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Title: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: RICKH on August 21, 2010, 09:00:23 AM
I hope that this hasn't already been discussed in a previous thread, but I've thought about this a lot.  I know I probably would not be the monster kid that I am today if not for my parents.  My Mom told be stories about the monster movies she had seen in the 30's and 40's.  My Dad always gave me money for the latest FM or CoF.  They bought me all of the Aurora kits (Mom and my brother assembled and painted) and indulged my love for anything horror related.  Ever so often my Mom might become concerned with a Creepy or an Eerie, but it always passed and she was cool with it.  So I'm wondering what were your experiences with your parents when it came to monsters and horror? 
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Sean on August 21, 2010, 09:12:28 AM
I think a similar discussion evolved from a different thread, whether the thread's main focus was this or not.... no matter.  It's fun to discuss. 

My parents always decorated for Halloween and took my sister and I to parades and helped us make the basement into a nickel Spook House when we were kids.  They bought me Aurora Models and drew monsters with me and helped me with makeup and always bought us cool stuff.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: thelatewinslowleach on August 21, 2010, 09:42:30 AM
Great topic...
My Mom was a fan, not as rabid as I turned out to be, but a fan of horror and good Sci-Fi. She always told me how her favorites from the '50s, her teen years , were "The Thing" and "House of Wax". Mom always took me to about every Hammer film that came through our small town theater and occasionally the drive-in. I have been a Hammer addict ever since. (Dad would go with us to the drive-in and sleep through it all.) We also saw many other horror flicks including "Deadly Bees", "The Vulture" and even "Brides of Blood"!!! Of course, we also saw about every Disney film as well, which often appealed to the budding horror fan, such as "Scarecrow of Romney Marsh". Mom also got me hooked on Dark Shadows, we both watched it through the whole first  b&w year before Barnabas, and there's some good stuff there, especially the ghosts. Dad never cared for the stuff, he was a crime and western fan, but always loved movies anyway. Mom bought me my first Famous Monsters, # 45, when I was sick in the hospital. My room was always full of monster kid stuff, so neither parent minded indulging me on Aurora models or other toys, like the Marx figures. So, I am the monster kid I am today because of her, thanks Mom!. She continues to be a horror film fan, I remember her coming to visit me at college , so we could see the Frank Langella "Dracula."  Mom only drew the line after "House of Dark Shadows"which she felt was too gory, so from 1970-1972 I didn't see anything that wasn't "G". (I was 10-12 then). When I turned 13, it was go see what you want again. Sadly, I missed seeing "Phibes" in the theater and most Hammer films were now "R". Luckily, we had Shock Theater from 1970-1975 by then.       
     My maternal grandparents were pretty big movies fans, and I loved listening to there stories of going to movies in the 1920s and 1930s. My grandfather even used to say that his favorites were Tom Mix, Wallace Beery and Lon Chaney (Sr). He had worked in a silent theater. My grandmother well remembered they both loved to go to the Universal films, and "...had to drive all the way to Lawrenceville, 30 miles away to see Frankenstein when it was new." She remarked that Lugosi was considered quite handsome in his day and was to many "the new Valentino." She stayed with me a few weeks when I was in my thirties and I will always remember how much she like AMC when she discovered it, when it was more like TCM than it is now. One of my best memories was he watching the Claude Rains "Phantom" and going "I always liked this one..." Her favorite actress was Norma Shearer. :)

      The only person in the family who ever objected to the horror films was my Aunt, my Dad's sister. When she finally had a son, he got into horror as much as any kid, and now she has to sit through her grandkids playing those zombie kill video games, lol.
        Michael
 



         
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: ChattyLMS on August 21, 2010, 09:58:55 AM
Good thread!
Michael, I'm from your are.  My parents were neither for it or against it.  They gave me a "Fright Factory Thingmaker" for my birthday when I was in 4th grade.  They gave me the game, "Ca-bala" ( I'm pretty sure that is the wrong spelling).  They let us watch Sir Graves Ghastly and then the Ghoul.  I watch the Sci Fi movies that were on after 11:00 pm when I'd babysit.  They'd listen (mostly my dad that is) to my descriptions the next morning.  My dad had a lot more patience with us than my mom.

