Scholastic Books ‘Movie Monsters’ Changed My Life

Monster Kid Memories: Hosting Our Own Monster Show There are seminal events in the life of all Monster Kids.  Seeing King Kong for the first time was one such event for me.  Another was receiving Scholastic Books Movie Monsters in my school book order. Like many monster kids of the 60s and 70s, I was enamored by … Continue reading Scholastic Books ‘Movie Monsters’ Changed My Life

Jaws Collectibles – Modern Movie Memorabilia

Jaws Collectibles We wrap our series on Jaws collectibles with a look at more recent and current movie memorabilia.  Many collectors don’t simply focus on vintage and antique, but rather on a film or character and there are many companies producing high quality merchandise from classic characters.  Jaws is no exception and the 40th Anniversary … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles – Modern Movie Memorabilia

Classic Monster Magazines

 Classic Monster Magazines Every few weeks, I will go in-depth on a classic monster magazine from my personal collection. We’ll kick this new series off with one of one my favorite comic book monsters, the Man Thing … Monsters Unleashed #5 Marvel Comics Group, April 1974 Fantastic Cover by Bob Larkin Printed on the interior of both … Continue reading Classic Monster Magazines


Collecting the Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category – Part 10 Funko ReAction Universal Monsters Collection This is the final installment in my review of the 2014 nominees for the Best Toy, Model, Collectible category of the Rondo Hatton Horror Awards and we finish with the most classic of all monsters –the Funko ReAction Universal … Continue reading FUNKO REACTION UNIVERSAL MONSTERS – RONDO AWARDS 2015 BEST TOY NOMINEE

Classic Movie Posters Gallery – Dracula’s Daughter

Classic Movie Poster Gallery

Welcome to my new series focused on collecting vintage movie posters. Film posters are one of the most interesting collectible category to me personally as they are truly works of pop art and, in many cases, better than the films themselves!

Every week, I’ll feature a classic movie poster from a vintage horror, retro science fiction or classic fantasy movie. You’ll see the most iconic posters as well as the forgotten and bizarre from throughout the history of movies.


So without further ado, I give you Dracula’s Daughter (click to image enlarge)

Dracula's Daughter RealArt One Sheet 1949
Dracula’s Daughter (Realart, R-1949). One Sheet (27″ X 41″).

Gloria Holden “Gives you that weird feeling,” as she peers out hungrily from behind the blood and bat laden title on this fabulous one sheet.  This is the one sheet for the 1949 re-release of this classic picture and it has an over-the-top pop art sensibility that appeals to the comic book fan in me.  Plus, what’s not to love about the tag line, “She gives you that Weird Feeling.”  I can just imagine the 13 year boys in 1949 seeing this poster and having all kind of weird feelings, which is pretty much the only kind of feelings 13 year olds have.

Dracula’s Daughter was released this week in 1936 and is a direct sequel to Browning’s Dracula.  The success of Bride of Frankenstein led Universal to green light this sequel and, while not as well known as other classic monster equals, is a favorite of mine.

I Found a framed giclee print  for $9.95 @ Etsy



Top Websites for Classic Monster Collectibles

Finding Classic Monster Collectibles Online: For new collectors, finding classic monster collectibles online is a smart place to start.  Not only does the internet make it easy to search for and purchase collectibles, it is also an excellent way to determine current values and prices for collectibles. Having a good sense for what specific collectibles have recently … Continue reading Top Websites for Classic Monster Collectibles

My 2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards Ballot

2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards – my annual kick-in-the-pants Monster Kids spend a lot of time reminiscing about the bygone days of childhood.  The glorious 1960s and 70s are gone but not forgotten.  The 2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards remind us that ‘classic’ doesn’t have to mean ‘vintage.’ We love our classic monsters, our retro … Continue reading My 2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards Ballot

Monster Kid Field Trips

Join Us at Our Next Monster Kid Field trip: Saturday, March 11, 2017 Collecting Classic Monsters is teaming up with our Facebook Group, the Minnesota Monster Kid Society to attend Guillermo del Toro‘s At Home with Monsters exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Date: Saturday, March 11, Time: 1:00/ 1:15. AND ON THE SAME BILL! … Continue reading Monster Kid Field Trips

Collecting King Kong: Toys & Games

Collecting King Kong Toys & Games When it comes to classic monster toys, King Kong wasn’t a tier-one classic monster property. While the “unholy quintet” of Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Wolf Man, the Creature and the Mummy win in terms of the pure quantity or toys and merchandise, Kong is certainly in the top 10 most licensed … Continue reading Collecting King Kong: Toys & Games