August 31, 2008

The Covers of Frankenstein: Famous Monsters of Filmland No. 39

A scorching, in-your-face cover by Vic Prezio for Famous Monsters of Filmland, June 1966. The solid, eyeball-burning red-orange background must have lept off the stands.

That’s Koji Furuhata as Toho’s Furakenshutain in Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965), a film FMoF presented as “the picture millions have been holding their breath for!”

More covers by Vic Prezio in these related posts:
The Monster Lives!
Monster World No. 2


Anonymous said...

Which actors do you most closely associate with the Frankenstein mythos? Karloff must surely be first (for obvious reasons there are more postings about him on your site than any other actor), but who would be next? Cushing? Lee? Glenn Strange? Lugosi?

Flickhead said...

If my memory serves me well, that issue of FM also featured an article on Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster!

Pierre Fournier said...

Yes! And that's not all. The issue also carried Willis O'Brien's sketches for his giant Frankenstein meets King Kong project.

Pierre Fournier said...

Anonymous: Karloff, of course, is the icon. The next actor, for me, is Peter Cushing who did not simply repeat his character but honed the part to perfection through several films.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I agree that Cushing was the man.