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Did you somehow miss this amazing sequel to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man? Who could ever forget The Wolf Man vs. Dracula, the Technicolor square-off between Bela Lugosi’s villainous vampire and Lon Chaney, Jr.’s, hirsute antihero? You don’t remember it? Of course not, because it never existed. But, it almost did!
Welcome to “An Alternate History for Classic Film Monsters,” a wonderful series of previously unpublished screenplays from the Universal Monsters era. Curated by Philip J. Riley (Count Dracula Society Award winner and inductee into the Universal Horror Hall of Fame), this collection of newly dug up scripts offers any devoted monster fan who’s “seen ‘em all” a special opportunity indeed of seeing some classic chiller movies that might have been.
Published in the same style as Riley’s earlier screenplays of the ‘30s thriller greats put out by MagicImage, these BearManor Media volumes include a »
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Whether he was calling himself Forry, Fojak, Sgt. Ack-Ack or any other of his many noms de plume, Forrest J Ackerman delighted in spinning pseudonyms. As previously noted, he transformed his wife from Matlide Porjes into Wendayne Mondele Ackerman. This ability went all the way back to his high school days, as Fja himself related…
“The earliest pseudonym I recall having created appeared in my high school newspaper. It was at the beginning of a kind of gossip column and I used the name Ion Lee Hurd. Then when the first amateur science fiction was created, The Time Travellers had two Ls. I used Allisvillette and later the same first name but the last name of Kerlay. Soon I added Weaver Wright, Spencer Strong, Jack Ermine, Jacque de Foresterman. Once upon a time I actually dreamed a pen name which upon waking I liked so much that I adopted it; it was Dr. »
- Earl Roesel
2 items from 2010
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