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Cryptic Collectibles: A Look at Vintage Children’s Monster Books!

on April 10, 2011 | 13 Comments

Recently, while doing research for an article, I pulled out a few volumes from my collection of vintage children’s horror books and glanced through them. Dating back to the 1970s and early ’80s, many of these books helped fuel my fascination in movie monsters and horror films – an interest which has of course, survived to this day. Some of them I’ve owned since childhood; others I later picked up at book fairs, library sales and used book stores. Not having seen some of them in years, I was surprised at the flood of memories that came rushing back to me when I opened up the (in many cases) well-worn covers. With that, I thought it’d be nice to showcase a few favourites from my collection. And if you’re of a certain age, you might even remember reading or owning one or two of these yourself. Enjoy!

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Cryptic Collectibles: Have Yourself a Merry Little Black Christmas!

on December 25, 2010 | 3 Comments

For me, nothing makes the holiday season more festive than a viewing of the 1974 Canuck cult classic Black Christmas (aka Silent Night, Evil Night). One of my all-time favorites, this Toronto-shot flick has a group of sorority sisters who are stalked by a maniacal killer during the Christmas break. The first time I saw Black Christmas was as a 9 or 10-year-old on late-night TV back in the early 1980s and watching it each year has long been a Yuletide tradition for me.

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