This is The Reprobate

This is The Reprobate. And it knows where you live.

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9 comments

  1. I found Reprobate while searching for Raism, finding this bastard font of eclectic wisdom. Virtual thanks for your shite cornucopia and the article on James Havoc. I have a place here.

  2. Just found out about ‘Now A Major Motion Picture’ but you’re sold out!!! Any plans to go to another printing?

  3. I’ve just read your review of the Tod Slaughter biography and you’ve helped to make the decision to get it.
    It’s my birthday next week, and my wife has been asking me to choose something so I will ask her to buy the book for me.
    I’ve heard of Tod throughout my life, but it was only a few years ago that I saw one of his pictures for the first time on ‘Talking Pictures’ I’ve been watching one of his films today on YouTube and they are incredibly entertaining.
    I just googled to see if there was a book on his life and discovered the one you reviewed.
    Thank you.

  4. I just found your site when I googled Al Adamson. You wrote an informative piece about him. My cousin was Tacey Robbins, who was the lead in his movie Psycho-A-GoGo. When I was 14 we visited her in Palm Springs. The house where she was staying belonged to him. I remember him being very nice. When we left, he gave me an autographed poster of what must have been his latest movie, “Halfway to Hell.” He must have been using the stage name Rick Adams briefly, because that’s how he signed it.

  5. Enjoyed the Electric Blue gallery – but would love to read something a bit more in-depth – and what about the incredible story of the feem toon? (see – purepop1uk.blogspot.com/2009/02/cut-loose-stud-leather-story. html [remove the space!]. Scroll down to about halfway through the comments, fascinating stuff.

  6. Really enjoyed the recent article on the glory days of the BBC2 Horror Double Bill. If anyone’s interested, my book ‘Dracula, Frankenstein and Friends’ deals with the lifelong impact the 1977 season had on me. It’s available on Amazon.

    1. Michael, I am reading your wonderful book now. I am a lifelong fan of the horror genre, and since I was born in 1958, I grew up with the Universal Classics and 50s big bug movies through local Creature Features. Even so, I am learning a LOT on the back stories of these films through your book. Plus, it is always intriguing for me as an American to view how Monsterdom is viewed through the British lens. As I get older, the anecdotes that fans share about their travails seeing and loving these movies are just as interesting as the films themselves. I also REALLY enjoy how you connect impressions from the double features to your life as a father, husband, son, and educator. The text also sparkles with the reminiscences you provide about the class structure you experienced growing up, the love for UK football teams, and the occasional references to philosophers like Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. I’ve been looking for a book like this, with a fresh slant on our favorite fiends, for a long time, and you really delivered the goods. I would recommend this book to ANYONE. It is extremely well written without being pedantic. It’s attractive, illustrated with classic and personal photos, and is very affordable. EVERYONE should run, not walk to buy it! Thanks! — Alan Tromp, St. Louis, MO, USA

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