I'm back from my extended business trip and I'm working in the lab on the new issue of Monsters from the Vault. Look for the cover for issue #29 to be unveiled here on May 9th. All outstanding MFTV orders will ship in Monday's mail. Also, a quick recommendation of the film Stake Land which I caught OnDemand recently. The film is not yet in theaters (and will most likely be a very limited release), but if you like vampire films I recommend you check it out. The film was recently featured in Rue Morgue #109.
Also, Tom Weaver's newest book, The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon, is now available from Bear Manor Media. Richard is a longtime friend of mine and has read Monsters from the Vault from the beginning and has written many letters to the editor over the years. Also, he has been the subject of several articles written by Tom Weaver for MFTV. Here's a description of the book from Bear Manor Media's Web site:
What does Producer: RICHARD GORDON mean to you?
If you're a fan of classic horror films, you know he's the only living producer to have worked with the genre's most valuable players Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi—not to mention the Fiend Without a Face, the First Man Into Space and other black-and-white beasties of the Fabulous Fifties.
If you take your fright flicks on the ghastlier side, you remember his more gory goblins, from the Silicates on the Island of Terror to the mad slasher of the Tower of Evil, and the interstellar shocks delivered by Inseminoid.
A master of both worlds, Richard Gordon has been a behind-the-scenes titan of terror for over a half-century, collaborating during his years of active production (1956-1981) with some of the field's most formidable names: Boris and Bela, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Terence Fisher and more. Go on a film-by-film excursion through his cinematic chamber of horrors in this definitive book-length interview....