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Title: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: scottstoybox007 on November 20, 2011, 02:55:02 PM
Recently, I made a post on another forum and made mention to the fact that I considered myself a "Monsterkid". I was told that Monsterkids were a product of the 60's and that I was ineligible to use the term to describe myself. LOL!

I was, in fact, born in '72 and grew up watching the monsters on TV's Dr. Paul Bearer and Creature Features. I built all the old Aurora's (my first was a square box glow Frankenstein Aurora) and owned the AHI's, Remco's, and even the Mego Monsters. I read the Famous Monsters of Filmland mags and my favorite books from the school Library were the good old Crestwood books. I love monsters and consider myself a Monsterkid. But what's the official word? What is the criteria for membership?
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: michblk on November 20, 2011, 03:16:55 PM
I think that would qualify you! IMO there are generations of Monster Kids.

BK
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: raycastile on November 20, 2011, 04:13:39 PM
Originally, "Monster Kid" did refer to the generation that grew up during the late 50s through the 60s.  Some of us 70s kids didn't like that.  Eventually the definition loosened up to include us.  Then younger fans started exhibiting characteristics associated with monster kidness. The term continued to evolve until it came to include anyone who appreciates classic horror and classic monsters, to the extent that it becomes part of their personality, part of the way they see the world.  I think also they need to be able to have fun with it.  Having a scholarly interest in Murnau or Mary Shelley does not make you a monster kid.  It doesn't exclude you, but there needs to be something to justify the word "kid." 
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on November 20, 2011, 05:04:13 PM
Back in the fifties, during the Cold War,  there was a period known as the "Red Scare." Almost everyone, it seems, was suspected of being a Communist infiltrator/sympathizer.  This led to the HUAC (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) hearings in Congress.  Thousands of people were subpoenaed to testify regarding their patriotism and/or political affiliations--and those of people they knew.

There was another 1950s Congressional committee. HUMAC (House Universal Monster Activities Committee).
Their hearings were part of the lesser known "Green Scare." a period where many people were suspected of being monsters and/or monster sympathizers.

These hearings included such interrogations as the following:

Were you ever--or are you now--a kid?

Did you ever--or do you now--like monsters?

Have you ever--or do you now attend--Horror movie conventions?

Have you owned--or do you now own-- any monster replicas as produced by Aurora; Revell;  Polar Lights; or some garage-kit fellow-traveler?

Do you subscribe to--or have you read any periodicals such as: Fangoria; Rue Morgue; Famous Monsters of Filmland; Creepy; Eerie; Tales from the Crypt; or Scary Monsters?

Do you now--or have you ever-- stayed awake past 10:30 PM to watch horror movies on TV?

Are you now--or have you ever logged on to www.universalmonsterarmy.com? (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?)

Do you recognize any of the following names:  Elvira; Penny Dreadful; John Stanley; Bob Wilkins; Count Gore DeVol; Count Floyd; Mr. Lobo; Dr Shocker; Zacherly; Dr Gangreen; Uncle Forry (4-E or 4ST); Ormsby; Svengoolie; Joe Bob Briggs; Ghoulardi; Chilly Billy Carlile; or Dan Roebuck?

So, If you answered "Yes" to more than two of the above questions, you would have been considered a Monster Kid by the HUMAC, a committee of the US Congress.

