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Hi Monster, Your The Horror Show poster reminds me a bit of The Atomic Movie Orgy movie clip marathon live shows that went around college campuses in the late 1960s and 70s. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Movie_Orgy
I have one of the posters for it around here somewhere.
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Hi there. Thanks for the note...and for the info on that "movie". I had never heard of it before, but after reading the wiki description,  I can see how THE HORROR SHOW poster would remind you of it. How nice that you've been visiting APF. I knew you took a break. Cheers
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Had to keep up with Lil Ole Monster and your lurid poster bash.
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Hi there. Thanks for the note...and for the info on that "movie". I had never heard of it before, but after reading the wiki description,  I can see how THE HORROR SHOW poster would remind you of it. How nice that you've been visiting APF. I knew you took a break. Cheers

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« Reply #1628 on: February 09, 2021, 12:20:38 AM »
Hello there and thanks for coming to the Shock-O-Rama Poster Show, but... UGH! I am so annoyed with myself... I was hoping to avoid buying more C-R-A-P I don't need this year...and here I am with, yes, a bunch o' crap posters I don't need. The first one was a freebie...so that doesn't count. The 2nd poster, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th I really could have done withOUT. With the exception of one title that was ruined in shipping, they were NOT repeats of previous purchases, at least. Heck, I'm not even sure I needed the 8th or 10th poster either... Waaagh! Waaaaagh! Oh well, it is what it is. I'll just have to be more careful in my next batch. (However, I've already started it off with an interesting but ultimately unnecessary/unneeded poster. Hmm...)

Well... You've been warned. Have you got your peepers warmed up? Take a look at this batch if you'd like -- or don't.

THE RITZ:
This poster, believe it or not, was a freebie of sorts. It was used as packing material around a pair of posters I bought (somewhere below). Ha!




KILLER TOMATOES STRIKE BACK (video):
I really enjoyed the wonderfully bad original ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES (the poster of which I have framed and hanging). Amazingly, there were three sequels and an animated TV series based on the zany film. I never saw the TV show, but I have slogged through the sequel films...and I must say they are crap...especially KILLER TOMATOES STRIKE BACK. Zzzzz. This is a video poster. I don't think this even had a theatrical release, so....in order to complete the collection (ho-hum...) , the video poster will have to do. John Astin was in all of the sequels as Professor Gangrene. (Snore...) (At least he got a job...) The poster art is juvenile at best--just like the movie.



RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES (video):
This is the first KILLER TOMATOES sequel---and the video release poster. It did play theatrically (and I do have the poster for that), but I like this video poster better than the theatrical version. I like the play off of RAMBO although no tomatoes grow bodies and become renegade commandos as the poster might suggest. This (and the subsequent sequels)  is NOTHING like the original film. I just saw this not too long ago. It was bad (as I remembered). However, a very young George Clooney is one of the stars...and seeing him as a clueless young 80's adult is amusing in an "I can't believe that's George Clooney" kind of way. I had one of these already, but it was ruined in the mail---there's a nasty wrinkle down the left side from top to bottom. This is a replacement.



FREAKY:
I wanted to see this, but...you know, pandemic and all. This is like a horror twist to the old FREAKY FRIDAY premise. Instead of a mom and daughter switching bodies, we have a serial killer and his intended female victim switching places. Very clever idea. I would love to see Vince Vaughn acting as if he had the soul of a college co-ed in him. (Shades of Jack Black at a ditzy blonde in the JUMANGI film, perhaps?) But, lame poster...and nothing I really needed (unless I see the movie and love it?)



CREATURE OF THE WALKING DEAD:
What is this? I don't think I had ever heard of this flick when I came across this poster. Walking dead? Count me in...but what a aesthetically challenged poster (i.e. it's UGLY). It was cheap...but I don't know what the hell I was thinking...



THE STELLAR INSPECTOR (Russian):
In 2019, I got to visit Russia and meet a friend there. I had left my travelling companions in London and gone alone. Yes, I spent time with my friend, but he works nights and sleeps during the day...so the bulk of my time there was spent alone. But I had an amazing adventure---and saw and did so much on my own at my own pace. Not long after returning, I saw the original VIY, Russia's first horror film. On a Russian kick for a while, I got a re-release poster of VIY from eMovieposter.com (which I was thrilled to get). When I got it, I noticed this poster available as well. I have no connection to this poster at all. I'd at least seen VIY. This just has cool art and is Russian. I got this recently...but really, I didn't need this at all.



THE STEWARDESSES (3D):
Believe it or not, I had not gotten a copy of THE STEWARDESSES in 3D before now. (At least, I don't think I did...) I'm a H-U-G-E vintage 3D nut...so this is a groovy score for me. Although I have it on BluRay, I have yet to watch it. I still need to somehow find a 3D TV. Ha! THE STEWARDESSES was a huge hit. It was made for $100,000 and grossed $25 million. It also inspired the stewardess subgenre of exploitation films that filled the screens of drive ins throughout the 70s. But the really interesting thing about this flick is that, even though it was released in 1968, the producers kept filming new things and adding them in, deleting other stuff, of changing things around throughout the life of this flick until it stopped its initial theatrical run in 1971. There was later an XXX version with porno inserts. I wonder which version(s) are on the BluRay. Ha!



ZOMBIE STRIPPERS:
I am reasonably sure I haven't seen this...and yet, I have a vague memory of seeing a zombie movie set in a strip club.  Can there be more than one zombie stripper movie? Ha! This is rolled, not folded. It was made to look distressed as if it were folded, but it wasn't. There were a lot of bootlegs floating around of this title. I hope this isn't, but mine is single sided and may very well be a fake. Hmm. Oh well. I really didn't "need" this. Did I?



