The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters (1994)


This documentary celebrates the work of illustrator Reynold Brown, whose colorful and compelling art graced over 300 movie posters during the 1950s and ’60s, ranging from star-studded westerns and studio epics to sensational creature features and low-budget B-movies. Art historians, writers, and movie producers discuss Brown’s art within the context of the post-war social climate and an ever-changing movie industry.

Director: Mel Bucklin.


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  1. November 13, 2019

    A charming & informative documentary that gives identity & name to one of the best pop artists of post war America. The fact that so many of us appreciated his work without ever knowing his name==Reynold Brown–is a strange commentary on a little known part of cinema hstory. A major find Jon, & thanks for posting it..

  2. Bill Chvala
    April 26, 2024

    I produced/edited and shot the film along with Mel Bucklin. It was a joy to work on this project even though this was a very low budget film.

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