Last summer when I went to visit my mom in PA, I told her I was going to meet Mr and Mrs Drunken Severed Head for coffee in the evening.  I did get some funny looks from her until I explained.... 
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Moonshadow on August 21, 2010, 11:03:12 AM
My Mom was the one who really encouraged me and my my brother to enjoy fantasy, horror, science fiction. She had a very childlike sense of wonder, and was incredibly creative - I've already discussed her cool birthday cakes in another thread (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=9683.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=9683.0)). She introduced me to the Universal films, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and so forth.

Dad on the other hand has always been a very pragmatic, grounded guy, so he could never understand my obsession with monsters, aliens, comics...but he was never too critical about it.

Funny story: when I was 6 years old, our teacher told us to draw a picture of our family. Well, since my father was tall, with a flat-top, crew cut hairstyle, and a tall forehead, to me he looked a lot like Frankenstein's Monster (who I loved of course). So in my drawing there was me, my brother, my Mom -and Frankenstein! This alarmed the teacher, and the next thing I knew I was whisked down to the nurse's office. A bit later, my Mom arrived, and the teacher came in and said something like "I'm concerned over this drawing Karen made. This is how she sees her father." She showed my mom the drawing and she burst into laughter. "Yes, that does look like my husband!" she said. Mom explained about Dad's hair, that I loved Frankenstein, etc, and all was well!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: charp13 on August 21, 2010, 12:05:12 PM
I LOVE this!  My paternal Grandmama had cable in the 70s- YES cable  channel 50- in Michigan! I spent a lot of time with her, so she was my MONSTER connection. Much like thelatewinslowleach's Grandma, mine remarked how handsome the actors were and read all the movie magazines of the day. She especially loved Claude Rains, and would say "Ooh LaLa", when he turned his face to the camera   :)  Her COLOR TV  had all the cool shows including- Twiglight Zone, Outer Limits, Munsters, Addams Family, etc. So I watched it for hours on end. Since she lived in an upper floor apt., there was nothing else to do anyway. But at home, I watched Sir Graves Ghastly on Saturdays- with what's his name- The GLOB?
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Monster Bob on August 21, 2010, 12:11:22 PM

Mom turned me on to Monster movies, toys and Aurora models (and robots and superheroes) at a young age.

Dad didn't care/get involved.

Grandpa hated monsters and wished I'd grow up.

Grandma used to "sneak" me Monster stuff.

Thanks, Grandma!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: typhooforme on August 21, 2010, 02:16:18 PM
My dad wasn't particularly a horror/sci-fi fan, but loved movies.  He took me to the local drive-in in summer and we ate sandwiches and drank Cokes and watched the INVASION OF THE BODYSNATCHERS and CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and all manner of giant bigs.  My mom was a movie fan, but preferred Jean Harlow and Mae West to the monster people, but she enjoyed seeing Vincent Price on the RED SKELTON SHOW and she developed a fondness for Karloff as she got older. 
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: RICKH on August 21, 2010, 04:06:44 PM
Back in the day when Dark Shadows came on at 3:00 in the afternoon (here in Western Kentucky), my Mom would have the show on the tv in the living room waiting for me.  I didn't get out of school until 3:00 and then had to ride the  bus home.  The bus wouldn't go to my house, but stopped at the end of the road where my house was located.  I had to run a quarter of a mile to get to the house and see what remained of the show.  Mom always made sure that I got to see Barnabas, Quentin and Angelique!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2010, 05:47:30 PM
Great discussion/topic. :D

The Monster Kid takeover or influence started very young for me. I grew up in small city of New York state. 
My Mother and Grandmother were Monster/Sci-Fi nerds, lovers of the genre(s). I would stay up late with my family watching
Chiller Theatre, transfixed at the television. Monsters and aliens via the boob-tube. My family always
bought me Monster related toys, games, etc. Birthdays, or other Holidays.
 My first Monster toy was a AHI Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster.
I remember those AHI action figures/dolls vividly, like it was yesterday. Seemed so long ago.

