THE BASEMENT TOY BOX: Monogram’s Head Lite Skull Light Model Kit

I first became aware of Monogram’s Head Lite Skull Light model kit from an ad in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND magazine during the 1980s. The ad actually did not do … Read More

MONSTER KID MEMORIES: “A Pictorial History of Horror Movies” by Denis Gifford

The 1960s and 1970s were an excellent time to grow up as a monster kid. Movie monsters were found everywhere. Toys. Model kits. Halloween costumes. Magazines. Books. This blog is … Read More

THE BASEMENT BLU-RAY REVIEW: War Of The Worlds (The Criterion Collection)

For anyone that reads this blog regularly, you know that I am a huge fan of the science fiction films of the 1950s. No other decade has produced more genre … Read More


For my first celebrity interview I would like to introduce Mark Voger, author of the book “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972.” I recently reviewed this … Read More

THE BASEMENT BOOKSHELF: “Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972”

As I get older I find myself getting more nostalgic for things that I had or experienced as a child. It may be as simple as opening a new comic … Read More

FILM BOOK OF FEAR: The Thing From Another World! (1951)

If you grew up in the 1950’s then you were a first-hand witness to probably the greatest decade of monster movies ever produced. It was during this ten-year period that … Read More