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Beyond Fest: “The Howling” And “The Wolf Man” With Joe Dante Q&A

Beyond Fest: “The Howling” And “The Wolf Man” With Joe Dante Q&A
Halloween is nigh, and that means horror movies aplenty, not that we need any more of an excuse to dust off the classics of our favorite genre. But Beyond Fest, an event taking place in La throughout this October, is making that experience interactive, bringing together some of the finest filmmakers, the best movies, and even infusing screenings with live music from the likes of Umberto, Goblin, and Alan Howarth.

Perhaps the day I was most looking forward to was this past Saturday’s “Full Moon” double feature, serving up perhaps the two best werewolf movies of all-time, right after one another. Kicking off the evening is 1981′s The Howling, followed by the movie that it (and every werewolf movie) is indebted to: Universal’s The Wolf Man, with Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, and Bela Lugosi. That right there is reason enough to make the trek to the movie theater…
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Photos of New Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, and Mummy Mad Monster Figures

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In the early 1970′s, Mego released their Mad Monster series of horror figures. Finding these figures in mint condition is rare and they sell for hundreds of dollars a piece on eBay. For some people, it isn’t as much about the value as it is reliving their childhood and Figures Toy Company recently released a reproduction set of Mad Monster Figures, along with a Monster Castle playset:

“Mego Collectors, get ready. Figures Toy Company is about to release 8 inch Mad Monster Figures in our new removable clamshell packaging. These figures will have cloth clothing and 16 points of articulation. The Mad Monster Castle playset was replicated from an original 1974 Mad Monster Castle playset made by The Mego Toy Company. Mad Monster figures and playset are limited edition and will only see one production run. Mad Monster figures will retail for $14.99 each and the Mad Monster Castle playset will sell for
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