Later as I became older, my Father and I would build Aurora model kits. Our first kit together was
the Phantom of the Opera. As time went on, I went crazy with Horror and Science Fiction. My
Mom was always a huge supporter toward(s) my Monster obsession. She really had a hand in the
Monster influence through out my life and loves Monsters as equally as I do. My step Father is a
Model/Kit building Hobbyist, and always builds or sends me Monster models all the time.

I have to say, I am extremely lucky. I knew many friends who weren't so lucky, and their
parents were not so enthusiastic or supportive.



Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on August 21, 2010, 06:39:22 PM
Mine didnt care for it.They often wondered what happened to me and why I was into this stuff.As I aged I never gave them any trouble with drugs drinking or being a trouble maker.I explained thats what monsters did for me and them.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Gasport on August 21, 2010, 08:29:51 PM
Neither my mom or dad were what you'd call monster fans, although they [thankfully] had no objection to my interest in the subject and never failed to supply me with whatever magazines, models or toys i requested. My older bro is the one responsible for plopping me down in front of our TV to watch Zacherley for the first time. I immediately recognized him from Famous Monsters and was instantly hooked. Never would i EVER have imagined during my misspent youth that one day Zach would actually become a good friend of mine... How'd i ever get so lucky? Gotta admit, i get SUCH a kick when he calls and my mom [who lives with us] picks up. They're pretty close in age and sometimes he talks with her longer than he does to me...It's like an episode from the Twilight Zone. I LOVE IT!!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: BlackLagoon on August 21, 2010, 08:47:07 PM
Great thread!!

My grandmother's house is what got me into monster movies. I have nothing but good, safe, warm thoughts of growing up in that house as much as my own. Thanksgivings watching King Kong...playing with my Remco monsters and reading comic books till late at night while my grandma watched Twilight Zone and sipped her coffee...and rummaging through my uncle's closets to find half built and burnt Aurora models, fragmented Megos and stacks of comics...all got me off on the right foot.

It then led to me being in middle school and getting into that "mature collector" phase, where all the sudden I had shelves where my Remco Monsters, Super Hero statues and Dinosaur models were "displayed"...not..."played with".

Now--here it comes...once I got into the Fangoria, "80's" slasher stuff? Mom and dad were NOT feeling that....I wasn't allowed to watch Jason, Freddy, Michael...etc. I mean I did, but it was when I stayed with my Uncle on the weekends.

That was around the time mom got into this thing where with my allowance I was able to go to Record Town and get a tape once a week...but then she would read the lyrics and if it didn't fly?...No can do. So, essentially we had to make 2 trips to the music store because between Slayer and Judas Priest...it wasnt happening. And that was the dumbest friggin thing that ever happened.

I finally wised up and asked my dad to take me to the record store...where I also bought Fangoria. His philosphy was "I'm sure its no big deal, and he could be into alot worse"....Good dude that guy was.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: RICKH on August 21, 2010, 09:19:37 PM
My Mom is 89 and lives just up the road from me.  When I go see her she asks me what I've been doing and I tell her, "I've been painting monster pictures" or "I've been building monster models."  She'll always laugh and say, "When are you ever going to grow up?"  I tell her "I'm 55 years old and I hope I never grow up."  I'm sure my wife wonders the same thing!  Both are wonderful women...I've been blessed.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Gillfan on August 21, 2010, 10:13:30 PM
My parents were both monster fans, my dad more the older stuff, my Ma the newer stuff.

When we went to the movies my Mother would take me to see Disney films and the like, mt dad would take me to see Sci-Fi, but both would join forces to see horror films with me.

Ma had a special love for Hammer Dracula films as well as Hercules movies. Sometimes channel 9 or 11 in NJ would have a Sunday marathon and my Ma would not only let me watch tv all day non-stop,  she would join me. Often we would order pizza. My Dad would often spend Sundays tinkering in his workshop on a project, but usually the lure of Hammer was too great to resist and by 1 or 2 he'd be sitting in the living room with us.

