July 7, 2008

Celebrating Frankenstein

No sooner is Monster Bash 2008 wrapped up that plans for next year’s edition are announced. In June 2009, the annual vintage horror convention — witness the ad illustrated by Joe "Sorko" Schovitz — will be dedicated to our favorite monster!

Guests announced include Universal series veterans Donnie Dunagan, the son of The Son of Frankenstein (1939) who befriended the Karloff “Giant”, and Janet Ann Gallow, who charmed the Chaney Monster in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942). Also on hand, the one and only Teenage Frankenstein, Gary Conway, and Butch Patrick, the werewolf son of Herman Munster. And that’s just the Frankenstein part of a sterling guest list that includes Lagoon Creature Ricou Browning, TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno and Hammer era star Yvonne Monlaur.

Check the Monster Bash website for more info and start making plans to kick off the summer of ’08 and celebrate The Monster in Butler, Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, July is Frankenstein Month at Eccentric Cinema.

Site host Brian Lindsey has collected reviews to no less than 23 Frankenstein films, encompassing the entire Universal and Hammer catalogs, and rounded out with independent jobs that run from fun and entertaining, like Frankenstein Conquers The World and Lady Frankenstein, to the downright excruciating, like Frankenstein Island and Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks. All reviews are lively, informative, and accompanied by a short introductory sound clip.

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