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Great, Great, Great find! It seems the sixties and seventies were a golden age for horror fans, They had the opportunity to watch the classics of the thirties, forties and fifties while watching firsthand the horror coming out in the sixties and seventies. The magic of Harryhausen's creations were a real treat for moviegoers, even though viewers knew Harryhausen's monsters weren't real, it was fun and fascinating to see his creations interact with the stars on screen, it was the pre-CGI of its day, but his work was, and is, superior to low budgeted CGI. Even some of Hollywood's blockbuster movies feature CGI that would be laughable to Harryhausen's earliest work.What a time it was for horror fans to see their horror heroes active on screen, the likes of Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and seeing some of the stars of the thirties still thrilling the crowds in the sixties, such as Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre.It was a golden era that brought so much enjoyment to horror fans everywhere, a time when horror didn't mean gore or gross out, but shock, fear and great performances for the audiences.
You nailed it! We grew up with the classic horror and sci-fi of the golden age and were able to enjoy the great horror of the 60's and 70's before gore movies took over completely. I think it's the same with comics and music too. After the 70's the greatness was gone....but there were still some bright spots.Or it could be a generational thing? I know plenty of folks who think the horror movies of the 60's and 70's aren't very good. But regardless it's still great to see and read these classic books and magazines and they are still great!