Those were very happy times and I miss them, and I am a bit sad I'll never have children of my own to share that experience with.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: CreepysFan on August 21, 2010, 10:30:36 PM
 My mother brought me up on Drive-In monster movies, before I attended school. She's also the one who turned me into a Monster-Kid by buying me EERIE #36 (my first horror mag), which started me craving all things monster related. My father on the other hand didn't understand my love for monsters, and couldn't care less. He thought it was crazy. He did give me a 2ft Aurora Tyrannosaurus model for Christmas one year though. Growing up with a monster loving Mom was cool, I was destined to be  a monster-kid.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: BaronLatos35 on August 22, 2010, 12:51:56 AM
BlackLagoon, our mothers were cut from the same cloth regarding music. She was so paranoid about my "devil" music I had to hide my Slayer Reign in Blood tape coming home from the record store. My father couldn't stand it either. He was an Elvis fan and she was a Supremes/Johnny Mathis fan.

However my parents were cool with monsters. My mother tolerated it as a passing childhood fad but she went all out decorating for Halloween. When I came home in Kindergarten with an order form for the book Movie Monsters by Alan Ormsby she paid for it. The book is in my library alongside military history and Cornel West. That is how important that book is to me.

My father took me trick r treating, bought me monster toys and I watched monster movies with him. When the 80's slashers rolled around with Fangoria, that changed. He couldn't stand the "blood and guts" Myers, Jasons and Freddy. He watched Carpenter's The Thing and just said "it's not the original". Old School. Fangoria was banned but I read it anyway, we would watch movies like The Funhouse on the low and thought we were cool. Kids.

I find myself saying similar things about today's state of horror movies. I'm just an old soul in love with the classics. Thanks Mom and Dad for allowing your monsterkid to grow.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Illoman on August 22, 2010, 07:46:37 AM
My folks usually indulged my monster interests when I was a kid. They let me watch the classics when they came on the teevee, my dad showed me how to draw Dracula out of a Norman Bridwell book, my Mom made me a Dracula cape for Halloween one year (wish I still had that!), and they would let me buy FM and Castle of Frankenstein but if they saw something in it they objected to they'd toss it in the trash, where I'd have to retrieve it! Usually if it was early 70's boobage or scantily clad cave girls, that type of thing. They allowed me to watch the Munsters and Dark Shadows as well, and would buy me merchandise related to these shows for birthdays and Christmas.

Mike
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 22, 2010, 08:26:52 AM
Before earning my own spending money, I was an oppressed Monster Kid. An occasional monster mag & Aurora monster kit was a big to-do that I had to practically beg for. So was staying up to watch Creature Feature.

For a long time, my folks didn't get it, always expecting me to outgrow it. Thankfully, those days are long gone & my folks see me as a legit collector & aficionado,  but at times back then I know they thought something was wrong w/me.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: BlackLagoon on August 22, 2010, 08:25:55 PM
BlackLagoon, our mothers were cut from the same cloth regarding music. She was so paranoid about my "devil" music I had to hide my Slayer Reign in Blood tape coming home from the record store. My father couldn't stand it either. He was an Elvis fan and she was a Supremes/Johnny Mathis fan.


"Devil music"--That is all I friggin heard....slowly, I think as I started playing an instrument she loosened her grip. But when I started with the vocals in my late teens? I wasnt allowed to practice in the house..."You sound like a demon!"

The funny thing is with everything..my parents music, what they thought of the "gore" films and stuff? I mean I obviously am still into some of it...but I went right back to the same stuff my parents didn't have a problem with. The classic Universal stuff...and to boot, music they played where I plugged my ears? I find myself owning alot of that stuff now.

But yes...I still love "devil music"
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 22, 2010, 09:13:19 PM

But yes...I still love "devil music"
My folks were a bit cooler about music. The only verboten album was the Sex Pistols, after my mom saw some bloody pics of Sid Vicious. But, after hearing it,  I bought the LP anyway, still among the most kick ass music I've ever heard.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 23, 2010, 02:05:08 AM


Quote
I still love "devil music"

I love DEVIL MUSIC too!  Robert Johnson, Howlin' Wolf.....etc,etc. Lol!! >:D
Horror and Metal, go hand in hand.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Street Worm on August 23, 2010, 05:53:20 AM
My parent didn't get the Monster thing at all!

But it didn't bother them that I loved 'em...
A trip to the barber shop meant a new monster mag,
bought me the Aurora models as they came out,
even helped me send away for a M-O-N-S-T-E-R Size
Frankenstein poster!  ;D

I'll always remember the day I found the 'Pop-Top Horrors'
(all on one card) in a store called GEM & them buying them
for me...

