You could always recognize a Blaisdell creation. There was something simultaneously comical and disturbing about Blaisdell’s monsters, something weirdly familiar that grabbed the viewer’s unconscious and wouldn’t let go. Something in that odd latex texture. Something in those alien eyes. Even Blaisdell’s props – like the tools used by the little saucermen to repair their spaceship – had a distinctive character.
In the 1960s, Blaisdell was a founder of, and occasional contributor to, Fantastic Monsters of the Films, a magazine which rivaled and sometimes surpassed the Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine created by Blaisdell’s former agent, Forrest J Ackerman. (Almost all the Fantastic Monsters covers were photos of Blaisdell monsters.)
The magazine failed. Blaisdell died prematurely. Had he lived longer, he would have seen himself lionized at horror and sci-fi conventions as the genuine star that he was. Read more about Blaisdell here.