YOU:
"Experience FEEL-A-VISION!" Oh my stars! FINALLY!!! I have been after one of these for literally decades, since reading about it in THE GOLDEN TURKEY AWARDS book years ago. YOU is a lost adult film (I think it's just a nudie, but it may be porn). The "star" of the picture is YOU. It's a gimmick movie (Feel-A-Vision) and the gimmick, as best I can make out, is that the camera takes on the perspective of the main character of the film...which is also the viewer...basically the camera is the point of view. Easy but clever....and unfortunately lost! I've only seen a couple of these over the years and have always been outbid. I pounced on this one. It's a little rough here and there, but I am thrilled to have it. The gimmick also reminds me of the bit from KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE where the guy goes to see a movie presented in FEEL-A-ROUND, where an usher stands behind the movie goer and does things to him (grabs his collar, slaps him, lights a cigarette, etc.) that happen on the screen. Ha!



THE INVISIBLE MAN (Egyptian 2010 re-release):
I think I am happy with this purchase... Yes, it is a re-release poster...and yes, it is from Egypt with Egyptian writing on it (to the left of the word "Man"). However, the fact that they used the original poster artwork made this appealing to me. A) It IS an authentic movie poster. B) It utilizes that original artwork  C) It is not just a "print" or an "S2" reproduction. D) It's Universal horror, baby! Sure, the slightly smaller size (25 3/4" x 40") bugs me a little bit, as does the Egyptian writing--but it's still gorgeous. And while it went for a little more than I wanted it to price-wise, it wasn't that bad. I can happily frame and display it with my other, minor Universal horror pieces. I am happy with this, aren't I? Am I? I hope so...but I'm just NOT sure...



Okay---that's it for this time.

You've survived.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

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« Reply #1629 on: February 09, 2021, 09:36:07 PM »

You've survived.  CONGRATULATIONS!!

You're selling yourself short, man!

THE RITZ: A FREE poster, nestled amongst other posters? Totally unexpected?  What is this madness, or dare I say -- magic? And is that tloce's brown carpet?  (just wondering...)
CREATURE OF THE WALKING DEAD: I dig the monochrome art.  A lot of the 50-60s Canadian posters (same with the aussie ones) are one-color wonders.  They may be less appealing but in this case, the black and white works.
THE STELLAR INSPECTOR: I'm on the fence when it comes to Russian posters (the earlier ones).  I find the images/art/subject can look depressed, but at the same time there is some beauty to it.  I also like the 'pulp' feel of the old paper.  THE STELLAR INSPECTOR is a much nicer 1980 print -- and you've got a story to boot!  Sean - who the fuck vacations in Russia?  Well done, sir, you're much more adventurous than I am!
YOU: at 28x 42, could it be Canadian?  Either way, I DIGIT!

Keep it up amigo.






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« Reply #1630 on: February 10, 2021, 12:12:27 AM »
CRAZY VICK!!!! How delightful to see you here.
Yes, THE RITZ was totally free and unexpected. It was folded around YOU and THE STEWARDESSES to add extra protective padding. Really!
CREATURE OF THE WALKING DEAD...I'm still on the fence about it. Oh well.
THE STELLAR INSPECTOR: Sure I went to Russia. It was a new place to explore, I have a friend there--and, as you said, who vacations in Russia? It was off the beaten tourist path. My traveling companions both wanted to go to London for their first time...and I'd been before. (I did later rejoin them in Italy---which was also a big rerun for me, but they were freaked being in a place that spoke Italian even though I told them they'd be okay...which they were.)
Where did you get the 28x42 dimensions for YOU? I think it was standard one sheet size...maybe a tad smaller, if anything. Sorry...
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!
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« Reply #1631 on: February 10, 2021, 01:03:34 PM »
And is that tloce's brown carpet?  (just wondering...)

I forgot to mention this.  But, NO! That is not tloce's brown carpet. It's my sad, needs-to-be-replaced tan carpet, unfortunately.  Avoiding tloce is MUST!
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« Reply #1632 on: February 11, 2021, 02:41:24 PM »
Another great haul there.  Stewardesses is  thumbup thumbup and interesting history. 

The way you describe the plot for Freaky is certainly a shock-a-rama.  faint2.gif 

The travels abroad are also interesting.  Sounds like you could start another great thread or maybe a blog, book, etc. on those.
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« Reply #1633 on: February 13, 2021, 09:31:17 PM »
Another great haul there.  Stewardesses is  thumbup thumbup and interesting history. 

The way you describe the plot for Freaky is certainly a shock-a-rama.  faint2.gif 

The travels abroad are also interesting.  Sounds like you could start another great thread or maybe a blog, book, etc. on those.
Zowie! Thanks for the note. I'm glad you found some things of interest this time as well. I do hope to see FREAKY eventually (and THE STEWARDESSES in 3D--finally!) And it is always a pleasure having you visit my thread. Thank you.

Okie: I just need to add a note for you in here, too...as I neglected to mention your visit as well. You know I dig ya! Thanks for stopping by. CHEERS!
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« Reply #1634 on: February 14, 2021, 01:44:29 AM »
Cool colors on Steller Inspector, Monster.  Jenna Jameson as a Zombie Stripper?! Sorry boys, my butt cheek fell off just a little. "World War G!" Crazy stuff, Monster.  Okie

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« Reply #1635 on: February 14, 2021, 02:18:39 AM »
Hi Okie! I'm glad that there were a few things of interest in the last batch. It's nice to see you here. Cheers
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« Reply #1636 on: February 24, 2021, 04:09:48 AM »
Welcome back to the Shock-O-Rama Poster Show! I have been striving (really...I HAVE) to only get good posters I either "need" or that I find "nice". Unfortunately, some repeats got me to buy them again and a few others aren't exactly What I would call "nice" or things that are "needed". Oh well... It is what it is. But you were foolish...er, lucky enough to venture in today. Have a seat. Let me help you get a better view... There's NO getting away from the poster show today.  Mwah-ha-ha-ha-haaaa!

