50 years and 249 issues in the making! Famous Monsters is proud to present, for your entertainment, the sometimes inspiring and sometimes shocking, at turns awe-inducing and yet occasionally quite absurd, remarkable yet for the most part obscure, not-entirely-true history of perhaps the greatest (or at least one of the most ubiquitous) cameo and walk-on performers of all time: Forrest J Ackerman!
Famous Monsters #250 is a special issue devoted to the discussion of dozens of cinematic classics (and not-so-classics) from several decades of filmmaking — all seemingly unconnected, yet linked forever in fandom’s minds and hearts by the presence of the unforgettable Ackermonster. We’re talking DRACULA VS FRANKENSTEIN, QUEEN OF BLOOD, the 1976 production of KING KONG, EQUINOX, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART 2, and many, many more! Our tongue-in-cheek salute to our Forry’s illustrious film career closes out the previous era of FM and points the way to the new.