What are you doing from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th October? Well, whatever it is – cancel it now and book your tickets for the UK’s biggest genre movie event of the year – the Bram Stoker International Film Festival! Not only will there be a spooktastic amount of brand new horror movies from around the globe, including many world, UK and European premieres, there is something extra special for Space Monsters readers and lovers of classic horror, sci-fi and monster movies! Sultan’s Sci-Fi Suite is a completely separate screening room showing an amazing collection of B-Movies over the four day festival taking place at the Spa Pavilion in Whitby!
These are just some of the classic movies being shown on the main screen and in Sultan’s Sci-Fi Suite during the event:
- Strange Invaders (1983)
- Them! (1954)
- Earth Vs The Flying Saucers (1956)
- Robot Monster (1953)
- Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957)
- Forbidden Planet (1956)
- It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)
- Invaders From Mars (1953)
- The Abominable Snowman (1957)
- Vampire Circus (1972)
- Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
- They Live (1988)
- The Asphyx (1973)
- Empire of the Ants (1977)
- Planet of the Vampires (1966)
- The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
- The Crawling Eye (1958)
- Dracula (1979)
- The Brides of Dracula (1960)
- The Monster Squad (1987)
Not only that but Space Monsters magazine will be there to join in the fun and you’ll be able to buy copies of issue one and two throughout the festival – so don’t delay – buy your tickets today!
Don’t forget, you can also order the BRAND NEW issue of Space Monsters magazine right now from Hemlock Books and the Classic Horror Campaign website. Issue 2 is a “space vampires” special and features columns by journalist and artist Billy Chainsaw and the UK’s Mistress of Horror Emily Booth! You will also find reviews, articles and exclusive artwork on Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce, It! The Terror From Beyond Space, Ultraman, Queen of Blood, Not of This Earth, Horror of the Blood Monsters, Astro-Zombies, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Planet of the Vampires and much more!
Horror and sci-fi fans will be over the moon at the news that everyone’s favourite fantasy female, Emily Booth, is joining the crew of Space Monsters magazine as our new regular columnist! Emily Booth’s B-Movie Boutique sees the UK’s Mistress of Horror reviewing some classic sci-fi monster movies beginning in issue two with It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) which also happens to be screening at this year’s Bram Stoker International Film Festival in October.
Emily‘s horror credentials are second-to-none with roles in Cradle of Fear (2001), Evil Aliens (2005), Grindhouse (2007), Doghouse (2009) and Inbred (2011). She is also the face of the Horror Channel UK, co-hosted the Frighten Brighton Classic Horror Film Festival 2012, is an avid supporter of the Classic Horror Campaign and is appearing as a guest at the British Horror and Hammer Day in London on Saturday November 9th alongside Caroline Munro, Barbara Shelley, Kate O’Mara, Martine Beswick, David Warner, Norman J. Warren and many more classic horror stars and directors.
Issue two of Space Monsters magazine is available to pre-order from the Classic Horror Campaign website and Hemlock Books along with the few remaining copies of issue one! Issue two is a “space vampires” special featuring Tobe Hooper’s Lifeforce (1985), Mario Bava’s Planet of the Vampires (1965), The Astro-Zombies (1968), The Thing From Another World (1951), Ultraman, the B-movies of Christopher R. Mihm and much, much more from the worlds of classic sci-fi, horror and fantasy!
More exciting news from the Bram Stoker International Film Festival! Many of the crazy 1950’s-style B-movies of Christopher R. Mihm will be screening during the festival in Sultan’s Sci-Fi Suite alongside a veritable cacophony of vintage creature features! Mihm’s award-winning monster movies have achieved a cult following over the years and mimic the style and content of those classic fifties fear flicks we all know and love! The majority of these films have never been screened in the UK so make sure you don’t miss out on these unique and exclusive movie screenings!
The festival takes place in the spooky town of Whitby, North Yorkshire (the home of Dracula!) from Thursday 24th October until Sunday 27th October and tickets are now on sale from the Bram Stoker Film Festival website.