GUMS:
You may be scratching your head thinking I recently got one of these posters. You would be correct. However, when I got mine, I realized there was a chunk of paper missing and I needed a replacement...so I got this. You may also be thinking that, at the time I posted the original poster, I was none too excited about it. That would also be correct. So why buy another copy if I'm not wild about it? Because I'm a dork/spazoid. Ha!


STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME:
I came across a small, online auction (with a live component on the actual day the auctions closed). During the pre-auction early bidding, I bid on several posters that were cheap. I think this is the only one I walked away with for the minimum bid of $10 (plus shipping). I didn't need it, but.. Oh well.



REVENGE OF THE DEAD:
I know I have a couple of copies of this poster. The zombie artwork is awesome---which is why I have bought more than one. Plus I found this at a reasonable "buy it now" price. I've seen this go for much higher than I paid for it. The sad thing is, that this movie is pretty much total CRAP. It's long and slow and boring...and nothing (certainly NO ZOMBIES) happens in it. The whole bit about it "containing scenes which may be considered shocking" and "no one under 17 admitted" is pure PR hokum designed to get butts in the theater (as it did with similar announcements on worthy films such as DAWN OF THE DEAD, MANIAC, and PIECES, etc.).  Still--the poster is super cool.



FROM BEYOND:
I was not entirely sure I had this poster (Do I? I probably do...).  However, this non-related follow up to RE-ANIMATOR, while not nearly as good or successful, was still interesting enough. I came across the poster as a "buy it now" for a not too crazy price and...now I'm sure I have a copy. Ha!



STAR WARS (1978 Re-Release):
I have long said I am not a STAR WARS fan, although I have seen most of the films (excluding Parts 2 and 3) in the theater. However, I know STAR WARS is a popular series and the poster sometimes demand high prices. The "Two Weeks Only" re-release from 1978 is nothing special to look at. However, it (like the STAR TREK IV poster above) was at this small online auction I stumbled on...and the price--although higher than I'd liked to have gone--was not all that expensive. Perhaps it will bring me a pretty penny later on, should I decide to sell the thing. May the Force be with STAR WARS movie poster price appreciation...



KILL BABY KILL (2017 re-release):
Yes, this is a re-release poster. I have the original release poster, but it is completely different.  This one features some of the creepy atmosphere of the film. If you haven't seen this Mario Bava flick, you are missing out on some delicious Italian horror. The film doesn't make a lot of sense,  but is macabrely wonderful to look at. I originally saw it on a cheap-o release and was so impressed I went back and got the BluRay.



GODZILLA VS KONG (International Advance):
I really thought the last monster flick, 2018's GODZILLA-KING OF THE MONSTERS, was a dud. I was b-o-r-e-d. I'd probably NOT bother with this upcoming giant monster slug fest, except...hello? It's also a KING KONG movie---my FAVORITE of the big monsters. While I'm NOT expecting much, I am looking forward to it. As it is also a KONG film, I had to get the poster as well. I had to get a foreign copy as the US ones are cra-cra-zy high right now. They'll probably drop a year or so down the line (as evidenced by the prices falling for the previous modern GODZILLA and KONG films). I'm not expecting much at all...I just hope it doesn't totally suck.



SUSPIRIA (video poster):
Although I have the US one sheet and a foreign poster as well, the VHS promo poster I always found pretty groovy as well. I didn't realize it was new art created for the home video release. I thought it must have been pulled (as all other video posters seemed to be) from an existing movie poster. I resisted buying a video poster because I hope to score a theatrical copy with same art. Never found one. Glad I ended up with a video release poster after all.



HOTEL RESERVE:
I knew nothing of this flick when I bought this poster. James Mason and Herbert Lom are the only names I recognize. However, I was charmed by the old-school art and graphics. It apparently a British flick from 1944 (released in the US in 1946) that involves an innocent man (Mason) who is suspected of being a spy who has to prove his innocence. It has a fairly decent 6.2 rating on IMDB. What I find flabbergasting is that it was made during WWII in England, a country that was no stranger to bombings by the Germans. I guess the world--including the movie business--doesn't screech to a halt during war time. I realize our movie industry didn't stop production, but--with the exception of the then-US territory Hawaii and the attack on Pearl Harbor--we did not have attacks on this shore during the war.



INNER SANCTUM:
Several years ago, I scored the one sheet poster for THE FROZEN GHOST. I knew nothing about the film other than it starred Lon Chaney Jr, Evelyn Ankers and Milburn Stone, which I gleaned from just looking at the poster. I also learned that it was a big screen adaptation of the INNER SANCTUM radio mysteries of the era. Nifty. I became aware that there were other INNER SANCTUM films in the series and I tucked that knowledge away in the back of my head, hoping to score the others along the way sometime. I had seen the poster below a time or two. As it was called simply INNER SANCTUM, I assumed it was the first in the series. I recently scored a copy and looked into it a bit more. Zowie! This film (and poster) hails from 1948. The film series of six films (that included THE FROZEN GHOST and all of which starred Lon Chaney Jr) cranked out by Universal that ran from 1943 - 1945. This film seems to be a one-off attempt to revive interest in the series by some lesser company (M.R.S. Pictures Inc.) after Universal threw in the towel. In fact, on the Wikipedia page for INNER SANCTUM, there is no mention of this later film at all. So, okay... I'll count it as a 7-picture series now that I've scored this poster...leaving me with 5 more posters (CALLING DR. DEATH, STRANGE CONFESSION, DEAD MAN'S EYES, WEIRD WOMAN, and PILLOW OF DEATH) left to track down... Whoopie...



That's it for now. I hope you'll come back and visit again. It's always a pleasure having you.
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« Reply #1637 on: February 26, 2021, 02:33:12 PM »
As a huge Jaws fan I've thought about that Gums poster but have never pulled the trigger.

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« Reply #1638 on: February 26, 2021, 05:59:35 PM »
That Suspiria is great.  I remember seeing it years ago and forgot about it.  You reminded me of it, so I went to look for one on Ebay, but they're all folded and somewhat damaged with pinholes and tears.  I want a rolled mint copy, so I guess I'll have to wait.  But I like it a lot,

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eric160634:  The JAWS spoof element was the only reason I bought this poster (again). As I said, the original poster I got had a small bit o' missing paper. Scroll back a page and look down at the at the bottom of the drawn water....almost directly below the right porthole. It was photographed against a white background, so it is hard to see the missing piece. But the missing bit of paper annoys the crap out of me. If you are in the US and want that defective poster, message me and I'll send it to you---FREE! Cheers--and welcome to APF if I haven't welcomed you already.

Thierry:  Every time you appear on my thread, I am utterly surprised. But hey--welcome and I am thrilled that you like the SUSPIRIA video poster. I forget that despite the fact that we have different tastes, you do sometimes dig the occasional classic horror flick now and again. Delighted to see you here. CHEERS!
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Thierry:  Every time you appear on my thread, I am utterly surprised. But hey--welcome and I am thrilled that you like the SUSPIRIA video poster. I forget that despite the fact that we have different tastes, you do sometimes dig the occasional classic horror flick now and again. Delighted to see you here. CHEERS!

For sure, we don't collect the same stuff hahaha.  But I always check your new acquisition (because it's always fun to see what other people collect), and if I see something I like, I mention it.  Thanks for the cheers!!!

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Hey Monster!

What the heck! Is that a foreskin pirate popping out of Cowboy Gums front holster?!

Just what did those whales tell that alien probe in Star Trek IV?

Good ole Pupi Avati really knows a good sewer corpse, eh?!

From Beyond: Go back! Go Back!

Two weeks of The Force! Wookie chess marathon!

Plus, Mondo Bava!!! B-movie mucho!

I love the smell of ape bomb in the morning!

Suspiria: Well, doggone.  It really is "that" Joan Bennett.

Monster delivers a stone litho Hotel Reserve?! Go RKO!

Do I detect some German Expressionism in your Sanctum?

Yeeeaaaaa, Monster!

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Tickets! Get your tickets! The Shock-O-Rama poster Show is back again...and about to start! Don't push. Don't crowd. There's plenty o' room inside to get a gander at today's offering of "new" (to me) vintage posters.

THIERRY: Okay then. Thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you dug the SUSPIRIA. CHEERS (again).

OKIE:  A foreskin pirate? Ha! More marvelous interpretive insanity. LOVE IT! And German Expressionism is about the only thing my Sanctum's got going for it these days. Ha! Thanks for the visit.

Quick! Quick! Find a seat! The lights are starting to dim... The show is about to begin.

 

THE EAGLE'S SHOWDOWN:
I think I have another copy or two of this poster...but I'm not sure.  I've never seen this flick and know nothing about. Why buy it? The art makes it look like it's in 3D...although there's no mention of it on the poster. Is it a 3D flick? I have no idea. I can't find much...well, ANY...information about the film.  But, gimmick whore that I am, I had to get a copy (or two or three or...), just in case. It was cheap anyway. Love that the theater depicted in the poster art looks like a former movie palace turned grindhouse. So appropriate. Ha!



THE RIPPER (video poster):
Ugh. I didn't need this. I was going after other items...and saw this to pad the package out. I bid on it...and was outbid on the other items I was originally after. ARGH! That happens far too often. Ha! This is the video poster (there was no theatrical release) for one of the early shot-on-video flicks during the VHS era. Special effects make-up super star Tom Savini stars...sort of...as Jack the Ripper.



HEADLESS ENTANGLEMENT:
I have NO IDEA what this movie is about. But HEADLESS ENTANGLEMENT? Obviously this isn't something that played at your local multiplex. I stumbled on this (and the poster below). This appears to be a poster that was printed for a local showing of the film in Colorado (based on the poster below). I thought it was unusual and unique...and cheap. Why not?




CHRISTMAS CRUELTY and HEADLESS ENTANGLEMENT (Film festival poster?):
This is the poster that attracted me to buying the poster above. Apparently the films played on succeeding nights at a place called The Gorehound's Playground in Colorado. I looked it up. It's a video store with a small theater, apparently. With a poster totally inspired by (read "ripped off from") the movie "GRINDHOUSE", strange movies and interesting verbiage ("Two nights filled with Norwegian madness" and  "2 sick movies in 1 go"), I quickly decided that it would be a fun lil' purchase. Why not? I just wish that an individual poster for CHRISTMAS CRUELTY had been available as well. Oh well... These will probably never see the light of day anyway...



STARCRASH:
This wacky STAR WARS-inspired space epic is sooooo cheesy. I already have a copy (or two or three) of this poster. This was actually a free bonus poster that arrived with another poster I bought. How nice. What a cast! Caroline Munro (in that amazing outfit)! Christopher Plummer! Joe Spinell! A pre-fame David Hasselhoff! Marjoe Gortner (ha!)! Music by John Barry! Directed by Lewis Coates (aka Luigi Cozzi)!