Guess that makes you official.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 20, 2011, 06:47:47 PM
The '20s & '30s Monsterkids were the First Generation. People like my mom and dad, who grew up watching the original monsters as they were released. Forry Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, etc. Kids in the '40s & '50s were the 2nd Generation. They saw the 2nd phase of monsters, and saw the originals in theaters in spook-show re-releases and in the first of TV horror hosts. The '60s & '70s saw the great revival, with even more TV exposure, merchandise galore, and the 3rd Genners were spoiled rotten! We even got the great horror revival, spearheaded by "The Exorcist," "Jaws," and "Carrie." The 4th Genners of the '80s & '90s saw the homevid revolution and the slow death of many of the old traditions (monster double-features, grindhouses & drive-ins, monster toys). But, they got to see the booming of garage kits, monster cons, and bad girl art. We're on the 5th Genners now (2000s & 2010s). We've got all kinds of new formats, a new monster boom, new "classic" monsters (Freddy, Jason, Michael, Pinhead, Leatherface, Evil Dead, Zombies, et al), and people who are staring at an unknown future full of potentially dreadful remakes of EVERYTHING! But, we've got more similarities than differences, from where I sit. However, it'll be a sad day when the last person who can recall seeing "Dracula" or "Frankenstein" in a theater in 1931 passes from this mortal coil.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 20, 2011, 06:52:30 PM
Back in the fifties, during the Cold War,  there was a period known as the "Red Scare." Almost everyone, it seems, was suspected of being a Communist infiltrator/sympathizer.  This led to the HUAC (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) hearings in Congress.  Thousands of people were subpoenaed to testify regarding their patriotism and/or political affiliations--and those of people they knew.

There was another 1950s Congressional committee. HUMAC (House Universal Monster Activities Committee).
Their hearings were part of the lesser known "Green Scare." a period where many people were suspected of being monsters and/or monster sympathizers.

These hearings included such interrogations as the following:

Were you ever--or are you now--a kid?

Did you ever--or do you now--like monsters?

Have you ever--or do you now attend--Horror movie conventions?

Have you owned--or do you now own-- any monster replicas as produced by Aurora; Revell;  Polar Lights; or some garage-kit fellow-traveler?

Do you subscribe to--or have you read any periodicals such as: Fangoria; Rue Morgue; Famous Monsters of Filmland; Creepy; Eerie; Tales from the Crypt; or Scary Monsters?

Do you now--or have you ever-- stayed awake past 10:30 PM to watch horror movies on TV?

Are you now--or have you ever logged on to [url=http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?]www.universalmonsterarmy.com?[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?[/url])

Do you recognize any of the following names:  Elvira; Penny Dreadful; John Stanley; Bob Wilkins; Count Gore DeVol; Count Floyd; Mr. Lobo; Dr Shocker; Zacherly; Dr Gangreen; Uncle Forry (4-E or 4ST); Ormsby; Svengoolie; Joe Bob Briggs; Ghoulardi; Chilly Billy Carlile; or Dan Roebuck?

So, If you answered "Yes" to more than two of the above questions, you would have been considered a Monster Kid by the HUMAC, a committee of the US Congress.

Guess that makes you official.



What he said ;)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: scottstoybox007 on November 20, 2011, 07:05:16 PM
I gotta tell you guys...  when I posted this, I knew I always considered myself a Monster Kid. Shoot, I was practically weened into monsters by my Grandfather (who had an uncanny resemblance to Bela Lugosi) who used to sit with me and leaf through the pages of Denis Gifford's "A Pictorial History of Horror Movies". I remember the first time I heard "Famous Monsters Speak!" and "An Evening with Boris Karloff". Your responses have been classic! Fester's had me rolling! I guess we are definitely Monster Kids, regardless of generation!

Awesome thread, guys! Keep 'em coming!

Scott
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on November 20, 2011, 07:28:41 PM
I was practically weened into monsters by my Grandfather (who had an uncanny resemblance to Bela Lugosi)


Funny . . . My grandfather looked a lot like Peter Lorre!

By the way:
If you enjoy Lio . . . . most definitely you are a Monster Kid.
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9161/largeimagelio101010.gif)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 20, 2011, 08:23:51 PM
By the way:
If you enjoy Lio . . . . most definitely you are a Monster Kid.
([url]http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9161/largeimagelio101010.gif[/url])

I not only enjoy "Lio," I find myself frequently defending it from fundamentalist extremists who accuse it of being evil and Satanic, and are seeking to get it removed from The Charlotte Observer!!!
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 20, 2011, 08:24:26 PM
([url]http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9161/largeimagelio101010.gif[/url])

I keep waiting for Mark to reveal Lio's mother is some sort of monster, to explain his "eccentricities."
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on November 20, 2011, 09:15:22 PM
There have been a couple of cartoons that show Lio visiting his mom's grave.

