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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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This is the re-release pressbook for 1962. I'm willing to bet you never knew there was an Alfred Hitchcock Coloring Book to promote the movie! Well, only four pages, sure, but the "This is a seat in a movie theatre" page should be colored and framed. And you thought Roger... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at From Zombos' Closet
John M. Cozzoli added a favorite at lost & found vintage toys
6 hours ago
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There's something fascinating about the girls and gorillas thematic that was a Hollywood bad habit that hit its zenith in the 1940s, along with mad scientists and gorillas. Of course, the most notable is King Kong (1933), but there were many movies plotting along this theme. Here's the Mexican lobby... Continue reading
Posted 12 hours ago at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's a nice dry and dusty Western for you on a cold snowy day. Tension at Table Rock sports an eye-grabbing illustration in the poster art, daring you to blink twice. Not only is there a song tie-in to go along with the movie's action, there's also Hollywood Bread; no... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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What's old is new again. Here's the Mexican lobby card for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's the movie herald for Danger: Diabolik. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Even though Bela Lugosi appears in this small effort with the Ritz Brothers, he's nowhere to be seen on this Mexican lobby card for The Gorilla. Not even Lionel Atwill, who also appears, shows up here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Brian Lewis's cover art and John Bolton's Curse of the Werewolf highlight this issue. Comic reader version: Download House of Hammer 10 Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's the Mexican lobby card for The Devil's Rain. You can see the pressbook here. I can best sum it up by saying a lot of people melt at the end. So either fast forward or plan on spending little quality time until the end. Great poster art, though. And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Still need to watch this one. Here's the Mexican lobby card for The House in Nightmare Park. It simply pulls illustrations, albeit wonderful ones, from the poster art for the movie. You can see the pressbook here. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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If only this cheerless movie could have been a "wasn't" we'd be all the better for it. No magic, no wonder, and no fun whatsoever. Dreary sums it up. Fruitcake has more going for it. Comic reader version: Download Christmas That Almost Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Zombos Says: Very Good Director Joe Lynch and writer Matias Caruso deliver a slick and acerbic paycheck of an office-bound slaughterfest with Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Voltron) and Samara Weaving (Ash vs Evil Dead, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) hammering, nail-gunning, and power-tooling their way to the boardroom on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Treats in this issue include people-eating monsters, the demons of doom gang up on a werewolf, the Crypt of Superstition beguiles (would have been great to have seen this section continue), The Witch's Pit beckons, and Bloody Head speaks for itself. Happy Halloween! Comic reader version: Download Witches Tales V4-2 Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Dying is Contagious and Werewolf are nicely gruesome stories in this issue of Weird. Zombies, vampires, and monsters, oh my! Comic reader version: Download Weird Issue V5-6 Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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"Ugh! You look like something we used to dissect in medical school...only worse!" or "I didn't have the heart to tell the poor guy he may lose both hands. I've always wondered if I could graft on new hands and make them work...SAY...those hands in the drawer?" You decide, in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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A Gypsy band of zombies, three men in a tub wreak terror and death, a corpse jumps up and buries somebody else, and a spider woman puts the bite on some suckers. Oh, and they managed to squeeze in a witch's curse for good measure. And the first three stories... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Get hexed by the swamp witch, have A Nightmare in Blood and lose your head (exciting close up, flowing art by Antonio Reynoso), and more monstrous art in Black Light Terror to savor. Just remember to always keep a flashlight handy. Wait, do I hear Call of the Monsters? Gotta... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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With wonderful artwork from Cirilio Munoz for The Ogre From Space, and with lines like "You mustn't go, Flora! Tonight all the intelligences of the stars are favorable for contact!" and a new cover, how can you pass it up? Comic reader version: Download Weird V6-6 More to savor from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
John M. Cozzoli added a favorite at lost & found vintage toys
Oct 22, 2017
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Also known as War-Gods of the Deep (for the US release) and directed by Jacques Tourneur. Oddly enough, this was double-billed with Beach Blanket Bingo. Go figure. Comic reader version: Download City Under the Sea Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Wade into The Murder Pool and lose some weight, spend a Night of Terror by mistake, and don't take finger rings from ghouls with big eyes. Your eyes don't deceive you: Ghoul Without Pockets was printed with pages 47 and 48 out of order. So read page 48 before 47.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Eat the Flesh! Drink the Blood! gets my vote for the Creeper Keeper Award. "Hey! Get a load of that spider! It's like, HUGE!" Mike Howlett in his The Weird Indexes of Eerie Publications believes this story may be an original because he couldn't find a precursor. It would make... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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One of my favorite stories, Never Curse a Corpse, reappears in this issue. Great artwork (Cirilio Munoz), great ending. This is the last issue that "Chilling Picto-Fiction" appears on the cover. Comic reader version: Download Weird Issue V11-1 Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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In this issue of Weird you'll find shrunken heads, floating hands, annoying corpses, wicked witches, and all of it nicely delivered in bloody black and white: a perfect treat for your Halloween swag bag. Comic reader version:Download Weird Issue V4-3 Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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I've always wanted a Baby Jane doll. She would make a nice display along with Chucky and Billy the puppet from Saw. I've been hankering to grab this pressbook for some time, as I'm a huge fan of the movie. Each time it came up for auction, the price would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet