Famous Monsters

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Famous Monsters
Misfits - Famous Monsters cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 1999 (1999-10-05)
GenreHorror punk, heavy metal
ProducerDaniel Rey
Misfits chronology
Evillive II
Famous Monsters
Cuts from the Crypt
Singles from Famous Monsters
  1. "Scream!"
    Released: September 1999

Famous Monsters is a 1999 album by the Misfits. It is the second in the post-Danzig era of the band, and the last album to feature Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, Michale Graves, and Dr. Chud, who would all quit the band in 2000.

Album information[edit]

The album's title is an allusion to the horror magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. The UK release also exclusively includes the song "1,000,000 Years BC", which was later re-released on Cuts from the Crypt in 2001.

The song "Scream!" was turned into a music video directed by George A. Romero. In addition, the band appeared in Romero's film Bruiser. "Kong at the Gates" was the theme music for WCW alumnus Vampiro.

The song "Descending Angel" was re-recorded and released as a single in 2013, with Jerry Only on lead vocals.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
  • CMJ (10/18/99, p.36) - "treads familiar Misfits territory...this classic band shows why it's one of the most revered names in punk rock."

Track listing[edit]


All tracks written by the Misfits (Michale Graves, Jerry Only, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, and Dr. Chud), except where noted.

1."Kong at the Gates (Instrumental)"1:22
2."The Forbidden Zone"2:23
3."Lost in Space"2:27
4."Dust to Dust" (Misfits, Daniel Rey)2:43
5."Crawling Eye"2:22
6."Witch Hunt"1:31
8."Saturday Night"3:28
9."Pumpkin Head" (Contains line of "Pumpkinhead", written by Ed Justin)2:16
10."Scarecrow Man"3:10
11."Die Monster Die"2:00
12."Living Hell" (Misfits, Rey)2:54
13."Descending Angel" (Misfits, Rey)3:46
15."Fiend Club"2:52
16."Hunting Humans" (Misfits, Rey)2:06
18."Kong Unleashed (Instrumental)"0:46
Total length:44:42

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Billboard 200 138[4]



  1. ^ a b Huey, Dave. "Famous Monsters: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  2. ^ Famous Monsters (CD). the Misfits. New York City: Roadrunner Records. 1999.
  3. ^ Cuts from the Crypt (CD). the Misfits. New York City: Roadrunner Records. 2001.
  4. ^ "The Misfits Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard charts. Retrieved 2009-09-25.