Dear Monsters After Midnight.
Dwight Frye is one of the best character actors, certainly, of the era, possibly ever. His role as Renfield in 1931’s ‘Dracula’ ism y favorite performance of someone who has gone ‘mad’. Sure, we’ve had plenty of Jokers, Psychos and madmen over the generations, But Frye’s performance from ‘Everyman/gentlemen’ to Dracula’s servant is a terrific, and seldom talked about gem. His look, his delivery, his posture and laugh, to me, is the best of anyone playing a ‘madman’.
#DwightFrye #UniversalLegend #Legend #Renfield #Fritz #RAAAATSSSS
– John Travis
This article appeared in issue #1 of Monsters After Midnight!
WELCOME TO THE MONSTER’S AFTER MIDNIGHT MUSEUM!
A museum (/mjuːˈziːəm/ mew-ZEE-əm; plural museums or, rarely, musea) is an institution that cares for (conserves) a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance.
It’s hard work down here in the dungeons. We are always in digging up old mummies, rotting corpses and creepy monsters. 2019 has been the year that M.A.M went from a small blog to a monster museum. We have a store house of classic monsters to put on display. We are the main show and side show of the monster carnival. We have great writers and artists who have contributed their work. They help us succeed!
Our creations are also sewn together from creepy and musty old movie parts, found in an ancient sarcophagus and haunted attics from all over the world.
Our creations rises from the dead and seek out the living to exact historical revenge on those who might forget the ancestors of their past.
Mummification is a process in which the skin and flesh of a corpse can be preserved. The process can occur either naturally, or it can be intentional. If it occurs naturally, it is the result of cold (as can be found in a glacier), acid (as can be found in a bog) or dryness. The Egyptians wrapped bandages around the corpse to protect the body from rotting.
And when all of these brooding sinister artifacts are brought together, it becomes the perfect storm of classic horror!
About the Artist!
I began drawing when I was a young child in early elementary school. I continued to focus on art throughout my schooling, receiving a scholarship to The Atlanta College Of Art where I focused on illustration and advertising.
I spend 29 years as a Designer, Art Director, and eventually Creative Director at a few marketing agencies that focused in the Kids and Family Marketing space. During that time I created and developed hundreds of thousands of retail and kid’s meal toys, working with countless entertainment licenses like Disney, Hasbro, and Marvel.
After walking away from the agency world, I’ve focused on my longtime love of drawing. My passion is to create high quality portraits at a reasonable price that people will cherish.
Thanks so much for sharing this awesome portrait of Frankensteins Monster!
Dear Monsters After Midnight,
Horror movies aren’t what they used to be, that’s for sure. I just saw It, Chapter 2, and was very disappointed. The special effects are phony and the audio is so loud it’s deafening, which also detracts from the movie. And … I don’t even find them scary. Just stupid. There’s nothing like the old horror movies. Am I the only one who feels this way?
North Aurora Illinois
We totally understand. There’s nothing like the classic monsters movies. We feel the same way you do! That’s why we keep the classics alive here at Monsters After Midnight
Editor G. Stevens