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Jason Jones

Born under a full moon in 1972, Jason gave all appearances of being a normal boy. That was not to be the case however as soon as he saw Alice Cooper perform on "The Muppet Show." Cutting his teeth on the likes of The Wolf Man, The Monolith Monsters, Invaders From Mars and Godzilla, Jason began his love affair with Filmonsters. A self-proclaimed horror-classicalist Jason still prefers black and white to "gaudy Technicolor." In his spare time Jason is a graphic designer, husband and proud papa to a bouncing baby beast.

Posts by Jason Jones

Review: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Night of the Living Dead 1968 poster

It's rare when a movie transcends pop culture's usual 15 minutes of fame and becomes a time-tested classic. It's rarer still when the movie is a low-budget, black and white independent feature produced so far off Hollywood's radar that it didn't receive national distribution. What this particular little movie had going for it was a fresh, talented director and the public's hitherto undiscovered phobia about and fascination with flesh eating zombies! Filmed in 1967 by then fledgling director George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead is a film that while raw in some of its production, was and is spot-on in evoking the most dreadful and deep-seeded of frights.(read more...)

Abbott and Costello

The Masters: Abbott and Costello

Bud Abbott was the tall thin one, Lou Costello the short chubby one. That answers the second most important question after "who's on first?" That classic bit, among the duo's other polished vaudeville routines catapulted them to the heights of Hollywood stardom in the early nineteen forties.

Review: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf

After finally sitting down and watching I Was A Teenage Werewolf, I can honestly say it's just about as crappy a movie as I think you'd expect it to be. It's poorly scripted, over acted, over simplified, largely boring and sometimes just plain trite. Even with those major league strikes against it, I still really enjoyed this drive-in classic and I'm not alone. If you mention this 1957 bargain basement cheesefest to a person of the right age, they smile.(read more...)

Review: Man Made Monster (1941)

Man Made (Atomic) Monster poster

While Man-Made Monster is not one of the all-time great horror films like many of its thirties and forties Universal Pictures celluloid brethren, it is not without certain merits; in particular, it can be viewed historically as the proving ground for one of Universal's undisputed classics, The Wolf Man. Both filmed in 1941, Man Made Monster first teamed many of the people who would later collaborate on The Wolf Man. Star Lon Chaney Jr., and director George Waggner are well known to have gone on to make the furry opus, but many of the other talents that reunited for the Wolf Man included some of Universal's stable of technicians and artists like special effects wizard John P.(read more...)

Review: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Quad

Saying goodbye to old friends is one of the hardest things in life to do. Remembering old times and laughing is often the best way to do it. In 1948, Universal Studios (more precisely, Universal International) did just that with old friends Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.(read more...)

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