Fandom of the Opera

Classic Monster Movies galore!

I spent my tween-age years totally obsessed with horror movies. Not the gruesome splatter flicks we have today, but the Universal classics – Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man and the Mummy. I had classic movie posters on my walls and I spent my free time alternately building Aurora classic monster models and reading every book I could find on the subject. Eventually I expanded out to the dark, rich and sexy Hammer Horror films and thanks to Dr. Shock, the mutated monster movies of the 50’s like Deadly Mantis, Tarantula and Them. This photo was taken in my bedroom back in 1976. Did the rounded edges and you can’t tell but the photo stock has texture to it. Very hip. Don’t know where that rubber hand came from but I found that awesome chunk ring at the mall and thought it was very Barnabas Collins. (So Beast with Five Fingers!) On the far right you can see two of the Aurora models I built; The Witch and (I think) The Phantom of the Opera. Behind that is a glimpse of a Dracula movie poster. On the other side is a mug with a skull head that tilts when you drink andRead More →