ANDY WARHOL'S DRACULA:
I am fairly certain I have one of these already. I don't know why I went for a second copy, especially since the drawn style of poster is the one I prefer. Oh well. It wasn't that expensive and I couldn't pass it up. Fresh from their co-starring underground smash, ANDY WARHOL'S FRANKENSTEIN, Udo Kier is Dracula and Joe D'Allesadro appears as a handyman who de-"wirgin"-izes some young ladies the count has his eye on.



TO THE DEVIL ...A DAUGHTER (British one sheet):
Nastassja Kinski was only 14 when she starred in this Hammer Films produced horror flick, based on a Dennis Wheatley novel. Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, and Denholm Elliott also star. It's not the greatest poster ever, but I don't think I had the British one sheet yet (which is different from the US poster), so...I picked it up. I didn't need it though. Perhaps the devil (or his daughter?) made me do it.



THE INCREDIBLE SEX RAY:
Ha! This is a poster for a porn movie apparently.  No, I've not seen it. I'm sure what I imagine it to be like (the sex ray from an alien invasion?) and what it really is like  are too different things...and I'd be disappointed. Big John Holmes stars. Zowie! I do dig the giant eyeball staring down with the ray (?) coming from it, though.



THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK (1982 re-release):
Hmm. I recently stumbled on another surprisingly affordable STAR WARS series poster. I'm not a fan, but know they can be worth some bucks sometimes,  so... I picked this up. It's only a re-release. But, I do think this was the first re-release? It's not mint. It has some wear and staple holes, but it's not in bad shape at all.



THE SUICIDE CULT:
This was a lucky/cheap pickup. This poster is an alternate title for the flick THE ASTROLOGER that Severin recently gave new life to. I haven't seen THE ASTROLOGER/THE SUICIDE CULT yet, but I still feel lucky (hopefully) to have snagged this poster. The credits are a snipe that has been glued on top of other credits, but it is hardly noticeable.


Congratulations...You've made it through another show. Now WAKE UP, wipe the drool off of your chin and the arm rest, and go out into the fresh, clean air, and be glad to be alive (and glad to be leaving the poster show. Ha!).

Thank you for visiting. Stay safe, See you next time.

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That's a poster that would draw me in to the cinema
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I think THE INCREDIBLE SEX RAY poster was designed with you, specifically, in mind, Steve! Glad you dig it. Thanks for visiting. CHEERS!
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Hello! Welcome back to the SHOCK-O-RAMA POSTER SHOW! Happy spring...and how are you? I hope all is well. And thank you for coming. Today's batch o' posters are okay. There's nothing I am super excited about this round, but the next posting (which--Gasp!) is pretty much done and features (I think) more interesting movie paper. Oooooo. No. No hints now. You'll have to come back in mid-April to see. Until then, we can explore the tidbits and curiosities I have ready for you today.
Let's take a closer look...

SCOOB:
I know this film is supposed to be bad. I haven't seen it yet. But--I am a big SCOOBY DOO fan. I was hoping to see this in the theaters--but the pandemic hit and the film went straight to video instead of pushing back its release. I'll get to it eventually--although I'm not expecting much. This was cheap, so...



THE IMMORAL MR. TEAS and WILD GALS OF THE NAKED WEST (re-release combo):
It's a double dose of Russ Meyer! I've never seen either of these flicks. The only Russ Meyer I've seen is FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL! KILL! and BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. However, this double feature was reasonably priced and looks to be dayglow. I wonder if it is? How fun if it is.



NO TIME TO DIE (IMAX):
I love my James Bond movies...but I am not wild about the posters. Since when? The Timothy Dalton era, the Bond poster (once so stunning with their Robert McGinnis art) became nothing but glorified Photoshop projects. The latest batch for the upcoming NO TIME TO DIE are no exceptions. SNORE!  Still, I have a poster for each movie. While I have two of the advances for this one (for the planned April and November releases last year), I didn't have this IMAX version. So...  It will never be framed and hung, but...



VIY (Russian re-release):
I got one of these last year (or was it the year before?). It's a re-release (probably 80s, according to eMovieposter) for the first Russian horror movie, VIY. I was going to send my original copy to a friend I have in Russia who said he loved the flick as a kid, watching it on television. But... I never got around to sending it, largely because I liked the poster so much. So...I got another copy and will be sending this off soon. (Maybe...)



BLADE RUNNER 2049:
I probably already have one of these...but for some reason I think the one I have has issues. I'm not sure.  I threw it in the basket to round a purchase. What the heck?



THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULES (aka THE LOVES OF HERCULES) (Spain):
Okay--me getting this was a given. I like my HERCULES flicks and I am a big Jayne Mansfield fan. I have the Italian poster (which makes no mention of Jayne being in it, despite the fact she plays TWO roles in the film), but had never seen this version until I stumbled on it quite by accident. Jayne's hubby Mickey Hargitay gives the Hercules role a shot. (Mickey's battle with a largely immobile three-headed dragon is so pathetically awesome - awful.)  It's a pretty bad flick, but... I dig it. And I HAD to get this.



THE SADIST OF NOTRE DAME (Spain):
This flick comes from legendary sleazemeister Jess Franco. Recently unearthed, brushed off and brought back into the spotlight via Severin Films on DVD and BluRay, I decided to pick this poster up when I ran across it for a number of reasons. First, it is a country of origin poster. Second, it was Franco and cheap (The two are sort of synonymous. Ha!) Third, anyone recognize the obvious theft of the hand with the knife artwork from the HALLOWEEN one sheet? Ha! Although I have the film on DVD (I got it on closeout--$3.95. Why not?), I have not had the chance to see it yet. However, I had not seen this poster before buying the flick. The photo images on the poster, the costumes and the set piece shown made me realize (just now as I am writing this) that this is Franco's (AWFUL--in my opinion) flick EXORCISM (aka DEMONIAC). Crap...



