Closet