(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/8274/imgsrvgocomicscom.gif) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/510/imgsrvgocomicscom.gif/)

This might explain a lot.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 20, 2011, 09:29:34 PM
There have been a couple of cartoons that show Lio visiting his mom's grave.
The Observer picked up Lio after the start of its run, so maybe I missed those. I need to start picking up the strip collections.
Thanks for the info, Fester.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Mcdee on November 20, 2011, 11:10:32 PM
Born in 1953...Grew up watching all the Universal Monsters on Shock Theatre...
Bought and built all the Aurora Monster Models in the 60's...
Loved Monsters then ...and Still do today!....Still watch the  old Horror Movies...
Still Play with Monster Models and Monster Toys...
Mondter Kid?...Hell YA !!!
Mcdee
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 21, 2011, 12:55:31 AM
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Y'know, I saw that one, and it completely slipped my mind. Great, I'm already taking old fart vitamins, and I've still got short-term memory ... short-term memory ... um, whatchamacallit.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on November 21, 2011, 01:51:56 AM
Y'know, I saw that one, and it completely slipped my mind. Great, I'm already taking old fart vitamins, and I've still got short-term memory ... short-term memory ... um, whatchamacallit.

I usually call it CRS syndrome.

Can't Remember Squat.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Jscareshock on November 21, 2011, 03:05:39 PM
Yeah, I am a Baby Boomer and I was told that only baby Boomers could be Monster Kids.  I have to disagree with that.  I think that if you're here you're a Monster Kid.  You can quibble about first generation or second generation etc but, basically, if you're here you qualify.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 21, 2011, 05:56:51 PM
I'm pretty sure we all QUALIFY as Monsterkid(s).
We are most definitely products of that, term. So...........



                                                   Tag!!!! You're a MONSTERKID. Boo-yahhhh!


Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Zombiology on November 21, 2011, 06:09:17 PM
Yeah, I am a Baby Boomer and I was told that only baby Boomers could be Monster Kids.  I have to disagree with that.  I think that if you're here you're a Monster Kid.  You can quibble about first generation or second generation etc but, basically, if you're here you qualify.

I agree.  It may have started out for one particular generation but we are growing bigger (..and will soon take over the world!!!)
In fact, baby boomer originally started out 1946-1956 when the school population started shrinking again but then included more and more years as time went on as it became to represent a lifestyle and a common thread of what it was believed to represent by a certain culture.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 21, 2011, 07:10:59 PM
A "generation" is defined as 20 years. The Baby Boomers are '46-'66. My brother was born in '46, I was born in '62. We're both considered Boomers. My sister was born in '44; she's not.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on November 26, 2011, 09:15:57 PM
I always thought a generation was 10yrs? But any hoot I'll be 63 in a few months and I've always been a monster kid! Bye the way I'm also called a 49er have been born in 1949. ;D
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 27, 2011, 03:00:57 AM
A generation is actually defined as the average time between a woman's birth and her at age at the birth of her first child. So, the period actually fluctuates, depending on demographics. For Baby Boomers, I just read it's now considered 18 years: 1946-64. For the Greatest Generation (a.k.a. the Silent Generation), it's 20 years: 1925-45. For Generation X, it's 1965-1982. Generation Y is 1983-2000. 2001-present has been called the "Millennials." Thus endeth the lesson.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on November 27, 2011, 02:55:27 PM
Your own mileage may vary. 

In some trailer parks and much of Appalachia, a generation as defined by Count-Zirock might be as short as 12 or 13 years. ::)

Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 27, 2011, 08:01:40 PM
Or most 3rd world countries. As I said, it depends on demographics. In Germany, for instance, new data suggests the current median generation spans 30 years! Oh, and it's not my definition. I'm neither an anthropologist or a sociologist. I simply looked up the accepted definition. Generally speaking, the average is 18-20 years.
 
