Behind The Scenes Photo from the Horror Classic “House” (1986)

A heap of thanks to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for this wonderful photo of make-up effects legend, Shannon Shea (House, Predator, Monster Squad, Alien Nation…He has a long list of credits), working on Big Ben (Voiced by Richard Moll when he shows up in skeletal form and played by Curt Wilmont.) on the set of Steve Miner’s 1986 cult classic House.

Quint was also kind enough to point the way to Shannon’s own blog site, First Person Monster Blog! Make sure to jump over to that link because there is a ton of interesting stories to be read and some great photos to boot. Like the pic below, the prop novels from William Katt’s character, Roger Cobb that Shannon still owns to this day!

Thanks to ShockCinemaify for uploading this home video trailer on YouTube!

Behind The Scenes: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)

I can still remember the evening that I caught Philip Kaufman’s remake of the 1956 classic at the 62 Drive-In. Six years old might have been a might young to catch this terrifying Sci-Fi film but it gave me my introduction to the talents of Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Brooke Adams, and Veronica Cartwright. Of course I already knew of Leonard Nimoy thanks to the daily Star Trek reruns on our rabbit eared television.

A huge thanks as always to Quint at Ain’t It Cool News for sharing this wonderful photo from Pat Barnett, which I think should be entitled Seth Brundle meets Mr. Spock. Philip Kaufman is on the far right of the photo.

[Via] Johnnie Young’s YouTube Channel

Behind The Scenes: Our Man In Havana (1959)

As always a huge thanks to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for sharing these fantastic behind the scenes photos. This photo today made me do a double take, it’s Maureen O’Hara and Sir Alec Guinness…with Fidel Castro!

Quint says: “I know what day it is, but I swear this is not a photoshopped gag picture. While Sir Alec Guinness, Maureen O’Hara and Fidel Castro aren’t exactly the most likely trio, this is a legit picture.

Guinness and O’Hara co-starred in a nifty common-man-in-over-his-head espionage flick called Our Man In Havana, directed by The Third Man’s Carol Reed. This 1959 movie is a bit obscure, but if you dig it up I think you’ll like it. It’s about a British man living and working in Cuba who is asked by the British government to recruit locals to be spies. It’s light, but fluff and things go from bad to worse as this vacuum seller gets caught up in a big lie that puts him and his family in very real danger.

One of the interesting things about the film is that they went on location in Cuba to shoot it, so there’s a very authentic feel to it that you don’t get from many films of this time period. Cue this photo, which was taken during filming as Fidel Castro dropped by for a visit.”

I have not had the pleasure of seeing this film myself but I did find the trailer for it on YouTube and it looks incredibly good.

[Via] Rolko52