TASCHEN Masterpieces of Fantasy Art 40th Anniversary Edition PRICE DROP

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This incredible book features fantastic art by Frank Frazetta, H.R. Giger, Hildebrandt, Druillet, and many more top tier artists in the realm of fantasy.

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Horror Mike’s 1000 Subscriber Giveaway

NOTICE 6/29/23 – The 1000 subscriber giveaway is now CLOSED. 
Thanks to everyone who entered.

Mike T. Lyddon and Reel Progress LLC are pleased to announce Horror Mike’s 1000 Subscriber Giveaway where you will be entered to WIN one of THREE fantastic prizes just by subscribing to Horror Mike’s Youtube channel!  We have just hit 900 subscribers so we are close to reaching the 1000 subscriber mark.

Three simple steps:

1)Subscribe to the Horror Mike Youtube Channel if you haven’t already done so.
2)Share this blog post or the 1000 subscriber video on one of your social media accounts.
3)Send an email to (admin @ horroranthologymovies.com) with your youtube subscriber name and a link where you shared this post or this video on one of your social media pages.

NOTE: We must be able to verify your subscription through our youtube channel.  Your subscriber name must be visible on our subscriber list.

We will email you your unique number starting from 001.  After we go over 1000 subscribers on the channel, we will have a LIVE drawing on a Friday Night show and the winners will be drawn from a hat during the show.  You do not have to be present to win.  We will contact you if your number was picked.

Every subscriber can participate! International winners will have to pay postage which will be anywhere between $20.00 to $30.00 depending on the item.

No purchase necessary, however, you can increase your chances of winning by buying one of my movies here – horroranthologymovies.com
A purchase gives you an additional number which doubles your chances of winning.

The prizes are as follows –
1)THE INCAL – Brand New Hardbound 316 page MOEBIUS and JODOROWSKY epic sci-fi graphic novel that first appeared in the pages of METAL HURLANT and HEAVY METAL magazines. (retail value $45.00)

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2)HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE ISSUE #2 – MAY 1977.  Rare copy in VG+ condition!  Fantastic Moebius cover features art by Druillet, Corben, Moebius, and more. (market value approx. $40.00)

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3)HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE July 1979 – VG+ copy of a great issue of Heavy Metal magazine with a mezmerizing cover by Richard Corben! (market value approx. $20.00)

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NOTE: All of these books are for ADULTS ONLY, so you must confirm that you are over 18 years old upon winning one of them.



sci-fi horror podcast movies comic books magazines pulps action figures“Horror Mike” Lyddon is pleased to announce his new podcast syndicated worldwide on Spotify, Amazon Audible,
I Heart Radio, Radio Public and others.
This podcast is devoted to sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and other genre films, books, comic books, magazines, pulps, action figures with an emphasis on 20th century artists.
Mike Lyddon is an artist, writer, filmmaker who has made seven features, a few dozen short films, over 100 live-recorded South American music videos, and the occasional regional commercial.
His latest film, Haunted Thrills, is a multi-award winning documentary on pre-code horror comics. His sci-fi horror comedy “First Man on Mars” has just been released on Blu-Ray for 2023.

Full Moon HORROR Presents David Allen Stop Motion Action Figures

If you love old school practical effects including animatronics, prosthetics, stop-motion animation, and Full Moon films, you have to read this!

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Laserblast Alien Action Figure

A few weeks ago I became aware of the LASERBLAST alien action figure a few weeks ago and I immediately bought one.  It’s rare that anyone sells action figures based upon stop-motion puppets from classic sci-fi and horror films and the fact that David Allen built and animated the original alien creatures for the Laserblast film made this purchase a no-brainer.
I received the figure in the mail a week later and I LOVE IT.  Granted, it’s approximately three inches tall but the detail is great and it actually looks like the alien from the film unlike many action figures you see where the sculpt bears little resemblance to the film character it’s supposed to portray.

I immediately made a video about it called “Full Moon Entertainment Laserblast Stop Motion Animation By David Allen Plus Alien Action Figure” on my YT channel.
As I gathered more info about David Allen films, Charles Band’s Full Moon empire, I realized the deep connection between Full Moon and David Allen I’d been missing for so many years…
David Allen and his company created and did the special visual effects for many of the Puppet Master films produced by Charles Band for Full Moon Features and those very “puppets” are available for sale as action figures in the Full Moon merch shop.  I watched these films when they came out back in the day but I never paid much attention to the effects artists who did them.  The late 80’s – early 90’s were a tumultuous time in my life and details were something I rarely paid attention to.  I never thought about the David Allen – Puppet Master connection until recently.
I always loved the Puppet Master films, especially the first and third (Toulon’s Revenge) and some of the later movies.  The actual stop-motion in the films is minimal, perhaps 20 to 30 seconds per movie, but that animation is fantastic.  It is what great stop-motion should look like, and David Allen was one of the masters of the art.

Consider a few of the top stop-motion animators – Willis O’Brien, Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett, Jim Danforth, and David Allen.  How many mass produced, reasonably priced figures have been made from their creations?  I haven’t seen a lot.  There are high-end puppet replicas (Full Moon has some amazing “life size” replicas, more on that later) but I’m referring to 10 to 30 dollar action figures everyone can afford.  The pickings are slim, folks, so God bless Charles Band and the Full Moon crew for selling these figures that are affordable and do the original David Allen creations justice.

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Pinhead and Tunneler Puppet Master Action Figures

In the Puppet Master series, people have their favorite characters.  For me, I always loved Pinhead and Tunneler.  Pinhead must be one of the most ingenious fantasy film puppet creations ever devised.  Using human arms and hands fit behind the puppet for live action worked beautifully, and of course, the animated shots are fantastic.  The Tunneler is a more straight-forward design like the other puppets and his spinning drill head always made me smile when he burrowed into the leg of an unsuspecting victim.
So how great is it that I discovered they have a combo set of Pinhead and Tunneler for sale on the Full Moon store?!  This is a seven inch high fold out box that displays the 4.5 inch characters on either side.  They look fantastic and I cannot wait to get these figures and do a video about them.
puppet master action figures pinhead and TunnelerThey also have a combo box of Blade and Torch and a newer issue of a few of the characters including The Jester, Blade, and Torch.
And then there’s Six Shooter, another one of my favorites!

As they say in the description: “Each ‘original series’ replica is handmade, every stitch of fabric is tailored and scaled to be a recreation of the rod puppets used in the iconic film series, PUPPET MASTER. Each replica comes with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity and a metal display stand.”

“Made of wire frame and foam construction with artist-sculpted resin head, hands & boots. Clothing is cut from real cloth with tailored accessories. Six Shooter features detachable guns.”

So these are the real McCoy, friends, the “life size” Full Moon replicas of the beloved Puppet Master characters.  I’ll be doing a separate video about these amazing puppets in the future but for the time being, check out my new video on the Laserblast action figure and look for an upcoming video on the Pinhead – Tunneler combo action figures on my “Horror Mike” YT Channel.


First Man on Mars Sci-Fi Horror 2023 Blu-Ray Now For Sale!

Reel Progress LLC and Mike T. Lyddon are pleased to announce that the feature film FIRST MAN ON MARS is now available as a limited edition signed and numbered Blu-Ray Released April 28th, 2023!

This special blu-ray comes with an original mini-poster insert signed and numbered along with the blu-ray disc for authenticity.

Click Here for full details including the amazing MOVIE PROP giveaway celebrating the First Man on Mars Blu-Ray release!

Sci-Fi Fantasy Art In Metal Hurlant Number Six

In the latest video from Horror Mike, he looks at the groundbreaking sci-fi fantasy art magazine METAL HURLANT Number Six published by Les Humanoides Associes in March, 1976. This illustrated fantasy science fiction magazine / comic book that ultimately became Heavy Metal magazine in North America features art from Richard Corben, Moebius, Jaque Tardi, Serge Clerc, Bihannic, and more.
Moebius begins his long running series The Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius while Corben contributes chapter 4 of the DEN saga. Jaque Tardi’s “Honeymoon” in full color and Enki Bilal’s Eternity Road are also included in this issue.
Metal Hurlant first appeared in January, 1975 with issue number one. The sci-fi, fantasy, and horror magazine was created by Moebius, Druillet, Dionnet, and Farkas in 1974 as a magazine devoted to science fiction and fantasy without restrictions. Highly recommended METAL HURLANT 1975 – 1984 book published by Humanoids in 2022. 290 pages featuring some of the best stories and art from the oversized comic book in the 1970’s. On sale NOW – https://amzn.to/3uYbY2c
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Weird Mysteries Pre-Code Sci-Fi Horror Comics from PS Artbooks

Weird Mysteries Pre-code HORROR Comic Book Reprints Volume One Published by PS Artbooks – Part One

