Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to Have a Monster Party: The Basics

Themed parties are always in style, whether it’s for a holiday, a birthday, or just because. And for all you horror lovers out there, what could be better than a party featuring all of your favorite monsters? Since the Universal Monsters don’t exactly have a mainstream following, gathering all of the merchandise you need for a party can be difficult. Unless it’s Halloween time, Wal-Mart or Target won’t have anything in stock, which leaves the wide-world of the Internet.

Luckily, Universal Studios have come out with licensed Universal Monsters party supplies that you can find on various websites all year around. Most of the supplies have “Happy Halloween” written on them, but for horror lovers, Halloween lasts 365 days, so don’t be afraid to use the supplies for any occasion! And you better hurry, they’re getting harder and harder to find.

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Monster Magazines

Countless amounts of Universal Monsters merchandise are available so any fan can line their shelves. Decorations are great to look at and create any room into a ghoulish haven, but what is their depth? What can you learn from them?

Monster magazines offer readers in-depth articles on all of their favorite creatures, along with glossy, high resolution photos that can be cut out and used as a decoration. Below, I’ve included the top horror-themed magazines any monster fan should know. Each magazine contains articles on monsters, movies, television, merchandise, and much more. Check them out.

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Actor Spotlight: Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi

Name: Bela Ferenec Dezso Blasko

Birth: October 20, 1882

Death: August 16, 1956

“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they play,” is just one of the many iconic lines Bela Lugosi said in his star role of Count Dracula in 1931’s Dracula.

Even after more than 50 years after his death, Lugosi remains an iconic figure in the world of classic movies and horror. He defined the image and characteristics of a vampire; the cape, his charming and suave attitude, and of course his aversion to sunlight and crosses and his affinity for blood. We can see these traits in the majority of vampire movies that have been produced since Dracula.

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