Sunday, December 7, 2008

Farewell to the Ackermonster

On December 4, famed monster memorabilia collector and magazine maven Forrest J. Ackerman passed away.

Obituary on Yahoo News

I was born too late to bask in the glory that was Famous Monsters of Filmland in its heyday. But I recognize that trailblazing that was done by Uncle Forry, and the pure passion he held for fantasy, science fiction and horror movies. The people he inspired to make movies and write fiction in turn were the ones who inspired and entertained me. For that I will forever be grateful.

Farewell, Uncle Forry. May you be greeted warmly in that great movie theater in the sky.

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