REPULSION (Spain):
Of my trio of Spanish posters today, I do not recall which I stumbled upon first. I wasn't looking for any of them in particular. I just happened upon them. I have no paper on REPULSION, and this poster--although not great--wasn't repulsive to me...and the price was nice. It's from 1974, but I don't know if that means it was a re-release or if the film never made it to Spain until then. (Although it is referred to as "la obra maestra de Roman Polanski" or Roman Polanski's masterpiece and also "ahora en version doblada" or now in a dubbed version--meaning it probably is a re-release.) The artwork is by famed Spanish poster artist Jano. Eh...whatever.



SAVAGE MUTINY:
Most people would look at this and dismiss it. Why would he want this poster? It's not horror. You are right. It's not. What it is, is one of the hard-to-find Jungle Jim posters. Johnny Weissmuller was the first talking Tarzan...and I really dig the TARZAN series. Once Weissmuller aged out of the role, he was recruited to play adventurer Jungle Jim in a series of 16 films. Weissmuller later also starred in a 26-episode TV version. JUNGLE JIM posters are hard to find and often pricey. I have a rough copy of this one already (so, I am glad to get an upgrade). I also have JUNGLE MOON MEN and CANNIBAL ATTACK. Now just 13 more titles to go. Ha!  (Coincidentally, Johnny Sheffield, who played "Boy" in the Tarzan films, also aged out of the role and appeared in a series of 12 films as BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY.)



GODZILLA VS KONG (International style B):
As I am writing this, GODZILLA VS KONG has not debuted. Even though I hated the last GODZILLA movie, I am a H-U-G-E fan of KING KONG. I'm not expecting much, but am hoping for the best. I am also hoping to see this on the big screen. Hopefully theaters will be re-opening (if they have not already, they will soon) and I'll be able to see this on the big screen, in 3D, (and possibly in 4DX). I've had my first COVID vaccination already and my second was March 23rd--a week before this is due to open. While it is still scary to go out, I'll be more protected and theaters should still be limiting the number of people they allow in. If theaters don't open, I can always catch this at the old drive-in a couple of towns over. I'm guessing GODZILLA will win this match. (KONG won back in the 60s the first time they met up.) That would be a bummer, but...at least it's a KONG movie. (I do like GODZILLA usually, but he's been in several lame movies...)


And that's it for today. But be sure to return in mid-April. I hope you like the goodies I have prepared for you then...and that the pieces I shared today were not too disappointing.
Get your vaccinations and stay safe. The pandemic is (hopefully) winding down.

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Nice to see Savage Mutiny, Monster.  I think Weismuller also "girthed out" of the loin cloth. Jungle elastic waistband?! Okie

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Welcome back to the Shock-O-Rama Poster Show!  It's April 15th, a special day around here... It's my (Gasp!) birthday. Because of that, this is a big blow out celebration. Instead of a mere 10 posters (as per my usual posts), this is everything I've gotten since my last post in March. (Yes, there's the usual junk/crap ...but also some not-so-bad and some pretty nifty stuff as well.)

OKIE: Zowie! It is always sooooo nice to see you here. Yes, Weissmuller did "girth out". No jungle elastic waistbands...or LYCRA leopard prints. So sad. At least he found a job... Welcome to the party today. CHEERS!

Now, without further ado, let's let the party begin!

GIRLS NITE OUT (25x38):
Wow! One of the more obscure 80s slasher posters fell into my lap. This one measures 25x38, but it hasn't been trimmed, nor is it a video poster. There actually was a 27x41 poster printed (also very elusive) with different art (just some girls fleeing in terror on a dull white background). Neither poster is that interesting (but this one---with the photo and the letter beneath it--is the better of the two), but I am glad to have one.



WENDY (Advance):
I had never heard of this movie (but have since looked it up and it seems to be a modern twist/take on PETER PAN) when I got this. It was a freebie at a local theater that had recently re-opened. Poster whore that I am, I took it. Thank you, Maya Theater.



GALLOWS 2:
I didn't really need this--at all. However, I had a chance to meet the creative team behind it and they had a poster and...why not? They signed it...but I kind of wish they hadn't. Oh well. (Full story below...)



HELD:
You may not have heard of HELD. It's a smaller film and it is debuting right when theaters are just starting to re-open. Instead of GODZILLA VS KONG or THE UNHOLY,  this is the film I was seeing when I got the WENDY poster above. HELD was from the same company that gave us THE GALLOWS and its sequel--such as they are. THE GALLOWS films and HELD were produced and made in the area where I live. Since HELD is not a well-known blockbuster, it will probably disappear quickly--so I wanted to give the "local guys" some support and see their flick. Seeing how it is a locally produced movie, I wondered if I could also score a copy of its poster. I looked up the production company, found their website and sent them this note a few days before going to see the film:
"Dear Tremendum Pictures,
CONGRATULATIONS! I recently saw an article about you and your locally filmed feature HELD. I am planning on seeing the film (hopefully) this coming Tuesday at the Maya Cinema in Fresno.
The reason for my note, in addition to congratulating you all, is to inquire about the movie poster. I am a collector of movie posters. I have thousands of them--literally. Although I was fortunate to get to attend a screening of THE GALLOWS and receive an autographed mini-poster from the film (signed by Mr. Lofing and Mr. T. Cluff, I believe), I still sought out and purchased a full-sized (27x40) theatrical-sized poster. I missed GALLOWS 2 altogether. It came and went in a week--while I was out of town. (I have it on BluRay, but sadly have not seen it as of yet.) I am writing to find out if it would be possible toy buy a theatrical size one sheet for HELD. Even though I have yet to see it (but plan to Tuesday), I really would love a poster to add to my collection and to show support to the local guy. If a poster is available, please just let me know how much it is (including postage) and I would be more than happy to send it your way.
Thank you so much."