Horror Mike’s look at Weird Mysteries Vol. One Pre-code HORROR Comic Book Reprints Published by PS Artbooks: part one. Featuring the first six issues and a foreward by writer James Heath Lantz who was kind enough to supply more info on his projects for PS Artbooks including Weird Mysteries vol. 2, Roy Thomas presents Sheena, Queen of the Jungle vol. 3 and Captain Video vol. 1.
PS Artbooks pre-code horror, sci-fi comics now ON SALE!
Weird Mysteries Pre-Code Sci-Fi HORROR Comic Books Vol. One Part Two Basil Wolverton and Bernard Baily.
We look at PS Artbooks Weird Mysteries Volume One Pre-Code Sci-Fi Horror Comic Books PART TWO featuring the art of Basil Wolverton, Bernard Baily, Tony Mortellaro, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Charles Stern, and more. Originally published by Stanley Morse between 1952 to 1954.
Pre-code HORROR and Sci-Fi Weird Tales of the Future 8 Comic Book Facsimile by PS Artbooks UNBOXED!
Unboxed PS Artbooks facsimile copy of the pre-code sci-fi horror comic book from 1952 called Weird Tales of the Future #8 along with a special OVER-SIZED matted cover of the issue originally drawn by Golden age master Bernard Baily who co-created THE SPECTRE in 1940. Does the facsimile copy of Weird Tales of the Future 8 by PS Artbooks deliver and what about the quality of the over-sized Matte print of the cover? Find out in this video!

Metal Hurlant Five Sci-Fi Fantasy Magazine Russ Heath Art Cowgirls at War

In the latest Metal Hurlant video from Horror MIke, he takes a close look at Metal Hurlant issue number five, January 1976.  This illustrated Sci-Fi Fantasy Art magazine features art by Russ Heath with story by Mr. MIKE aka Michael O’Donoghue from SNL fame for “Cowgirls at War” originally published in National Lampoon’s Encyclopedia of Humor from 1973.
Corben continues with DEN while Druillet offers a humorous sci-fi tale called Hamilton Potemkine.  Moebius returns with fantastic color panels for ARZACH.  Dionnet supplies the story and Gal delivers more amazing line art for the next installation of CONQUERING ARMIES.
The amazing issue five of Metal Hurlant magazine format comic book features an awesome cover by Nicollet which was never used as a cover for Heavy Metal magazine, probably due to its controversial BDSM nature.
Watch the Metal Hurlant Issue 5 Video!
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Sci-Fi and HORROR Comics from the Pre-code Era Ghostly Weird Stories

In the latest video from Horror Mike, we look at all five issues of the classic L.B. Cole – Star Publications Pre-code HORROR and SCI-FI Comic books: Ghostly Weird Stories Volume One from PS Artbooks.  Featuring covers by comic book artist extraordinaire L.B. Cole with interior art by Jay Disbrow, Jack Kamen, Lee Loeb, and others, a total of five issues of these precode horror comic books were originally published from September, 1953 to Sept. 1954 by L.B. Cole and Star Publications.
The L.B. Cole covers include Thing from the Void, Death Ship, The Homecoming, Terrible Encounter, and Night Monster.  Jay Disbrow did all of the interior art for these stories and additional stories in every issue including The Beast from Below and The Vengeful Phantom.  Lee Loeb contributed the rather insane tale titled The Garden of Horror.
This PS Artbooks edition of Ghostly Weird Stories is available in both hardcover and slipcase cover volumes.  Highly recommended!
Watch the Ghostly Weird Stories Video.
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Sci-fi Horror Lovecraft Issues of Metal Hurlant and Heavy Metal Magazines

In this continuation of a very special video series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Weird Tales pulp magazine and the artists and writers that sprang from the publication we present part two of our look at the special H.P. Lovecraft sci-fi horror issues of Heavy Metal and Metal Hurlant published in 1978 and ’79. Featuring Lovecraftian science fiction and horror art by Breccia, Moebius, Voss, Druillet and the Necronomicon, Clerc and many others. The creators of Metal Hurlant including Moebius, Dionnet, and Druillet, realized the importance of Lovecraft in literature and as a cultural phenomenon. The result is a great issue with bibliography, filmography, and an article on Lovecraft’s famous letters.
Also a peak at the Halloween issue of Lovecraftiana the magazine of Eldritch and Cosmic Horror with art adapted from Lovecraft stories by yours truly.