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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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In the first issue of the short run (3 issues) of Monster Mania, the first part of The Peter Cushing Story, a great on the set (House of Dracula) photo with Lon Chaney Jr. and his sons, and The Reptile snag some paper. A way too short interview with Jack... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at From Zombos' Closet
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Another George Pal movie that inspired genre-lovers everywhere. And still the most visually impressive, with its Martian spaceship and creature designs. And those sound effects! You can feel the searing heat of those death rays by just hearing them shoot forth from those serpentine, metallic stalks sweeping in all directions.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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This planetary-sized pressbook for When Worlds Collide (1951) is by special request of ZC reader, pressbook nut, and George Pal fan, Terry Michitsch. His other request, the pressbook for War of the Worlds (1953), will land tomorrow. Here's the When Worlds Collide color herald. (And whoever the bozo who made... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Another great find courtesy of pressbook (and Acquanetta) lover Tony Rivers. And what a pressbook it is for a quality B-lister: the ape's face on the color cover flips over to reveal catchy "Again!" promotion blurbs. Red text highlights throughout the pressbook entice the theater owner, while the promotion items... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Also known as Psycho-Circus. And for Circus of Horrors (1960), see the pressbook here. My favorite evil circus would be Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show, of course. Bring on the clowns. Comic book reader version: Download Circus of Fear Pressbook Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Here's a movie herald for When Worlds Collide. The movie won the Academy Award for special effects in 1951, even if George Pal had to scale back due to budget. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
John M. Cozzoli added a favorite at lost & found vintage toys
Oct 4, 2017
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Imported in the 1960s by K. Gordon Murray. An anthology movie with two stories, this Mexican lobby card is oddly compelling. You can see it on YouTube, but not in English. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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And another press release of particular interest for spookophiles...like me. DESTINATION AMERICA LINES UP TRICKS AND TREATS THROUGHOUT MONTH-LONG “GHOSTOBER” HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION This October – make that GHOSTOBER! – it’s Halloween all month long on Destination America with a celebration of all things that go bump in the night with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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From the press release I saw this morning... Fall is officially here, which means it is time for some “scary” good TV. For your readers with an appetite for anything and everything Halloween and horror-centric, we wanted to share the following spooktacular series and videos from Indigenous Media’s 60 Second... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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The last time I felt this giddy, hunting for Halloween swag, was with Spencer Gifts, when they were carrying cool stuff for Halloween. You know, before they got all weird and changed their stores some years ago, dropping the monster toys and novelties. While the Universal movies may be lacking,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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One of my guilty pleasures growing up. I was completely terrified by first Boris Karloff's Fu Manchu (The Mask of Fu Manchu), then by Christopher Lee's portrayal. Of course today it is mostly stereotypical claptrap, but a fun nonsense, nonetheless. The pulp fiction of Sax Rohmer is still unique and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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The arts and crafts stores go all out for Halloween. Here are some of A. C. Moore's offerings this year. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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CVS has some killer Halloween decorations this year. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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I have yet to see this film. Some movies just need the right moment to enjoy fully. Here's the comic reader version: Download The Wild Bunch Pressbook. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Very hard to resist these adorable boney characters. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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One astute reader's Mania Mailbag entry summed up Monster Mania's coverage pretty well: "...just the absence of corny puns in the picture captions is enough to gladden the heart of one like me who has grown up with horror movies and is sick of seeing them treated as kids stuff.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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While I was in Newton, Massachusetts, I paid a visit to Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Home Goods to check out their Halloween decorations. I was not disappointed. Here are some pictures to whet your trick or treat appetite. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Just saw this on eBay. Surprised they didn't include a more sizable backdrop: like a castle with broken battlements, you know, surrounded by a lagoon, with a nice creepy cemetery. Check out the other stand up stories playsets they listed on the enclosed sheet. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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Home Depot has their Halloween 2017 into full swing. Here's the pictorial lowdown on the cool stuff you can entertain the kids with this year. Or just yourself. They outdo themselves each year with lawn decorations and animated home novelties to spice up your parties: this year? Nice skeleton T-Rex,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet
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The Monster Times went out with a whimper when issue 48, the last issue, hit the magazine racks. Not that the Six Million Dollar Man and cyborg coverage was poor, but at only 25 pages, with 5 full page ads, it was a slim issue to go out on. The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at From Zombos' Closet