(Video) Monsterama Episode 22 – Alien Movie Props

Alien Movie Props in The Bob Burns Collection We wrap up the Monsterama series with a monster movie that is near and dear to me.  On the heals of Star Wars, I was space crazy like most other pre-teen kids of the late 1970s.  But I had never lost my love for monster movies.  Famous … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 22 – Alien Movie Props

(Video) Monsterama Episode 21: Ape-Mania

FX Artist’s Tribute to the Planet of the Apes Brian Penikas is a talented practical effects artist best known for his design of the Creeper in Jeepers Creepers.  Like many modern make-up artists in Hollywood, Penikas fell in love with practical effects thanks to the magical work of his predecessors.  For Brian, it was John Chambers‘ brilliant … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 21: Ape-Mania

(Video) Monsterama Episode 20 – Aurora Monster Model Kits

Aurora Monster Model Kits Are Definitive Monster Kid Collectibles What can we say about the Aurora monster model kits that hasn’t been said many times before? Of all the great monster toys and merchandise available during the mid-20th Century classic monster heyday, nothing rivals the Aurora monster model kits for their impact on Monster Kids … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 20 – Aurora Monster Model Kits

(Video) Monsterama Episode 19: Basil Gogos Artwork

Basil Gogos is THE Artist for Generations of Monster Kids Like a bizarro-world Norman Rockwell, Basil Gogos artwork changed the face of classic horror.  For 25 years, Monster Kids delighted in his horrifying yet dazzling images of their ghoulish heroes on their favorite magazine covers. His film monster portrait art of Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 19: Basil Gogos Artwork

(Video) Monsterama Episode 18 – Collecting the Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Most Collectible of Classic Monsters Watch this video and see why collecting the Creature from the Black Lagoon is such a passion for classic monster collectors. The last of the great Universal Monsters to come along, the Creature from the Black Lagoon swam his way into our Monster Kid hearts in glorious 3-D in … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 18 – Collecting the Creature from the Black Lagoon

(Video) Monsterama Episode 16 – Godzilla Collectibles

The King of the Monster Collectibles Toho Studios gave us the King of the Monsters in 1954 and it’s the gift that keeps on giving.  While the monster’s character has evolved and morphed as many times as the monster suit, Godzilla remains an incredibly popular as evidenced by the commercial success of the Legendary Pictures … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 16 – Godzilla Collectibles

(Video) Monsterama Episode 17 – Don Post Calendar Masks

This Singularly Unique Promotional Item Captures the Essence of Monster Kid-dom Since it’s Halloween week, and Daylight Savings is this weekend, we’re falling forward in our Monsterama series today to stay on the subject of Don Post Studios, the legendary monster mask maker that filled our young lives with desire and lit our imaginations. This episode focuses on … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 17 – Don Post Calendar Masks

(Video) Monsterama Episode 15 – Don Post Studios

The Company the Made Monsters out of Monster Kids for Generations! As a kid, the Captain Co. ads in the back of Famous Monsters of Filmland were every bit as fascinating to me as the pictures and articles in the magazine.  Perhaps more so.  Because seeing the movies that were featured in the magazine each … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 15 – Don Post Studios

(Video) Monsterama Episode – KNB Effects Group

A Retrospective of the Talented KNB FX Studio This episode of Monsterama features a couple of guys that have become household names for modern horror fans. Greg Nicotero who is now Executive Producer and special effects guru of The Walking Dead and Robert Kurtzman who wrote From Dusk Till Dawn have combined to create the special effects and make-up … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode – KNB Effects Group

(Video) Monsterama Episode 12 – Giant Ape Movie Collectibles

See Bob Burns’ King Kong & Might Joe Young Memorabilia Anyone who has spent any time on this website knows that I am a passionate fan of King Kong.  From my formative days as a Monster Kid seeing the 1933 film for the first time, Kong has held a special place in my favorite monsters … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 12 – Giant Ape Movie Collectibles