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Monster Mag

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: Publication.

UK oversize Cinema poster magazine printed on slick paper. Publisher: Top Sellers Limited. Editors: Jan and Roger Cook to #14; Dez Skinn thereafter. 17 numbered issues from 1973 to 1976.

An early Splatter Movie publication, Monster Mag carried brief one- to three-page articles on such then-current films as The Exorcist (1973) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), or film notables such as Peter Cushing. Christopher Lee (1922-2015) appeared on the cover more frequently than any other performer. When unfolded, the magazine contained a 24" x 36" poster, usually from a Hammer Films production. Thanks to the graphic content, an "Adults Only" label was imposed; the magazine was printed outside the UK, and #2 was seized by UK Customs and destroyed; it was not reprinted until the 1990s. As usual with such poster-content titles, intact copies are not easy to find. [GSt/DRL]

see also: Media Magazines.

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