Following the example of Day of the Woman , I’ve decided to drum up some featured items for this blog and ask you what kinds of things you w...

Monsterland Features Served up Hot and Fresh

Following the example of Day of the Woman, I’ve decided to drum up some featured items for this blog and ask you what kinds of things you would like to see on Monsterland. Below are some of the cafeteria style offerings I’m planning on dishing out, but I’m always open to suggestions. Leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail at jeanlaredo@yahoo.com

Monster of the Month: Whether they’re zombies, wasp women, singing vegetables, or the slasher next door, these are the monsters that give us nightmares or a good laugh. This monthly feature will spotlight a chosen monster’s filmic or literary origins.





Attack of the Leading Ladies: What’s a monster without a few women to terrorize? Leading Ladies will focus on the on-screen careers of women in horror, even if they’re just damsels in distress or monsters themselves.





If Chins Could Kill: From Vincent Price to Bruce Campbell these are the leading men that either create the monster or try to save humanity from its wrath, winning our hearts in the process.






Director’s Dungeon: We’re bringing the skeletons out of the closet and exploring directors’ histories in relation to the nightmares they create. Ever wondered why Freaks ended Todd Browning’s career or how The Brood reflects Croneberg’s personal life? You’ll find the answers here.

3 comments:

  1. Monsterscholar,

    These are all good ideas for regular features. If I had to narrow it down, I'd say my faves are Monster of the Month and Director's Dungeon.

    I'm guessing you've already read it, but David J. Skal's book The Monster Show has a lot of info on Browning's history. If you've never read it, check it out...if you have, what did you think of it?

    Keep up the great work on your blog...and have a great week! take care!

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  2. I think they are all great ideas, but I would love to read Director's Dungeon.

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  3. I loved Skal's Monster Show. I think my favorite chapter was on the horrors of birth with the rise of birth control in the 70s (i.e. Rosemary's Baby and It's Alive!). I enjoy how he links major cultural events to trends in horror and it gave me some major insight into Todd Browning's obsessions and fears. Good stuff, anyone who hasn't read it should IMMEDIATELY.

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