Saturday, October 29, 2011

For Halloween - a Video of Weird Tales Covers

One of my friends on Facebook tipped me off on this great video on YouTube of Weird Tales covers - and the music is very fitting. Perfect for getting in the mood for Halloween!




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10 comments:

Walker Martin said...

This is a good look at some of the later Weird Tales covers. It's in the running for greatest long running pulp ever, right up there with such excellent fiction magazines as Black Mask, Astounding, Adventure, Western Story.

Cap'n Bob said...

Great, now I'm going to have to sleep with the light on.

WV: nogess--certain.

Barry Traylor said...

I have been so busy working on my Halloween yard that I missed this, so thanks from the bottom of my mummified heart for sharing this.
I've been reading a lot of Poe and HPL in the evenings. Seems appropriate for the season.

Ron Scheer said...

Devilish and salacious.

Barry Traylor said...

In my garage this morning carving Jack O' Lanterns and I heard a song on the radio I had not heard in many a moon. Loved this when I was a kid and always though it was a perfect Halloween song (especially when I was 8 years old at the time).
It is a cowboy song so I wondered how many here know the song.

Walker Martin said...

"Ghost Riders in the Sky"? This was a favorite of mine as I watched Frontier Playhouse on TV.

Chap O'Keefe said...

A timely reminder of the charm of the classic Weird Tales. I never saw the original pulps but since the 1960s I've collected and read anthologies largely drawing on the magazine's contents. I was very pleased to learn about the intentions of the new owner of the famous title. http://www.prweb.com/releases/prwebweirdtales/kaye/prweb8890211.htm

Marvin Kaye will be restoring the big W logo to the covers and moving away from the recent abstract-art look. So perhaps we will see yet more in the style of Margaret Brundage and company! Plus stories to match, of course.

Alfred Jan said...

Great music! Reminds me of the soundtrack of the scary old television series," Thriller", which adapted several Weird Tales stories, including Robert E. Howard's "Pidgeons from Hell".

Barry Traylor said...

You are correct Walker. The one I heard a lot when I was a boy was by Vaughn Monroe.

Alfred Jan said...

Oops, make that PIGEONS From Hell.