Monster Magazines…Then & Now!



Imagine, if you will, a world without the internet.  Where information on your favorite horror films and monsters was NOT right at your fingertips.  A time when seeing your favorite monster movies a second time proved more than difficult, it was nearly impossible.  Where would you go to get your fix for horror and monster news?  How would you survive?

Cue The Monster Kids of the 1950s.  Because of their insatiable appetite for all things horror related, their generation helped give birth to the MONSTER MAGAZINE…a one stop spot to get all the monster, horror and creature information you could “axe” for.  How did that inspire a subculture of horror film memorabilia collectors for generations to come?

Slap on your 3D glasses, Boys and Ghouls, as we chat with a first generation Monster Kid, travel back in time to discover the beginnings of the horror movie fan collector and learn the History of Monster Magazines on this episode of 2GuysTalkingHorror.


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Links from this Episode:

— Come Visit 2GuysTalkingHorror’s past episodes

— Wyatt Weed

— Predator

— Predator 2

— Monster Kid

— Seduction Of The Innocent

— James Warren

— Forrest J Ackerman

— Famous Monsters Of Filmland

— Shock Theater

— Joe Dante

— Aurora Monster Model Kits

— Monster trading cards

— Our Toying Around episode

— Zackerly

— American Scary

— Hammer Studios

— Svengoolie

— Joe Bob Briggs

— Shudder

— Monster Vision

— The Last Drive-In

— Ray Harryhausen

— Ray Bradbury

— Basil Gogos

— Frank Frazetta

— The Monster Times

— William K Everson

— Fangoria

— Tom Savini!home

— The House That Hammer Built

— Classic Monsters Of The Movies

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What generation Monster Kid are YOU? Share With Us!

— Are/Were YOU a fan/collector of any of the fright mags we listed?? Tell us now!

— Were there any Monster Magazines we missed?  We Want To Know!

— How do YOU ingest horror news?  Tell us now!

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Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The 2GuysTalkingHorror PodcastNicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.

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