ALL PULP NEWSSTAND BULLDOG EDITION 5/5/11
LEGENDARY WRITER TELLS LEGENDARY MONSTER STORY!
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, the Uncut Edition
Okay, my fellow monster fans, the time has come. This is the secret project I’ve been teasing about for the past few months. I’m writing a vintage-style “filmbook” treatment (in other words, a pulpy prose version) of the classic Universal movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man for Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine!
The stunningly glorious cover was painted by the incomparable Joe Jusko. My version of the story is adapted from Curt Siodmak’s original screenplay, containing several scenes that were cut from the released film. In my filmbook, Bela Lugosi’s Frankenstein Monster is blind, and will speak, as Siodmak intended. Think of it as a “Director’s Cut” of a long-cherished monster movie.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man was the second Frankenstein film I ever saw–and also was my first encounter with the Wolf Man–when I was six years old. This movie altered my DNA and I’ve never been the same since.Of course, getting to write the filmbook for FM is extraordinarily thrilling. I was sick a lot as a little kid and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine served as a sort of security blanket for me every dreaded time I went to the doctor’s office. FM never, ever failed to make me feel better.
Many thanks to Phil, Jessie, and Joe. Couldn’t have done this without you.
I can hardly describe the sense of joy I have for being involved in my favorite childhood magazine, as well as taking a small part in the Universal Monsters saga, my favorite fictional universe.
This project is a dream come true for both Joe and myself. Hope you’ll join us.
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Interviews with Powel and Jusko coming soon to ALL PULP!