Saturday, May 7, 2011

Monsters from the Vault #29!

Monsters from the Vault enters its 16th year with issue #29! Daniel Horne's wonderful painting of the Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula is featured on the cover. The issue's main feature is a detailed examination of both versions of Dracula released in 1931; Tod Browning's version which featured Bela Lugosi in his first starring role, and George Melford's Spanish language version that was filmed at night at the same time as Browning's utilizing the same sets and a Spanish cast. Also featured in the issue is Tom Weaver's interview with actor Ed Nelson. Nelson discusses his 1958 film, The Brain Eaters. Finally, Steven Thornton looks at what might have been in his feature, "What If—Alternate Castings in Classic Horror Films." Imagine Lon Chaney Sr. as Count Dracula, Bela Lugosi as the Frankenstein Monster, Boris Karloff as the Invisible Man. These and many other possibilities are examined in Steve's article. In addition, editorial comments, letters to the editor, DVD/CD/book reviews, and a few surprises await you in this issue. The issue is available for preorder now by going to and will ship in July 2011.

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