Monster of the Day #1288

OK, trying to remember if I’d posted pictures was driving me nuts. I really have to make a list, I shouldn’t have waited until I’d done 1300 MotDs though.

Let’s shift to the hilariously awful world of Eerie Publishing, whose poorly written black and white gore-drenched magazines (popped-out eyes lying on cheeks was an omnipresent trope) were the anti-DC. But those lurid covers really sold these books, which you’d pick up at your local drug store and the like. They generally sat right next to issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland, which I can’t imagine Uncle Forry was too big on.

  • Ericb

    “No Filler” huh? What about all that fabric in her dress that will make those human burgers stringy and difficult to digest? When nutritionists talk about needing more fiber in your diet they’re not talking about cotton.

  • bgbear_rnh

    OK, this place has got to be shut down. See that rat? That is exactly why meat packing plant inspectors are needed to protect our health.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I’m ashamed to admit that I not only remember these things, I used to actually BUY them. When I was a kid you got your monster fix whenever you could.

  • Eric Hinkle

    This cover displays something else I remember from those mags, the half-naked gorgeous women you found in the stories. Tame by modern standards but for adolescent boys this was ‘the hot stuff’ back in the 60’s and 70’s.

  • Gamera977

    There’s not much fabric in that dress! ;)

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  • bgbear_rnh

    I just remembered the “Leave to beaver” episode where he bought a monster sweatshirt, all the guys bought one but, only Beaver actually wore it to school like the others said they would.

    Ick monster like this, to bad can’t post the picture.

  • Marsden

    I guess it follows a certain logic that a monster party would have the girl jump out of a meat grinder instead of a cake.

    Oh, wait she’s not jumping out of it? Hmmm….. this now makes no sense. The cake theory was all I had.

    Are we sure it’s not the wolfman’s bachelor party?

  • Man, that has to be the laziest werewolf in the history of werewolves. Waiting for someone to render your prey into bite size chunks? Come on, Wolfie! Monster up! Larry Talbot’s ashamed of you. Ashamed..

  • Eric Hinkle

    Now that I think of it, how did they sell this stuff back in the day? It was mostly kids and teenagers who bought it (as I can personally attest) — how did we buy it without someone getting in trouble for corrupting a minor or whatever? I mean, these mags were drenched in sex, sadism, and gore by the standards of the time!

    Of course today you can find more grisly material in stuff like ‘Archie’, but still.

  • Ken_Begg

    I bought a few myself. As you note, you took what you could get back in those days, and hey, vampires and such.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I remember that episode too. My memory of “Leave it to Beaver” is that there were a LOT of “The Gang all says they’ll do one thing, but only Beaver does” stories. I think there was another about wearing a tie.

  • LT_Harper

    I used to buy these with my allowance when I was a kid. That and Creepy and Vampirella.
    This cover reminds me of Creep Show 2’s segment THE RAFT where a girl completely reduced to skeleton by the OIL BLOB monster is still able to scream and reach out her arm for help. How is it that with the bottom half of her body ground to hamburger is this lady still alive and able to hold up her arms?