For some reason my mom didn't like 'Mad' & (especially) 'Cracked'-
she didn't stop me from getting them, though~
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Monster Kid on August 23, 2010, 08:52:51 AM
My mom put up with us watching Ronald the Ghoul on Shock Theater on WVEC TV.  At first she had reservations about my older sister and I watching monster movies but when she saw that they no detrimental effect, made cookies for us and let us stay up late each Friday night so we could see Ronald and  the Cool Ghoul.  My father seemed bemused by it all.  I recall once that I was so taken with Mighty Joe Young after seeing the film on Shock Theater that I wrote a "filmbook" of sorts complete with drawings of characters and situations.  I drew all the characters except Joe and, knowing what an artist and sculptor my father was, asked him if he could draw the gorilla (I could not draw apes.)  He did the nightclub contest with the heavyweight champions, Joe holding up Jill and the piano, and the cowboy roping Joe.

I have no childhood memories of Famous Monsters of Filmland or any of the other monster magazines but was a regular reader of The Munsters comics, and Orrible Orvie and Awful Annie comics.  So I had a fairly monster filled childhood thanks to my parents.   I try to continue the tradition with my niece and nephew.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 23, 2010, 10:52:24 AM
I hope that this hasn't already been discussed in a previous thread, but I've thought about this a lot.  I know I probably would not be the monster kid that I am today if not for my parents.  My Mom told be stories about the monster movies she had seen in the 30's and 40's.  My Dad always gave me money for the latest FM or CoF.  They bought me all of the Aurora kits (Mom and my brother assembled and painted) and indulged my love for anything horror related.  Ever so often my Mom might become concerned with a Creepy or an Eerie, but it always passed and she was cool with it.  So I'm wondering what were your experiences with your parents when it came to monsters and horror? 

My Mom seemed to be cool with, and catered to my interest similarly. She was very tolerant of the model kits, as it wasn't until early teens that I discovered that the smell of Testors gave her bad headaches and affected her sinuses. I was allowed to watch Ghost Host on Channel 45 WBFF TV in Baltimore on late Saturday nights, so long as I went to sleep early, and set the alarm to get up to watch it.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 23, 2010, 04:50:47 PM
I had it hard. My P's were pushing mid 40's when I was born and I am the baby of the family. So I had to beg and plead just to watch Creature Features on WGN Chicago because it was past my bed time. No Creepy's Eeries or anything else. I tried to sneak in a copy of Weird when we went shopping. When we got home mom found it before I did , went ballistic and made me tear it up. At least I got to watch classic stuff like King Kong and the 50's B monster stuff on Saturdays. It wasn't until I was in my early teens with the D.C and Marvel horror comics that I was FINALLY able to enjoy monster stuff.
 Then I got into hard rock and heavy metal and that too was yet another battle.

I was complete opposite with my kid. I explained that if this movie me and mom are going to watch is too scary you can leave at anytime. At age 10 she was watching NOTLD/Hell Raiser/Freddy/ Evil Dead etc. By the time she was 13-14 I was turning her on to Goth and Death Metal. Her friends thought that was so cool. "Your dad listens to F'in death metal? ,No Way". Way! >:D
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: FACTO2 on August 23, 2010, 05:03:04 PM
Hey, WL, I think we lived the same life.  Grew up in Chicago too and Creature Features was THE BEST.

For me, my parents put up with my love of monsters and indulged it for the most part.  I canít tell you how many times my mother rolled her eyes when I wanted to buy a copy of FM.  But she still bought it for me.  I think they kept hoping Iíd grow out of it.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Scatter on August 23, 2010, 05:05:06 PM
Hey, WP, I think we lived the same life.  Grew up in Chicago too and Creature Features was THE BEST.

For me, my parents put up with my love of monsters and indulged it for the most part.  I canít tell you how many times my mother rolled her eyes when I wanted to buy a copy of FM.  But she still bought it for me.  I think they kept hoping Iíd grow out of it.  Oh well.

