SYNOPSIS: Scary Monsters’ 124th Chilly Thrillers and Frosty Frights Issue features profiles and memories of classic monster, sci-fi, and fantasy films and TV episodes involving the frozen dead, Arctic/Antarctica monsters, icy early TV terrors, and holiday horrors. We celebrate 40 years of John Carpenter's The Thing and the 70th anniversary of the classic 1951 film, The Thing From Another World, starring James Arness. We revisit the 1966 Dana Andrews Frozen Dead Nazi Zombie B movie The Frozen Dead, the 1977 Cushing/Carradine stunner Shockwaves, and the star-studded 1981 classic Ghost Story. We also examine the work of producer/director Ivan Tors, and much more.
In its 31st year of publication, Scary Monsters quarterly magazine and its annual issue highlight classic monster, sci-fi, and fantasy films from the 1910s to the 1980s. It also features frightening fiction stories, artwork, and nostalgic Monster Memories submitted by readers and writers from across North America and the United Kingdom.
Scary Monsters has been voted the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards’ Best Classic Horror Magazine for the past four year (2017 through 2020). Its award-winning wrap-around color cover art and 146 B&W glorious, retro pulp pages are packed with photos and articles for Monster Kids of all ages!
Two different covers will be available for this issue but with restricted distribution. Subscribers will get the variant cover art featuring James Arness as The Thing From Another World in 1951 NO BARCODE ON BACK. The retail newsstand/bookstore cover will be of The Thing from John Carpenter's 1982 film and will have BARCODE ON BACK for retail. Back cover art will be identical but will feature applicable color scheme that matches front cover colors.
Purchasing Instructions: Use the drop-down menu above to indicate the desired cover. If you order both covers, an additional postage charge will be added. Bagged and boarded (placed into an archival quality "bag" with white backer board) can also be selected.
Canadian and UK Customers: In Canada, you may be able to pick up a copy with The Thing 1982 cover at any nearby Chapters/Indigo bookstore! In the UK, copies are usually available at Hemlock Books and Forbidden Planet, or ask your local bookstore, newsstand, or comic shop to order through Diamond Comic Distributors.