Sunday, October 31, 2010

Z is for Zombie

No one draws a zombie like Bernie Wrightson. To celebrate Halloween, here's a selection of drawings of the walking dead by the master:

Cover for Buyer's Guide to Comic Fandom #47, November 1973.

Illustration from 1974 calendar.

Illustration from Monsters: Color the Creature, 1974.

Illustration from Monsters: Color the Creature, 1974.

Inside front cover for Creepy magazine, 1976.

Cover for Apparitions Portfolio, 1978.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Night Frights

Here's some photos of plastic monsters I got at the dollar store:

Frankenstein's Monster


The Mummy

King Kong

Curse of the Werewolf

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Arkham House

Arkham House is a publishing company started in 1939 by August Derleth and Donald Wandrei. Originally began to preserve the works of H.P. Lovecraft, the press went on to publish works by authors such as Robert E. Howard, Ray Bradbury, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Belknap Long, Robert Bloch, and Ramsey Campbell. The covers for Arkham House editions are always graphically interesting, and oftentimes really creepy. Here's a selection:

Who Fears the Devil

Who Fears the Devil
by Manly Wade Wellman, 1963. Cover art by Lee Brown Coye.

Witch House

Witch House by Evangeline Walton, 1945.

The Traveling Grave

The Traveling Grave
by L.P. Hartley, 1948.

3 Tales of Horror

3 Tales of Horror
by H.P. Lovecraft, 1967. Cover art by Lee Brown Coye.

The Doll and One Other

The Doll and One Other by Algernon Blackwood, 1946.

The Survivor and Others

The Survivor and Others by H.P. Lovecraft and August Derleth.1957.

Strange Gateways

Strange Gateways
by E. Hoffman Price, 1967.

Something Near

Something Near
by August Derleth, 1945.

Something Breathing

Something Breathing by Stanley McNail, 1965.

Skull-Face and Others

Skull-Face and Others
by Robert E. Howard, 1946. Cover art by Hannes Bok.

The Shuttered Room

The Shuttered Room and Other Pieces by H.P. Lovecraft and Divers Hands, 1959.

Poems for Midnight

Poems for Midnight by Donald Wandrei, 1964.

The Outsider and Others

The Outsider and Others by H.P. Lovecraft, 1939. Cover art by Virgil Finlay.

Not Long For This World

Not Long For This World by August Derleth, 1948.

Nine Horrors

Nine Horrors by Joseph Payne Brennan, 1958.

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft, 1964. Cover art by Lee Brown Coye.

The Mask of Cthulu

The Mask of Cthulhu by August Derleth, 1958.

Invaders From the Dark

Invaders From the Dark by Greye la Spina, 1960.

The Horror From the Hills

The Horror From the Hills
by Frank Belknap Long, 1963.


Dagon and Other Macabre Tales by H.P. Lovecraft, 1965. Cover art by Lee Brown Coye.

A Hornbook for Witches

A Hornbook for Witches by Leah Bodine Drake, 1950.

Genius Loci and Other Tales

Genus Loci and Other Tales by Clark Ashton Smith, 1948.

Dreams and Fancies

Dreams and Fancies by H.P. Lovecraft, 1962.

Demons and Dinosaurs

Demons and Dinosaurs by L. Sprague de Camp, 1970.

Tales of the Cthulu Mythos

Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos by H.P. Lovecraft and Others, 1969.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Witches Tales

Witches Tales, published by Harvey Comics, was one of the more lurid horror comics from the 1950's. Issues contained art by Bob Powell, Howard Nostrand, and Rudy Palais. Here's a selection of covers:

Witches Tales #1

Witches Tales #1, January 1951.

Witches Tales #2

Witches Tales #2, March 1951. Cover art by Al Avison.

Witches Tales #3

Witches Tales #3, May 1951. Cover art by Howard Nostrand.

Witches Tales #5

Witches Tales #5, September 1951.

Witches Tales #8

Witches Tales #8, March 1952.

Witches Tales #12

Witches Tales #12, July 1952.

Witches Tales #25

Witches Tales #25, June 1954. Cover art by Bob Powell.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday at the Movies

Here's some creepy movie posters...

The Oblong Box, 1969.

The Haunting
, 1963.

House on Haunted Hill
, 1959.

Cry of the Banshee, 1970.

Black Sabbath, 1964.