Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES PT. 1

Doing this was one of my favorite jobs. The illustrator Robert Fawcett, whose work has been an inspiration to me over the years, did a series of magnificent drawings for Collier's magazine back in the 1950. If you're familiar with that work, then you can probably spot at least a dozen swipes that I used when working on the story.  The coloring was done by my old friend John Ott and really brought a life to the drawings.Enjoy.


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This week's HBO Tales From the Crypt covers are Undertaking Palor, which I remember filming at the old Rialto Theatre in S. Pasadena, and a joke cover I did for producer Joel Silver. Joel lives in  probably the best renovated Frank Lloyd Wright house in the Hollywood Hills; he'd just discovered the Cryptkeeper has moved in next door.



Thursday, June 15, 2017

LORI LOVECRAFT: ROAD TO KADATH PT. 3

As a youngster I didn't have a TV until I was about 13. But when we did get one, the first thing I discovered was Million Dollar Movie  which came on at one in the afternoon, and always had fun stuff to watch from the thirties and forties. Adventure comedies were the best, and the Road movies, featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were my favorites. Great casts: Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Benchley...the list goes on. The humor was off beat and sublime, often breaking the third wall (as when Bob turns to the camera as Bing is about to break into a tune, "you can go for popcorn now, folks, he's going to sing.") There were talking animals, exotic locations and laughs galore. Lori was as much inspired by their antics as anything...so it was inevitable that I did a Road story told from Lori's point of view, with Bela Lugosi thrown in for good measure.  

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This week's Tales From the Crypt covers are first, Top Billing, directed by Todd Holland, starring Bruce Boxleitner, Jon Lovitz and John Astin (who was coincidentally an old college school mate of my late father in law). The other cover is Two for the Show, with Traci Lords and David Paymer.  



Thursday, June 8, 2017

LORI LOVECRAFT: ROAD TO KADATH PT. 2

As a youngster I didn't have a TV until I was about 13. But when we did get one, the first thing I discovered was Million Dollar Movie  which came on at one in the afternoon, and always had fun stuff to watch from the thirties and forties. Adventure comedies were the best, and the Road movies, featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were my favorites. Great casts: Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Benchley...the list goes on. The humor was off beat and sublime, often breaking the third wall (as when Bob turns to the camera as Bing is about to break into a tune, "you can go for popcorn now, folks, he's going to sing.") There were talking animals, exotic locations and laughs galore. Lori was as much inspired by their antics as anything...so it was inevitable that I did a Road story told from Lori's point of view, with Bela Lugosi thrown in for good measure.  

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This week's Tales From the Crypt covers are Three's a Crowd,  directed by David Burton Morris, and Till Death Do We Part starring John Stamos and Eileen Brennan.




Friday, June 2, 2017

LORI LOVECRAFT: ROAD TO KADATH

As a youngster I didn't have a TV until I was about 13. But when we did get one, the first thing I discovered was Million Dollar Movie  which came on at one in the afternoon, and always had fun stuff to watch from the thirties and forties. Adventure comedies were the best, and the Road movies, featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were my favorites. Great casts: Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Benchley...the list goes on. The humor was off beat and sublime, often breaking the third wall (as when Bob turns to the camera as Bing is about to break into a tune, "you can go for popcorn now, folks, he's going to sing.") There were talking animals, exotic locations and laughs galore. Lori was as much inspired by their antics as anything...so it was inevitable that I did a Road story told from Lori's point of view, with Bela Lugosi thrown in for good measure.  

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Be with us next week for part two of Road to Kadath


Our two HBO Tales from the Crypt covers for the week are This'll Kill Ya, starring Sonia Braga, who told me to make her look beautiful...it would have been hard not to. Also starrring Cleavon Little. Wouldn't you know my camera malfunctioned when I was shooting pictures of Ms. Braga. The other episode was The Ventriloquist's Dummy starrring Don Rickles and Bobcat Golthwaite...and it was a pleasure to meet them both. The picture hanging on the wall behind Don is Richard Donner who directed the episode.