Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Monster and the Statue

It’s alive--- again! Yep… been a long long time since Dick Briefer’s Frankenstein stalked the haunted halls of THOIA, so to correct this inexcusable error in terror I’ve dedicated the entire weekend to everyone’s favorite lumbering monstrosity.

From the March 1952 issue of Frankenstein #18








Be sure to come back tomorrow for another Frankenstein tale from the earlier, cartoonier era of Dick Briefer’s entertaining creation. And for more Frankenstein than you could ever possibly handle, always visit Pierre's most brilliant Frankensteinia blog.

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Dig this mind-blowing photo from the Naked Hollywood photo collection by Weegee. And if you love pix like this then do not miss the great posts over at Greenbriar Picture Shows called “The Pair That Curled Your Hair” featuring more Frankenstein / Dracula marquee movie madness!

9 comments:

Emby Quinn said...

Never come between a man and his Realdoll™.

Seriously, though, great story.

Mr. Cavin said...

Ha. Interesting Realdoll story from Japan right here.

Man, Dick Briefer's a genius. Look how he managed to populate this story with actual characters, rather than archetypes. Found room for natural conversations that still manage to perpetuate the plot. His stuff, writing-wise, was just head-and-shoulders above that of his peers.

Though Mr. Briefer's Frankenstein sure seems to have a yen for sculpture and mannequins and things. It's a brilliant idea, but he used it a lot. Or maybe just twice.

Anonymous said...

HOW ABOUT POSTING A BREIFER FRANKENSTIEN STORY AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH? MAN THESE ARE SO DAMN GOOD.

LOVE THE PHOTO TOO. I NEVER FEEL THAT KIND OF EXCITEMENT GOING INTO A THEATRE THESE DAYS EVEN WITH ALL THE MOVIE PROMOTIONS THAT FILL LOBBYS

silvano said...

Briefer's Frankenstein kicks ass both in his "serious" and his funny versions ; this is one of the finest examples .
Thanks for sharing !

Horror pariah said...

"No beds!" first thing that came to my mind when reading this when i saw the old couple,just like the OLD DARK HOUSE(1932),also love the scene of the monster just reclining on the floor.As for Briefer re-using plots,he did it a lot,but it never really got repetitive,some were wildly different in tone and execution,according to Don Glut,he even rewrote his funny stories into horror stories and vice versa!.love to see a side-to-side comparison some time,so i second All-caps's request for one story a month.

Karswell said...

Thanks for stopping by people, more Frankenstein on Sunday, and starting Monday it's 5 days o'Journeys into Unknown Worlds, Atlas style... a big mix of horror and horror sci-fi, Mon - Fri.

bye!

Anonymous said...

love Briefer frankenstein, both versions are so different but equally excellent. will have to check your archives for the other stories you said you posted before

next week sounds good too, Atlas is the best stuff I think........

Karswell said...

>will have to check your archives

You can check the comments on today's (Sunday) post for the quick links... of course you can also use the easy breezy search engine at the top of this blog to find them too since I unfortunantly don't tag.

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The Vicar of VHS said...

I just finished reading Frankenstein: A Cultural History, which said quite a bit about Briefer's versions of the character. This is a cool story, and the creature is really terrifying, esp. at the end when he goes on his kill-crazy rampage. I found the dialog a little stilted, but I loved the cadaverous denizens of the house and the Monster's motivations for killing. Cool stuff, I'll look forward to more!