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Comic Book/photo novel adaptation of the greatest movie ever made – The Horror of Party Beach. It's the only beach party movie made in Connecticut. It had everything - rock 'n' roll, motorcycle gangs, musical numbers, dancing, bikini babes, romance and mutated monsters spawned from radioactive waste!

The cover is by Wally Wood.

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  1. RetroJason 84 months ago | reply

    This movie is great! Mystery Science Theater 3000 did a great riff on it, if you're into that sort of thing.

  2. gnarledbranch 84 months ago | reply

    The flavour of this -illustration wise- has always appealed to me.
    I have sooo tired of the slick CG art that has saturated the industry.

    Can anyone under 30 produce a graphic without a mouse?

    Huge fan of this genre of illustration and the genre of movie.

    When I saw this on my homepage of contact photos...I had a gut feeling it was you...lol... keep 'em coming!


  3. willceau 84 months ago | reply

    RJ - I discovered this cinematic masterpiece back in the late '70s-early '80s on UHF. On first view, I fell in love. It was a much better bad movie than Ed Wood's work which were hamstrung by his obsessions. "Party Beach" has more of an anarchic energy - a "Let's put on a show" quality like "Our Gang" with bad production values.

    GB - I could go on and on about the state of commercial art, but I'll probably save it for a blog no one will read. I've worked in the printing end of the graphics business for over 20 years, and I see the computer as both a bane and a blessing.

  4. come to the sunshine 84 months ago | reply

    I love this movie, and like RetroJason, I also enjoy the mst3k version.

  5. willceau 84 months ago | reply

    I've always enjoyed bad movies partly because I saw the film makers as mad dreamers. I never got into mst3k for some reason. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was never home when it was on. I haven't had cable television since 1993 which may also be a reason.

  6. James Rizzuti Photography 80 months ago | reply

    I really have to buckle down and
    get a copy of this film already.

    I think there's a scene that takes place
    at night in someone's cabin and there's
    a group of girls doing the twist and one
    of them has big black hair and her face
    as she's twisting is so deadly serious.
    Is that scene in it?

    Or am I just thinking of another horror film around
    the same time. I haven't seen "Horror at Party Beach"
    since the late 1980's at a friend's house. It was on
    TV. I miss the days when a film like this
    would come on at 2 am.

  7. willceau 80 months ago | reply

    There is a scene at a girls slumber party, but nobody is doing the twist in it. There is plenty of dancing in other scenes. It's worth getting now because an official version is out. There's even one that is a triple feature disk which includes "Violent Midnight" and "The Curse of the Living Corpse" which is Roy Scheider's first film.

  8. bob canada 73 months ago | reply

    Hey, I've got this magazine! I have the MST3K version, as well as the original uncut DVD. One of my favorite movies.

  9. willceau 73 months ago | reply

    Yes, it's a bad film, but it has a delirious energy to it. I love it.

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