If youve been to Monster Bash, Fright Vision or Cinema Wasteland, chances are you seen the The Monster Clubs free monster movie fanzine Monster News. Each issue is chock full of tasty tidbits: interviews with horror movie stars and the people who make them, horror movie convention listings, articles on monster culture, contests, and more.
The folks at the Monster Club clearly love classic horror films. The Monster Clubs Cheryl Duran, in addition to editing The Monster News and serving as the Web mistress of the Clubs Web site, has just recently published The MonsterClub.com Guide to Horror, a beginners guide to monster culture.
Duran has compiled a wonderful collection for the horror neophyte. The Guide serves as a brief introduction to a variety of horror-related movies and memorabilia, including:
- monster toys
- comics and magazines
- movie posters
- radio shows
- movie hosts
- special effects artists
- movie stars
- television shows
- Durans top 100 movies
- anthology movies
The Guide also features a preface written by the the Black Lagoons Gillman himself, Ben Chapman. Durans top 100 films include a wide-range of styles and eras, from the 1930s black and white Universal classics, 50s drive-in movies, parodies such as Repossessed, and 90s cgi-fests like Jurassic Park.
Duran clearly knows her stuff, and delights in being able to share her love of monster movies with a new generation of fans. While $12.95 seems a bit hefty for a ninety-six-page introductory guide to horror, for those who are just beginning their foray into the world of monster culture, The MonsterClub.com Guide to Horror is just the ticket!