Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Cracked Monsters Lens

Going through some old Cracked Monster Party issues and found this wonderfully corny little feature called The Cracked Monsters Lens. Anyone remember Monster Party? I feel like I'm the only one who ever owned any issues. I remember the first time I stumbled upon Monster Party. As a young horror fan and a young reader of Cracked Magazine finding something with the words "Cracked" and "Monster Party" on it at the grocery store in 1988 was almost too exciting for my seven year old self to handle. 

Looking at this Cracked Monsters Lens feature I'm surprised at some of the movie choices, Godzilla and Frankenstein are obvious choices, but I never thought I'd see images from Deranged or Teenage Frankenstein in there as well. Or The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant. Or Frankenstein Conquers The World. The first one is driving me nuts, I know I've seen the movie with that Gator-head creature but I can't remember what it's from.

These actually aren't from the official Monster Party magazine that debuted in 1988, I believe Cracked did a yearly Monster Party issue for several years before they made it a regular magazine. This was the 1987 Cracked Digest II - Monster Party issue. 

Click to make bigger. Prepare to laugh.



I loved these! Actually I loved the CRACKED magazine of that era overall. I actually liked it better than MAD...

Spookywolffe said...

Pretty sure the Alligator Person is from "The Alligator People", which was a much better flick than it shoulda been!!

phelpster said...

Al - Glad you enjoyed them, I've got plenty more I'll post soon.

Spooky - Thanks, yeah Gator guy shows up in another issue that actually mentions Alligator People as the name of the movie. Looks sweet, I'll need to check it out.


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