The North Door
"...That's also roughly the same time a lot of kids discovered another defining brain-warper, Forrest Ackerman's legendary Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Between monthly doses of Forry, Aurora kits for classic movie monsters like the Wolfman and the Mummy (my personal favorite was always the Forgotten Prisoner of Castel-Maré -- who was this guy? And how horrible was it that he'd been forgotten, in some castel, until there was nothing left but bones and bits of rotted garments? Yeech! But cool..."
"...Turner is Beverly Sutphin, a suburban Baltimore all-American mom with an endless smile and a penchant for murdering those people who stand in her way (sometimes they're not even standing in her way; sometimes they're just… standing there). With a nuclear family made up of hubby Waterston, daughter Lake, and son Lillard (in a typical Waters touch, he's a gorehound -- a full set of vintage Aurora monster model kits deck his bedside wall and Herschell Gordon Lewis posters adorn his room)..."
"...Of course, if you want the finest in paranoid fantasies, get your vaccinations and head over to Prison Planet, where performance artist Alex Jones and his supporting cast has been claiming that the attack was a false flag operation, whereby the United Nations staged the whole thing so they can take your guns mumble mumble Agenda 21 mumble mumble water purification kits mumble...."
"...Set against the background of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, at a time when the world found itself in the midst of a cold war grown suddenly all too hot, Joe Dante's (The Howling, Gremlins) Matinee is a fondly humorous look back at the last gasp of America's innocence, being a kid, and, in particular, Monster Movies. Any kid who came of age in the Sixties or even the early Seventies will instantly pick up on all the period artifacts Dante has peppered his film with: Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, those terrific Aurora plastic monster kits, Lenny Bruce LPs, fallout shelters, and Saturday matinees..."
"...Aurora Plastics Company1am, Hideout Named after a firm that created monster movie kits in the late Sixties, Aurora Plastics Company is Anne Heller and Lars Nilsen, often with guest musicians. Together for more than 10 years, the pair produces sculptures of sound nearly indescribable, but always challenging, as on their Crunchy Food/Bobby J Records release Low Noise..."
"...The front part of Sfanthor is crammed to bursting with the Bustis' voluminous collection of silver-age Marvel comics, a complete run of Forrest J. Ackerman's seminal monster magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, vintage Aurora plastic monster model kits, and rack upon rack of genre- and Austin-themed T-shirts (items from local Pallbearer Press are on prominent display)..."