I’m not sure when you were first introduced to the concept of the Werewolf. But as in fact I’ve mentioned before – I learned all about it thanks to this 1975 poster. One that at the tender age of three years old I pulled from a box of Sugar Crisp!
Images courtesy of the Classic Movie Monsters Blog.
Now I didn’t really get bit with the Werewolf bug until seeing 1941’s The Wolf Man. Starring some rather legendary actors. Like Bela Lugosi, Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, and of course Lon Chaney, Jr.
After catching that film on TV during the Late, Late Show I was hooked. While I was a Universal Monster fan from an early age. It would be not just The Wolf Man but anything Werewolf related that would demand my attention. Which is probably how I ended up watching 1981’s An American Werewolf in London at only nine years old!
Which naturally bring us around to our Retro Records offering for today. A 1974 Power Records 45 rpm entitled “The Curse of the Werewolf!”. In addition it features artwork by Mike Ploog and even Gene Colan. I should add that it at the very least looks like Gene Colan provided the artwork for the scenes involving Dracula.
Furthermore – this is a record that could only have come from the 70s! Like some of the others we have shared such as Kojak as well as Man-Thing. The story is rather dark to say the very least.
So without further ado join us on Retro Records as we listen to The Curse of the Werewolf!
[Via] Mister GrayMan
These have to be the best set of collector glasses ever produced. I would love to have them.
Produced by Anchor Hocking around 1963, it is believed there were given away as promotional items at gas stations at the time.
Back in 1964 Milton Bradley added creepy to Old Maid by releasing a set of cards featuring the Universal Monsters. The age range for the game is children 5 to 10.
Nineteen monster-themed cards are included in the set with an additional instruction card. Characters in the set include Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, a werewolf, The Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy, Dracula’s Daughter, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and a teenage werewolf. The cards measured 3-1/2″x5-6/8″. The backs all had a spider web with the word “MONSTER” written horizontally across it.
One would think the Bride of Frankenstein would be the Old Maid but she isn’t. She’s included in the set but it’s Dracula’s Daughter who is the featured star of the game There are 2 cards of each monster in the set except for the Dracula’s Daughter who has only one.
This makes a great collectible and isn’t too expensive on eBay if you can find one. If you have children it’s a great game to play with them on a Saturday afternoon in October.
Produced in 1963 by Colgate-Palmolive, Frankenstein, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, the Wolf Man and the Mummy Soaky bubble bath not only frightened children but also kept them clean.
I was lurking through the shadowy hallways of the internet last night and stumbled on this excellent photograph of Lon Chaney Jr. in his full Wolf Man outfit taking time for a quick snooze with his dog.
So…does that really mean that a Dog is a Wolf Man’s best friend?