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Who Are the Next Titans of the Imagination?

Earlier this week Ray Harryhausen passed away. There was a wealth of coverage all over the media, and as expected, the fan community expressed a lot of appreciation and a sense of loss with his passing. But this has got me wondering. In the past I interviewed Paul Davids who produced the documentary The Sci-Fi […]

The AckerMonster Chronicles!: A Review

I recently received a review copy of The AckerMonster Chronicles!, a documentary on the life of Forrest J. Ackerman. What else is there to learn that hasn't been said already about this man who made a career out of being a fan of the fantastic, as well as being a literary agent and an influence […]

Paul Davids and The Strange Case of Forrest J. Ackerman

A while ago I came across an article online by Paul Davids from FATE magazine (Sep.-Oct. 2010) titled "THE ACKERMAN ENIGMA: The Strange Case of Forrest J. Ackerman." The article brought together a number of elements of interest, from the late horror culture icon Forrest J. Ackerman to the paranormal. Since I had interacted with […]

Philip Kim: Famous Monsters of Filmland Back For a New Generation of Fans

Like many people of my generation and older who love monsters, one of the magazines that nurtured this passion when I was a kid was Famous Monsters of Filmland started by the late Forrest J. Ackerman. The magazine had its ups and downs over the years, but it is back, not only in terms of […]

Forrest J. Ackerman: Horror Fandom Icon Passes Away

The horror subculture and decades of monster kids mourn as news of the passing of Forrest J. Ackerman circulates in the media. As his legion of fans, old and young, are keenly aware, Forry was extremely influential in the rise of the horror subculture, and in the production of specialized magazines devoted to it, through […]

Paul Davids: Sci-Fi Boys and the Pied Pipers of the Imagination

A while ago I was channel surfing and came across a late night showing of a great documentary film called The Sci-Fi Boys. I have commented on this film previously, which documents the tremendous influence of the films of Ray Harryhausen and the publishing work of Forrest J. Ackerman on several generations of young people. […]

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