Archive for May, 2008

Happy Birthday Monster Legends!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on 26 May, 2008 by Cavan

So why start a new blog like this today. Well, as pointed out over at the wonderful¬†The Horrors Of It All¬†blog (an essential visit for anyone who loves horror comics) today is the birthday of Baron Frankenstein himself, Peter Cushing. Cushing is obviously a legend and my favourite incarnation of the monster maker – even if, of course, the least like Mary Shelley’s own characterisation .

What’s more tomorrow is the birthday of two other masters of the macabre, Christopher Lee and Vincent Price. It’s also my wedding anniversary but I promise you that wasn’t the reason that we chose the date. Honest. (It really isn’t. My long-suffering wife would kill me to suggest otherwise. The date was actually chosen not to clash with the League One play-off finals but that’s another story).

Anyway, I only wish they still made Walls Dracula lollies as I would be sucking on one tomorrow to celebrate these three giants of monster moviedom. So Mr Lee, I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow and Messrs Cushing and Price, I hope that wherever you are, you’re raising a glass together in celebration. Happy Birthday from Monster Madness.


I heart monsters

Posted in Uncategorized on 26 May, 2008 by Cavan

What’s that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? I certainly hope so…

You see, I love monsters. Always have. Whether it’s the vile spawn of Frankenstein, Doctor Who’s arch-enemy the Daleks or the living dead (both the shambling zombies of old or the run-like-the-clappers speedy variety of the 21st Century), I’m like a big kid whenever they’re on my screen, in the pages of my book or being doodled in my notebook during a particular boring meeting.

So that’s what’s this blogs about – a random collection of all this monstrous, so if you heart monsters as much as I do you’ve found a fiendish friend in me.