Saturday, October 1, 2011

Countdown To Halloween 2011: Happy October 1st! The Crimson Ghost


The Crimson Ghost wasn't a horror icon in the strictest sense, mainly he was a criminal mastermind from a 1946 movie serial called "Cyclotrode X". But this iconic figure brings along the sense of horror and the macabre that's perfect for the first day of The Countdown To Halloween! And yes, this is the same guy you see on all of those Misfits t-shirts.

4 comments:

Shawn Robare said...

Fun! I recently had the opportunity to talk with a guy who used to play with the Misfits before the band really became what it would eventually would. He remembered when they were sketching out their version of the Crimson Ghost for the logo, and he never thought it would become so iconic...

Atom Kid said...

Cool! I wonder if anybody would know what the Crimson Ghost was if it wasn't for The Misfits?

Shawn Robare said...

Probably not, which is a shame since the serials were so good...

Dex1138 said...

I always laugh at the youngins on Tumblr reblogging images of The Crimson Ghost (not the Misfits logo) because they think that's what it is.
I've been posting film posters and other things featuring CG so they will learn some history!