I love spotting doppelgangers. Creepy paperback covers are good fun so here are my latest 'horrorgangers'.
First up we have THE MONSTER MEN by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It rang a decaying bell immediately!
It recalls the decrepit features in the painting used in the 1945 big screen creeper, A Picture of Dorian Gray
I'm pleased to say that I'm not the only one who likes to spot Dorian doppelgangers. Here are many more rotting heads courtesy of Flashbak.
The next cover, The DEVIL'S RAIN by Maud Willis, does recall something in my addled brain but i just can't think what! if anyone can help then holler.
Next up, its an easy one. This edition of the gothic classic Frankenstein employs a very recognisable film still.
...the classic black and white pose Karloff struck in the cell doorway in his seminal Universal film.
But this Frankenstein cover has got me stomping round in my big boots as I just can't think where I've seen the image before.
is it the old Creepy comic cover issue 4?
Is it this box art for the Aurora Monsters of the Movies Frankenstein Monster?
Or could it be the lobby poster for the classic Universal flick Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman?
I give up. Anyone know it?
To conclude here we have the much more recognisable Slime Beast by pulp meister Guy N. Smith.
The beast in question has the head of a much older fiend, the She-Creature, from the 1956 film of the same name and, combining hypnotism with mer-monsters, is well worth a watch.
Do you know of any more horrorgangers readers?
Reader Brian's suggestion, the Jaws-inspired cover of The Lake by R. Karl Largent. Der Dum der dum der dum .....