I think it's safe to say Boomers are certainly in the generally accepted "Monsterkid" range. But, there are cycles that seem to suggest spurts in monster popularity. The Dracula/vampire resurgance of the late-'70s and early-'90s, for instance.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Count_Zirock on November 27, 2011, 08:06:53 PM
In fact, the monster resurgance of the early 1990s spawned quite a few big-studio monster films. "Interview With the Vampire," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Wolf," and "Mary Shelly's Frankenstein," to name the major ones. This lead to new monster kits, toys, and a renewed interest in the old classics by new fans.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: pylgrym on June 07, 2012, 11:59:40 AM
Born in 1950; check. Saw Disney FANTASIA Re Release in theater, 1956; check. Owned no TV until 1957; check. (St. Louis, MO TV station buys Universal Monster Movies package; check.) See FRANKENSTEIN an KING KONG in 1957; check. Bought FAMOUS MONSTERS of FILMLAND Issue No. 4, 1959 and the MONSTERKID was born! CHECK! Ordered SHOCK MONSTER mask from captain Co., 1959 - just in time for Fourth Grade in-school Halloween parade!! CCHHEECCKK!! . . . . Skip eleventh grade Track practice in high school to catch "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" on TV; Check!
'
Was I a Monsterkid? One of millions!
'
pEEgEE
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: MissDrac on June 07, 2012, 05:40:45 PM
I consider any man or woman who grew up watching these movies and collects as a Monster Kid!
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Dr. Jitters on June 07, 2012, 06:28:35 PM
David Colton (associated with the Classic Horror Film Board, and a great writer) coined the phrase.
His post archived at the link below says it all:
http://gammillustrations.bizland.com/mk_reg/colton_mk.html (http://gammillustrations.bizland.com/mk_reg/colton_mk.html)

 :)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Sean on June 07, 2012, 08:39:39 PM
Running home from school and blowing off a kickball game to watch Sci-Fi week at 4pm... Begging your dad to glue your Aurora models together the minute he gets home from work---but NOT to attach them to the bases because you want to PLAY with them... Getting that monster bucket of popcorn so you could store your trading cards in it... Getting mad everytime the shoot Kong off the Empire St Bldg---as if one of these times he'll win... getting the Slurpees fro 7-11 because they are monster souvenir cups... having your favorite L'il Rascals be the one with the Spook House... going to get your haircut at Terry's, then going to Steve's Soda Shop for an ice cream float and the latest FM... staring at the mirror making Wolf Man faces with your lower teeth jutting out... hating when it was cold on Halloween that your mom made you wear a coat, KILLING the 'realism' of your Ben Cooper Frankenstein costume----cus otherwise people would have thought you were really Frankenstein's monster even though you were 4 feet tall....

Yeah.  I'm a monster kid.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Monster Bob on June 07, 2012, 09:01:57 PM


I consider myself a Monstuh Chile.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: missdead13 on June 10, 2012, 08:17:26 PM
Back in the fifties, during the Cold War,  there was a period known as the "Red Scare." Almost everyone, it seems, was suspected of being a Communist infiltrator/sympathizer.  This led to the HUAC (House UnAmerican Activities Committee) hearings in Congress.  Thousands of people were subpoenaed to testify regarding their patriotism and/or political affiliations--and those of people they knew.

There was another 1950s Congressional committee. HUMAC (House Universal Monster Activities Committee).
Their hearings were part of the lesser known "Green Scare." a period where many people were suspected of being monsters and/or monster sympathizers.

These hearings included such interrogations as the following:

Were you ever--or are you now--a kid?




Did you ever--or do you now--like monsters?

Have you ever--or do you now attend--Horror movie conventions?

Have you owned--or do you now own-- any monster replicas as produced by Aurora; Revell;  Polar Lights; or some garage-kit fellow-traveler?

Do you subscribe to--or have you read any periodicals such as: Fangoria; Rue Morgue; Famous Monsters of Filmland; Creepy; Eerie; Tales from the Crypt; or Scary Monsters?

Do you now--or have you ever-- stayed awake past 10:30 PM to watch horror movies on TV?