I think we all pretty well shattered that hope for our parents John  ;D
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 23, 2010, 05:12:15 PM
I think we all pretty well shattered that hope for our parents John  ;D

I went through a bout of nightmares for about a year, in 67 or 68, so I was cut off from Dark Shadows and Monsters for about that time frame. I think it began with the Cliff Robertson Ventriloquist episode of TZ.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Scatter on August 23, 2010, 05:13:05 PM
I went through a bout of nightmares for about a year, in 67 or 68, so I was cut off from Dark Shadows and Monsters for about that time frame. I think it began with the Cliff Robertson Ventriloquist episode of TZ.

Yeah, that was a good one!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: FACTO2 on August 23, 2010, 05:21:20 PM
Heh heh heh.  This has probably been posted before.  But, if you were a ten year old monster kid  growing up in Chicago, on a Saturday night, this was the place to be.

CREATURE FEATURES INTRO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXy4sJgikiY&feature=related#)
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Scatter on August 23, 2010, 05:48:07 PM
I had it hard. My P's were pushing mid 40's when I was born and I am the baby of the family. So I had to beg and plead just to watch Creature Features on WGN Chicago because it was past my bed time. No Creepy's Eeries or anything else. I tried to sneak in a copy of Weird when we went shopping. When we got home mom found it before I did , went ballistic and made me tear it up. At least I got to watch classic stuff like King Kong and the 50's B monster stuff on Saturdays. It wasn't until I was in my early teens with the D.C and Marvel horror comics that I was FINALLY able to enjoy monster stuff.
 Then I got into hard rock and heavy metal and that too was yet another battle.

I was complete opposite with my kid. I explained that if this movie me and mom are going to watch is too scary you can leave at anytime. At age 10 she was watching NOTLD/Hell Raiser/Freddy/ Evil Dead etc. By the time she was 13-14 I was turning her on to Goth and Death Metal. Her friends thought that was so cool. "Your dad listens to F'in death metal? ,No Way". Way! >:D


This one's for you Lester.......
 
http://www.wimp.com/metalrooster/
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Sean on August 23, 2010, 05:54:47 PM
My Mom is 89 and lives just up the road from me.  When I go see her she asks me what I've been doing and I tell her, "I've been painting monster pictures" or "I've been building monster models."  She'll always laugh and say, "When are you ever going to grow up?"  I tell her "I'm 55 years old and I hope I never grow up."  I'm sure my wife wonders the same thing!  Both are wonderful women...I've been blessed.

My precocious 6 year old is concerned about growing up and losing the benefits of being a kid.  I told her she doesn't have to let that happen.  She doesn't quite understand that yet.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 23, 2010, 07:38:36 PM
Facto ,that is the S###. Any Chicago grade school kid crapped their jammies with that intro.
And newscaster Marty Mc Nealy's voice and intro. Jiffypop/ cold cokes and THIS,especially during a rainy  night. GOOD TIMES and several sleepless nights in 5th grade.

Creature features intro 71 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0w9Ebx-wOE#)!



Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: MDG on August 23, 2010, 07:52:37 PM
Heh heh heh.  This has probably been posted before.  But, if you were a ten year old monster kid  growing up in Chicago, on a Saturday night, this was the place to be.

CREATURE FEATURES INTRO ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXy4sJgikiY&feature=related#[/url])


Neat choice of music

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=245677 (http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=245677)
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: charp13 on August 23, 2010, 08:02:35 PM
Beautiful music!  Thanks for posting these fantastic clips.   :)
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Mitchellmania on August 24, 2010, 11:03:13 AM
My Grandmother lived across the street from my parents, so I watched a lot of monster movies over there. My mom and dad were indifferent, but when I got old (my teens), the male relatives didn't understand why I didn't like hunting, and liked art and music and monsters!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 26, 2010, 04:34:53 PM
Heh heh heh.  This has probably been posted before.  But, if you were a ten year old monster kid  growing up in Chicago, on a Saturday night, this was the place to be.

CREATURE FEATURES INTRO ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXy4sJgikiY&feature=related#[/url])


Now THAT brings back great memories!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 26, 2010, 04:38:11 PM
How about this.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgWkj-bm7pA
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Wicked Lester on August 26, 2010, 04:45:12 PM
Mars
 I'm getting a dead link on that.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 26, 2010, 04:49:24 PM
Mars
 I'm getting a dead link on that.


