Sci-Fi, Horror and B-Movie fans! Catch up on your back issues of SPACE MONSTERS MAGAZINE and MONSTER MAG in our exclusive Amazon sale!! We have the lowest prices online as well as special multipack deals on the greatest monster movie magazine in the galaxy!
You don’t get an issue of MONSTER MAG coming along for 38 years…and then two come along at once! Hot on the heels of the “lost” issue 2 reprint is the long-awaited MONSTER MAG DOUBLE “X” ISSUE originally announced in MONSTER MAG volume 2, number 3 way back in 1976! Editor/publisher Dez Skinn is already hard at work compiling this extra gory edition which promises to be the most gruesome issue yet!
Issue 2 is still available from various outlets including Amazon.co.uk, DezMags and The Cinema Store (5 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9NY) and it shouldn’t be too long before Volume 2, Number 4 creeps its way out of its coffin…let’s just hope that this issue isn’t destroyed before it reaches the shops!
Open it out if you dare!
Wyntercon 2014 is an exciting new convention celebrating Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy and Alternative genres and Space Monsters magazine will be there as part of the Classic Horror and Cult Movie Zone! Hosted by horror host and Space Monsters editor Cyberschizoid, guests include genre icon Caroline Munro (Dracula AD 1972, The Spy Who Loved Me, Starcrash, Maniac); cult movie and TV star Francoise Pascal (Mind Your Language, The Iron Rose, Burke & Hare); brand new comic book anti-hero Titan Defender Pushka; publishing legend Dez Skinn (Monster Mag, House of Hammer, Starburst, Dr Who Weekly); modern scream queen and producer Dani Thompson (Serial Kaller, Axe to Grind, Christmas Slay, Bad Moon); horror journalist, artist and actor Billy Chainsaw (Space Monsters magazine, Bizarre magazine, Cry Wolf, Strippers Vs Werewolves) and more!
Wyntercon takes place from Friday 31st October until Sunday 2nd November 2014 at the Winter Gardens in the seaside town of Eastbourne. As well as the Classic Horror and Cult Movie Zone you will also find a superb Comic Zone, Table Top & RPG Gaming Zone, Sci-Fi Interactive Zone, a Charity Auction, Laser Quest Arena, Wyntercon Ball, movie screenings, special guests and yes….even more! Eastbourne has never seen an event of this magnitude so make sure you book your tickets before they sell out!
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In the 1970’s there were a few publications catering for sci-fi and horror fans in the UK (World of Horror, House of Hammer, Starburst) but none so prolific as the “poster magazine”. This unique format consisted of an A4-sized glossy colour magazine which folded out into a giant-sized poster; the reverse side was made up of the front cover and a few brief articles containing a large number of pictures and photographs. Every kid at school had at least one massive poster on their bedroom wall which was the centerpiece of a poster mag of one kind or the other, whether it be a pop star, a television series or the latest blockbuster movie.
Possibly the most fondly remembered poster mag of all was Dez Skinn’s Monster Mag which ran from 1973 – 1976 and relied heavily on extremely gory horror movie stills, usually (but not exclusively) from Hammer Films, Amicus and the like. The magazine also ran features on The Outer Limits, Grand Guignol theatre and The Exorcist but one of its main attractions was the “FOR SALE TO ADULTS ONLY” banner on the front cover which only made it even more attractive to it’s mostly under-age readership! Monster Mag ran for seventeen issues in total until Dez moved on and created House of Hammer magazine which offered a lot more scope for in-depth articles as well as comic-strip adaptations of Hammer’s horror and sci-fi movies.
Another collectible horror poster mag was Legend Horror Classics which also folded out into a gory poster but the remaining pages tended to be made up of a horror comic strip rather than articles on feature films. Due to its success in syndication during the seventies, Gene Roddenberry’s legendary science-fiction TV series Star Trek had its own long-running poster mag although other TV series didn’t fare so well; the Space:1999 poster magazine ran for only two issues and many more shows also had just one or two issues published. Doctor Who, The Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes and Kung Fu all had their own magazines but perhaps the biggest part of the market was the movie tie-in. It seemed like every blockbuster movie had its own poster mag – Jaws, King Kong, Star Wars, Superman, Alien, Buck Rogers…the list went on and on. But then, by the 1990’s, the poster mag format seemed to have all but disappeared and became a fond memory for film fans of a certain age…
Here at Space Monsters Magazine we’ve been playing around with the idea of reviving the iconic poster mag format perhaps with a series of one-offs or a continuing theme. If you think this is a good idea (or even if you don’t!) take part in our survey below and share with us your views and comments on poster magazines – we always love to hear your opinions!
SPACE MONSTERS magazine is very excited about the Fantastiq Festival of fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror which takes place in Derby this weekend starting Friday 9th August! With the BBC having just announced the casting of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor the Fantastiq festival celebrates another great actor who played The Doctor on the big screen – Peter Cushing in the amazing sixties movies Dr Who and the Daleks (1965) and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (1966)! Alongside these and many more brilliant classic horror and sci-fi film screenings there will be special guests – including Dez Skinn, the legendary creator of iconic seventies monster magazines House of Hammer and Starburst and screenwriter Stephen Volk!
Here is the programme for this weekend’s festival…
FANTASTIQ – THE FESTIVAL OF FANTASY, SCI-FI AND HORROR
AUGUST 9-11 2013
Friday 9th August
1pm Hammer House Of Horror Double Bill
2pm From The Vault: Heavy Metal (15)
3pm Bug (15)
4pm Orson Welles’ The War Of The Worlds
5:30pm Ghostwatch (adv 15)
6:00pm Preview – Upstream Color (15)
7:15pm Stephen Volk In Conversation
8:00pm From The Vault – Heavy Metal (15)
8:40pm Book Signing Whitstable
9:30pm Spectral Press Presents…Dracula (12A)
10:00pm House (Hausu) (15)
Saturday 10th August
10:45am From The Vault: Silver Bullet (15)
11:00am The AckerMonster Chronicles
1:00pm Dez Skinn In Conversation
1:15pm Corruption (adv 12A)
3:00pm Jason And The Argonauts (U)
3:15pm The Sorcerers (15)
4:45pm Johnny Mains On John Burke & The Sorcerers
6:00pm The Beast Must Die (15)
6:30pm Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (U)
8pm Paul Annett In Conversation
8:30pm From The Vault: Silver Bullet (15)
9:30pm Preview – Kiss Of The Damned (cert tbc)
Sunday 11th August
11:00am From The Vault: The Black Belly Of The Tarantula (15)
11:30am Horror Tour Of Derby with Darrell Buxton
1:30pm Dr Who And The Daleks / Daleks: Invasion Earth Double
2:00pm Filmmaker’s Forum Panel Discussion
4:00pm Zombie: The New Undead (adv 18)
5:30pm Cinema Retro Presents…Vampire Circus
6:00pm Orson Welles’ The War Of The Worlds
7:15pm Robert Young In Conversation
8pm From The Vault: The Black Belly Of The Tarantula (15)
8:45pm Closing Night Preview – John Dies At The End (15)