I didn't hear back from them. So, on Tuesday before we went to the movie, I sent this second note off with a copy of the digital Fandango receipt:
"Hello again.  Just so you know I was not kidding. Here is my receipt for my HELD tickets for this afternoon's showing.  Wishing you the best with this endeavor.
Cheers!"

When I got home, I found this note waiting for me:
"Hi Shawn, yeah we have a poster you can grab. Got a Gallows 2 as well. $20 work? If you can come grab it, that'd be great - don't have a lot of time to get to the mailbox. Thanks Shawn, appreciate the support!
- Chris and Travis"

Hmm. I was HOPING they'd give me a poster for free (and I really don't need the GALLOWS 2 poster, but...). However, I had already offered, so I sent this note:
"Yes, $20 would be great. Where would I go to get it? Thank you."

I had a response...but the poster deal began to sound more like a drug deal:
"Can you meet you at the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center Park area. 85 N Temperance Ave Clovis 93611. Just let us know when you’re planning to stop by
Thanks"

I understand that they don't know me and there is a pandemic going on, but really... I expected to go to some production office or something, but to meet at the Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center park is rather bizarre-o. Still, I responded and we had a back and forth a few times, before we finally met yesterday at the appointed time and appointed place. It may have seemed like the most illicit poster deal ever. I wonder if they thought I might be a (Gasp!) poster NARC? Ha!



THE BOY AND THE PIRATES:
This is a nothing little poster that I got in the hopes of padding out shipping costs for other items I was bidding on---and lost. (My life's story...) I had never heard of this flick before, despite it having been directed by Bert I. Gordon ("Mr. B.I.G."). What caught my eye was the claim that it was in something called PERCEPTOVISION. gimmick whore that I am, I couldn't pass it up. Perceptovision was later also used in Gordon's VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS, so I have some idea what it was like. I also found this brief description on the TCM informational page for the film:
"Although no process is listed in the onscreen credits, this film's pressbook indicates that it was shot using 'Perceptovision-The Newest Marvel of the Motion Picture.' Perceptovision was described as 'a patented dimensional matte process which combines travelling mattes and split screen effects.' The Filmfacts review adds that the process 'was utilized in the film to show the foot-tall genie in a bottle floating in the ocean, and an erupting volcano rising out of the sea.' "
It's also interesting to note that Joe Turkel, who played the creepy ghost bartender in THE SHINING plays a genie in this flick. Timothy Carey, who was in a lot of stuff, was also apparently fired from the film for throwing an actor across the set! Zowie! "See! See! See! The Amazing Genie! The Growing Sea-Mountain! The Fantastic Journey Into Time! The Magic Fog!" How did I ever miss this? Ha!



CUT AND RUN (video):
Ruggero Deodato made a name for himself with  the cannibal genre epics JUNGLE HOLOCAUST and then the more controversial CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. After HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE PARK and something called ATLANTIS INTERCEPTORS (?), his producers wanted him to make a follow up to CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. He didn't want to. Instead, the film is loosely based on an abandoned screenplay by Wes Craven. I have been aware of the movie for years and have recently ordered the BluRay that features the R-Rated theatrical cut and the 3-minute longer/gorier international cut. And there's an interesting cast: Willie Aames, Richard Lynch, Michael Berryman, Karen Black and John Steiner. I have not gotten to see it yet, but then this poster popped up. It's a video poster, but I didn't think I had ever seen any posters for the film---so I bid on it and won.



CUT AND RUN:
After finding and bidding on the video poster for CUT AND RUN, I happened on a theatrical poster for the flick.  I snapped it up, thinking I'd surely be outbid on the video poster. I wasn't...and so ended up with BOTH. Ha! That is soooooo typical of me. Oh well...



EARTH 2 (International):
EARTH 2 is a TV movie from 1971. As was the case with many TV movies, especially during the 70s, international audiences had to PAY to see some of these flicks in theaters...and one sheets were created for them. I have a few of these posters, such as the one sheets for Irwin Allen's TV disaster duo FIRE and FLOOD. I wasn't that interested in this poster, but I have the Warner Brothers MOD DVD of it (purchased during one of their 4 for $44 sales). I haven't seen the flick yet, but decided that, when I eventually do, just in case I might actually like it, I might as well get the poster since it wasn't too expensive. They aren't all that common anyway... (Does anyone know if their were one sheets created for the TV movies LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENED TO ROSEMARY'S BABY, or A SHORT WALK TO DAYLIGHT?)



THE MAMDALORIN (TV promo?):
I'm not sure what a double-sided movie poster-sized poster promoting a TV series is called, but I thought I should snatch one up while it was still cheap-ish as it is a STAR WARS-related thing and could be worth some cash down the road. I've never seen the show though. I'm, not a SYAR WARS fan.



THE GODFATHER PART II:
There is no denying that THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART II are great movies...but (in my opinion) they have crappy posters. Sure... Over the years I have half-heartedly bid on them--but never that earnestly. The posters just don't do it for me. I saw this at auction along with other things. I bid on it and forgot about it. Imagine my surprise when I got an invoice for it. (The other items I lost, of course. Ha!) Now I suppose I should seek out the original GODFATHER one sheet. Bother...