For an exclusive interview with Christopher R. Mihm and a closer look at his brilliant B-movies make sure you grab a copy of Space Monsters issue 2 which is on sale soon and will also be available at the Bram Stoker Film Festival along with the remaining copies of Space Monsters issue 1!
Space Monsters magazine would like to wish Barbara Bain a very happy 82nd birthday today! Barbara will always be our favourite Space Babe for her wonderful portrayal of blonde beauty Doctor Helena Russell on the classic Gerry Anderson television show Space:1999. Born September 13th 1931, Barbara had a successful career as a model before turning to acting where she achieved fame (and three Emmy Awards) for her performance as agent Cinnamon Carter in the hit spy series Mission: Impossible opposite her husband Martin Landau. The pair left the series at the height of its success and went on to co-star in Space:1999 which ran from 1975 – 1977 and was a smash-hit around the world. Bain has continued to have a successful career both on stage and screen and has also appeared at Space:1999 conventions over the years.
You can read much more about Space: 1999 in issue one of Space Monsters magazine which is on sale from various outlets across the UK and the United States or you can order direct from the publishers courtesy of the Classic Horror Campaign website.
Here at Space Monsters magazine we can barely contain our excitement at the news we’ve just received from those super space cadets at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Not only are they screening a whole graveyard full of UK and world premieres of the latest horror films from around the globe but festival life president Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki has created Sultan’s Sci-Fi Suite, a room devoted entirely to classic sci-fi, monster and B-movies! Some of our favourite crazy creature features will be screening during the festival which takes place from Thursday October 24th – Sunday October 27th including the hilariously “so bad it’s good” cheese-fest Robot Monster!
Robot Monster (1953) tells a terrifying tale of an invasion of Earth by a space gorilla in a diving helmet who menaces the planet’s surviving inhabitants with his trusty bubble machine! Directed by 25 year old Phil Tucker and made on a budget of just $16,000 the film actually took an impressive $1000,000 at the box office although it has the reputation of being one of the worst films ever made – but that’s just the way we love ’em!
As well as Robot Monster, the Bram Stoker International Film Festival will also be showing Them! (1954), Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956), Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957), Forbidden Planet (1956), It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), Quatermass and the Pit (1967) and many more sci-fi classics! Not only that, but there will also be live theatre, special guests, live music, the legendary Vampire Ball, gothic cabaret and the groundbreaking Dark Art exhibition!
Make sure you get your tickets and passes before they sell out! Just follow this LINK….
Run for your lives! Giant ants are attacking Los Angeles, Godzilla is battling Megalon, the Blob is on the loose again and the moon has just been blasted out of orbit! Is this the end of the world as we know it? No, don’t worry, it just means that Space Monsters Magazine issue one is now available to buy in the United States from our friends at Scary Monsters direct from their Scare Store!
Scary Monsters is the Rondo Award winning classic monster movie magazine that has now been running for 22 years and is a favourite with collectors and film fans in the U.S. and around the world. Each issue is a nostalgia fest for classic horror fanatics and evokes memories of a more innocent time when monster movies ruled the drive-ins and the local television stations across the country. The Scary Monsters Scare Store not only stocks back-issues of Scary Monsters magazine but also stocks all the best horror and sci-fi movie magazines including We Belong Dead and now Space Monsters!
So why not jump aboard your rocket-ship and fly on over to the Scary Monsters Scare Store for an Out Of This World shopping experience!
If you’re a fan of space operas, sci-fi films and monster movies you’ll be over the moon to hear that September is Sci-Fi Month at Hemlock Books! Throughout September Hemlock will be featuring special offers on science fiction and fantasy books, magazines, DVDs and posters! Keep checking the website for new offers each week and if you’re still trying to get hold of Space Monsters magazine issue one grab your copy while Hemlock is offering an Out Of This World 10% discount off the cover price!
At Hemlock you can also find back issues of Monster Bash, The Darkside, We Belong Dead, Rue Morgue, Shadowland Magazine, Scary Monsters and many more macabre monster magazines! So whether you’re a Space:1999 fanatic, a Godzilla groupie or an Alien afficionado make sure you beam yourself up to Hemlock Books immediately for the best bargains in the galaxy!