Are you now--or have you ever logged on to [url=http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?]www.universalmonsterarmy.com?[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?[/url])

Do you recognize any of the following names:  Elvira; Penny Dreadful; John Stanley; Bob Wilkins; Count Gore DeVol; Count Floyd; Mr. Lobo; Dr Shocker; Zacherly; Dr Gangreen; Uncle Forry (4-E or 4ST); Ormsby; Svengoolie; Joe Bob Briggs; Ghoulardi; Chilly Billy Carlile; or Dan Roebuck?

So, If you answered "Yes" to more than two of the above questions, you would have been considered a Monster Kid by the HUMAC, a committee of the US Congress.

Guess that makes you official.


wow. are you spying on me through a small hole in the wall er sumthin'??  you just described me , in such utter detail, it almost scared me !!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on June 10, 2012, 08:59:45 PM
wow. are you spying on me through a small hole in the wall er sumthin'??  you just described me , in such utter detail, it almost scared me !!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Bwahahaha!

We're coming to get you Barbara!


Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain . . .
 ::)



Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: missdead13 on June 11, 2012, 12:11:23 AM
Bwahahaha!

We're coming to get you Barbara!


Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain . . .
 ::)


(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s366/missdead1313/norman.jpg)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on June 11, 2012, 01:23:16 AM
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6058/psycho17spanw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/psycho17spanw.jpg/)
They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, "Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly..."
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: missdead13 on June 11, 2012, 01:51:34 AM
Eeeekk !!!!  =0
(http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s366/missdead1313/bates-motel-gif.gif)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Fester on June 11, 2012, 10:47:25 AM
Looks like a great place for a convention!
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Jethro on June 11, 2012, 01:57:37 PM
I think that if you grew up on monsters, no matter what time period, you qualify as a monsterkid especially if you watch a monster movie and it reminds you of being a kid again.
Most of the stuff I have in my "monster room" is there because it reminds me of my childhood.
I look at FM #35 I have displayed and it reminds me of seeing a monster mag for the first time.  My cousin and brother had it at the house I grew up in in the 60's.
Watching "It, Terror from Beyond Space", "The Brain that would'nt Die" reminds me of my mom and dad comming home at nite after being out and I would wake up and they would let me watch these movies with the sitter before she went home.
She also bought me my first Aurora model, The Huchback for my birthday-47 years ago and remember it to this day.
I am a monsterkid!
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Hepcat on June 11, 2012, 02:16:45 PM
Were you ever--or are you now--a kid?

Did you ever--or do you now--like monsters?

Have you ever--or do you now attend--Horror movie conventions?

Have you owned--or do you now own-- any monster replicas as produced by Aurora; Revell;  Polar Lights; or some garage-kit fellow-traveler?

Do you subscribe to--or have you read any periodicals such as: Fangoria; Rue Morgue; Famous Monsters of Filmland; Creepy; Eerie; Tales from the Crypt; or Scary Monsters?

Do you now--or have you ever-- stayed awake past 10:30 PM to watch horror movies on TV?

Are you now--or have you ever logged on to [url=http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?]www.universalmonsterarmy.com?[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com?[/url])

Do you recognize any of the following names:  Elvira; Penny Dreadful; John Stanley; Bob Wilkins; Count Gore DeVol; Count Floyd; Mr. Lobo; Dr Shocker; Zacherly; Dr Gangreen; Uncle Forry (4-E or 4ST); Ormsby; Svengoolie; Joe Bob Briggs; Ghoulardi; Chilly Billy Carlile; or Dan Roebuck?


Eight out of eight for me. Most I passed with flying colours albeit admittedly I had to think about #6, and then I remembered staying up to view Hammer Films' Conqueror Worm sometime there back in the seventies!

 ;)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Hepcat on June 06, 2020, 12:55:07 PM
Recently, I made a post on another forum and made mention to the fact that I considered myself a "Monsterkid". I was told that Monsterkids were a product of the 60's and that I was ineligible to use the term to describe myself. LOL!

I was, in fact, born in '72 and grew up watching the monsters on TV's Dr. Paul Bearer and Creature Features. I built all the old Aurora's (my first was a square box glow Frankenstein Aurora) and owned the AHI's, Remco's, and even the Mego Monsters. I read the Famous Monsters of Filmland mags and my favorite books from the school Library were the good old Crestwood books. I love monsters and consider myself a Monsterkid. But what's the official word? What is the criteria for membership?