Sorry......I will try again.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: FACTO2 on August 26, 2010, 04:56:27 PM
Seems to be working now.  Wish we'd gotten Chiller Theater in Chicago.  Oh well.  At least we also had Svengali.  Couldn't find a vid for him.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Scatter on August 26, 2010, 04:58:47 PM
Seems to be working now.  Wish we'd gotten Chiller Theater in Chicago.  Oh well.  At least we also had Svengali.  Couldn't find a vid for him.


On my next trip to LA, I'm getting a tat on my shoulder of the graphics of the Chiller opening .

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IqWOPMHbs0E/SQItWtdgmoI/AAAAAAAABNg/rZ1NB9Y17h8/s400/chiller_theatre.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 26, 2010, 05:01:48 PM
On my next trip to LA, I'm getting a tat on my shoulder of the 6 fingered hand from the Chiller opening .

([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IqWOPMHbs0E/SQItWtdgmoI/AAAAAAAABNg/rZ1NB9Y17h8/s400/chiller_theatre.jpg[/url])



Wow, cool!  I'm getting a tattoo of the Poster art from Cannibal Holocaust.
The pictures involves a Woman and a  wooden........anyway!!! >:D
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 26, 2010, 05:03:28 PM
Seems to be working now.  Wish we'd gotten Chiller Theater in Chicago.  Oh well.  At least we also had Svengali.  Couldn't find a vid for him.


Chiller was a big part of my life, growing up in New York.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Scatter on August 26, 2010, 05:03:35 PM

Wow, cool!  I'm getting a tattoo of the Poster art from Cannibal Holocaust.
The pictures involves a Woman and a  wooden........anyway!!! >:D

LOL!! Yeah, I remember that movie Mars!!
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2020, 09:22:36 PM
Mine didnt care for it.They often wondered what happened to me and why I was into this stuff. As I aged I never gave them any trouble with drugs drinking or being a trouble maker.I explained thats what monsters did for me and them.

Good for you!

 8)
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 03, 2020, 12:52:34 AM
My father was 50, when I was born, and I grew up in the 1960s, when there was a lot of Monster media out there. My mother bought me a Munster Lunchbox to take to school, and she was fond of Boris Karloff and Vincent price. My father wasn't from this country, so he really knew little about monster movies. However he was very fond of Disney, and we went to Disneyland every year. maybe because he was from Central America, he was quite a fan of the original Pirates of the carribean attraction, and The Haunted mansion, which he called "the Enchanted House". Since he was a physician, he kept some medical curiosities, including an actual Skeleton that once hung in his office. When he was closing down his office, I asked for the Skeleton, which he gave me.   
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: taha93 on February 03, 2020, 01:41:00 PM
My dad didn't liked these kind of films until he saw Godzilla and after that i remember we watched ever monster movies like jusrassic world and king kong and single film changed his perception and he enjoyed watching monster films apart from king fu lol.
Title: Re: Your Parents' Attitude Towards All Things Monster
Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2020, 12:03:43 PM
My very old school father strongly discouraged my interest in monsters with a view to protecting me from the nightmares which he himself got as a youngster back in the old country listening to the tales old women would tell to scare kids.

Similarly, he hated finks/weird-ohs. I guess he thought those were undignified and would reflect badly with other parents or something like that.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/RatFinktransfer2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/RatFinktransfer3.jpg)

Therefore when I bought a Revell Brother Rat Fink T-Shirt Iron-On Transfer like the Rat Fink one above at Seven Mile Hobby Shop in Detroit in the summer of 1964(?) and successfully applied it to one of my T-shirts, my father took one look at it, confiscated it and used it for a rag in the garage. Very sad. The same fate befell the Rat Fink sweatshirt I ordered up and received from "Big Daddy" Roth's shop in the winter of 1965-66.

For whatever reason my father though wasn't opposed to my purchasing Creepy and Eerie magazines. I think he regarded that as a step up from my buying comics which he collectively dismissed as "monkeys".

Curiously though my mother seemed to better understand the desires within young boys. She wasn't opposed to me getting the Great Garloo or one of the Aurora monster model kits I was admiring at the Kresge store downtown in 1962-63. She was just opposed to spending the money.

 :-\