Merry Christmas and Happys Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, or whatever it is you celebrate as an excuse to get free stuff! We here at Slammed & Damned are hoping you’re having a wonderful holiday.
So far, my Christmas has been oh so merry. Among the gifts under the tree were a couple of extremely cool horror-related books. Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory is an amazingly in-depth look at, well, Universal Studios’ legacy of horror. Frankenstein, Dracula, the Mummy, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, and many, many more are detailed here. Mallory covers the histories of these characters in front of the camera and behind the scenes, as well as the actors and filmmakers responsible for some of the best horror flicks ever made.
I also received Hammer Glamour by Marcus Hearn. Full of new interviews and lush photos of the gorgeous ladies from the legendary Hammer Studios horror films, this is probably the horror gift of the season—if not the decade. Actually, I gave this as a gift to a friend, but I couldn’t justify buying a copy for myself. Lesson learned: It pays to give. Remember, pay it forward and you’ll receive a book full of beautiful, scantily clad British horror babes!
Oh well, I need to get back to the festivities. The wrapping paper and empty boxes aren’t going to throw themselves away. I just wanted to steal away for a few minutes and wish you, my dear readers, a very happy holiday. Check back soon for the final installment of my interview with maestro of mayhem Rolfe Kanefsky. I have a few other things on the burner as well, but that’s all for now. As you can imagine, I have some reading to do.