Well my vote anyway is in your favour!

 8)
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: BigShadow on June 14, 2020, 06:05:45 PM
I've heard many people argue over this.  My opinion is that if you were a kid (under 18) and loved monsters, then your a Monster Kid.  If your an adult (over 18) and love monsters, then guess what?  Your a Monster Kid.  A Monster Kid isn't attached to a particular year or time frame.  It's a state of mind.  It's how you act and what you enjoy.  For 8 hours a day I'm an adult at work.  But when I get home it's model kits, monster movies, monster magazines, comic books, and general monster fun.  That's a monster kid.  Heck, even at work I plant the monster seed in people.  Even got a few of the younger (20's) co-workers to enjoy the classics.  Hey, it's a start.  So when I hear somebody referred to as or consider themselves a Monster Kid, I know its a state of mind and not their age.
So...Monster-Kid-On...
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 15, 2020, 11:57:11 AM
Monster kids rule at any age.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on June 21, 2020, 08:56:32 PM
Well, I'm currently only 21 and my Username implies I'm a "Monster Kid".
Though, I don't reaaaaaaaaaalllyyyyy consider myself that. But, the username just came to me. Not too much thought in it.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2020, 01:01:40 AM
I don't reaaaaaaaaaalllyyyyy consider myself that.

You are.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: BigShadow on June 22, 2020, 05:55:09 AM
Speaking of Monster Kids.  I have two nieces, 4 and 2, that I'm going to start introducing classic monsters too when they're about 7 or 8 years old.  That was about the age I saw my first classic monster movie, Dracula (1931), which got me hooked for life.  I'll definitely start them off with the Universal Monster movies, then go from there.  if I can get just one of them hooked I'd be happy, lol. 
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Hepcat on June 22, 2020, 09:24:46 AM
Speaking of Monster Kids.  I have two nieces, 4 and 2, that I'm going to start introducing classic monsters too when they're about 7 or 8 years old.  That was about the age I saw my first classic monster movie, Dracula (1931), which got me hooked for life.  I'll definitely start them off with the Universal Monster movies, then go from there.

Me I'd recommend Hammer's Lust for a Vampire:

(https://i0.wp.com/moviesandmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lust-for-a-vampire-hammer-poster1.jpg?resize=507%2C351)

 thrhrt
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2020, 09:55:43 AM
Me I'd recommend Hammer's Lust for a Vampire:

For a 7 yr old? Shirley, you jest?
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2020, 10:09:27 AM
Me I'd recommend Hammer's Lust for a Vampire:

(https://i0.wp.com/moviesandmania.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/lust-for-a-vampire-hammer-poster1.jpg?resize=507%2C351)

 thrhrt

I was about eight years old when I first witnessed this awesome Hammer film. It was playing at a local Drive-in.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2020, 12:42:44 PM
I was about eight years old when I first witnessed this awesome Hammer film.

That would have been the censored version, though. Right?
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2020, 12:57:20 PM
That would have been the censored version, though. Right?

If I recall. There were copious amounts of Nudity, even shown at the drive-in.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2020, 02:05:21 PM
If I recall. There were copious amounts of Nudity, even shown at the drive-in.

Oh yeah! That was after they started the rating system.
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 23, 2020, 11:17:05 AM
Oh yeah! That was after they started the rating system.

I also remember seeing Jackson County Jail(1976) at age ten. Also at the drive in .There were a couple of scenes that are not for the young.🙄
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: Hepcat on June 23, 2020, 12:59:37 PM
I don't understand how anybody might see a problem with Lust for a Vampire.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51GP%2ByW%2BMAL._AC_.jpg)

Looks good to me from just about every angle.

 :-\
Title: Re: "Monsterkid" Who is eligible for the term?
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 23, 2020, 09:21:27 PM
I don't understand how anybody might see a problem with Lust for a Vampire.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51GP%2ByW%2BMAL._AC_.jpg)

Looks good to me from just about every angle.

 :-\

Indeed.😉