2022 monster cereals

October 31, 2022 markvoger 0

The return of Frute Brute By Mark Voger, author ‘Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze in America 1957-1972’   Happy Halloween! It’s always fun […]

‘Doctor of Doom’ (1963)

June 1, 2022 markvoger 0

A neat little monster movie By Mark Voger, author ‘Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture’   Remember “G.L.O.W.,” the Gorgeous Ladies […]

‘Aztec Mummy’ trilogy

May 27, 2022 markvoger 0

Popoca returns (three times) By Mark Voger, author ‘Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture’   In opening narration, an authoritative voice […]

‘El Vampiro’ (1957)

May 25, 2022 markvoger 0

Mexico’s horror noir By Mark Voger, author ‘Britmania: The British Invasion of the Sixties in Pop Culture’   It’s a fateful day at the Sierra […]

The last spook show

May 24, 2022 markvoger 0

Mexi-monsters, Hypnoscope & sullen teens In 1971, when I was in the seventh grade, I attended an afternoon double-feature of two Mexican monster movies, “The […]

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Monster Mash cereal

October 6, 2021 markvoger 0

A pop-culture food moment Thanks to an eagle-eyed friend, I scored a box of limited-edition, 50th-anniversary Monster Mash cereal. It’s been hard to find, but […]

Franken Berry and friends

September 21, 2021 markvoger 0

Seasonal sweetness Whenever Halloween season rolled around, and I would see Franken Berry, Count Chocula and Boo Berry in the cereal aisle, I’d have mixed […]

John Facenda (1913-84)

March 25, 2021 markvoger 0

Philly icon’s movie-star turn I recently did a deep dive into Paul Wendkos’ riveting 1957 noir “The Burglar” starring Dan Duryea and Jayne Mansfield, which […]

Planters Peanuts store

March 22, 2021 markvoger 0

This place was nuts I recently wrote about an engrossing noir from 1957, Paul Wendkos‘ “The Burglar” starring Dan Duryea and Jane Mansfield, which was […]

Coronavirus memes

May 9, 2020 markvoger 0

Monsters to the rescue By Mark Voger, author “Holly Jolly: Celebrating Christmas Past in Pop Culture” Me and my “Dark Shadows” buddy at the Orange […]

Sid Haig (1939-2019)

October 1, 2019 markvoger 0

Remembering a gentle genre giant Let’s face it, 80 is up there. But it was still a shock to learn that we lost exploitation-film icon […]