THE LOST EMPIRE:
I have never seen this movie, but I do like the art on this poster. I thought I already had a copy of this, but when I came across this I did a search of my blog but didn't see it listed. That doesn't mean that I don't have one. But just in case I don't have one, I snagged this inexpensive jewel. Of the cast, I am only familiar with Angus (PHANTASM) Scrimm. Alan (HALLOWEEN 4 & 5) Howarth did the music and it was written, produced and directed by Jim (CHOPPING MALL, SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE 2) Wynorski. This looks like campy fun.


Zowie! This is apparently TOO LONG! Stay tuned for Part 2 of my birthday poster bash! CHEERS!
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Birthday Bash Part 2:


GODZILLA VS KONG (International style C):
A week or so after getting style B (in my previous post), I ran across style C. By the time I got B, I was anticipating C being confrontational between the two. Style A had them a long distance apart. B had them getting closer together. Voila, it's style C and they've met (albeit underwater)! I love KING KONG and usually GOSZILLA....but the last GODZILLA flick (to me) was such a stinker. I was sooooo bored. I have high hopes for this---but am not going to hold my breath. I'm also rooting for KONG to win, but doubt that will happen. (I'll probably have to go back and re-watch the original KING KONG VS GODZILLA several times after I see this... Ha!)



GODZILLA VS KONG (International style D):
Oh my stars! ANOTHER style? How many posters are they going to pump out for this thing? Granted, the movie-going population is starved for a return to theaters. It's been more than a year--and that hunger for a return to indoor theaters will no doubt propel this flick to being a huge box office hit (providing enough theaters reopen, that is...). Of course they are going to promote the hell out of it. (Side note---the last film I saw in an indoor theater more than a year ago was a special one-night-only re-release of the original KING KONG!) Of the four GODZILLA VS KONG poster I now have, I like this one the most. However, I came across a 5th style that I like even better. It's kind of like the art in style C but with the big boys in a city street duking it out instead of under water. However, I will wait on getting that one. Once the hoopla drops, I am hoping the prices will as well. (Man, I hope I like this film... Rooting for you, KONG!!!)



GODZILLA VS KONG (style E?):
Zowie! I wasn't going to buy it, but I found it reasonably priced. But that is it. I am DONE with the posters for this movie---and I have not even seen it yet, nor do I anticipate even liking it. Ha!



BLACK MAMA WHITE MAMA:
I am pretty sure I have a copy of this already... Maybe not? I wasn't sure. General exploitation meets blaxploitation in American International Pictures 1972 action flick BLACK MAMA WHITE MAMA. Pam Grier (along with Sig Haig) stars in an Eddie Romero (the BLOOD ISLAND flicks) flick with a story by Jonathan Demme! Zowie!



SCREAM:
Oh my stars! I may be wrong (and probably am), buy I do not believe I had a poster for the original SCREAM. How was that possible? SCREAM is up there in the upper echelon of modern horror. It's very self-referential and has brought about three sequels (with a fourth on the way) as well as a TV series. While it may not be A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET or HALLOWEEN, it's a very good franchise. I'm glad I was finally able to score this one sheet (if I didn't have one already).



THE VAMPIRE, DINOSAURUS, and THE BLOB (re-release combo):
Several years ago, I got myself a similar post. Instead of a triple feature, it was a two-fer featuring DINOSAURUS and THE BLOB. I thought sure it would be the closest I ever came to scoring an original THE BLOB or a DINOSAURUS poster...and I somehow got both posters later on. I also have gotten a one sheet for THE VAMPIRE. Why bother with this? How many triple feature poster do you come across---and with FUN titles in them like these? (Okay, so THE VAMPIRE is kind of a stinker... BUT...)



TUSK (large French):
I really think Alejandro Jodorowsky  is brilliant. My favorite film of his is SANTA SANGRE (which was the first one I saw), but I also was blown away by EL TOPO and HOLY MOUNTAIN. I have seen all of his films...except TUSK. Made between his unrealized attempt to make DUNE and SANTA SANGRE, TUSK was a critical and box office flop. Like another of his little-known films, THE RAINBOW THIEF, my understanding is that Jodorowsky was simply hired to direct. This wasn't a personal project and so he was unable to let his freak flag fly (similarly to David Lynch's DUNE and STRAIGHT STORY). While watching the second film in his autobiographical series (ENDLESS POETRY), I got to thinking about TUSK. While it seems to be unavailable in any way, shape, or form here in the US....I did find a copy on YouTube which I will watch very soon. I'm expecting to be disappointed. The reviews I read say it is the more disappointing of the two (the other being RAINBOW THIEF). In anticipation, I discovered the poster available. It's a French poster---the film is in French with English subtitles--and, I think, quite striking. Getting any paper on Jodorowsky films is always tricky, so I went ahead and snatched this up. I hope Jodorowsky still has another film or two in him. He can be so brilliant when given the chance.



SANTA SANGRE (small French):
What a great film this is. The seller I bought the TUSK poster from also had this small SANTA SANGRE. Birthday BONUS!!!



THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP (aka LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO) (Argentinean):
Wow! Wow! Wow!!! I have long wanted a one sheet for THE CURIOUS DR. HUMPP---but they are super hard to find. Imagine my surprise when this Argentinean poster for the original release in its home country popped up with its original title. (LA VENGANZA DEL SEXO translate to THE REVENGE OF SEX!) From 1969---and I am simply amazed it came to our country and will also be thankful to Something Weird Video for rescuing it from utter obscurity. It is soooooo wonderfully weird and bizarre.  Whoo hoo!



EXORCISM (aka LE NOTTI DI SATANA and EXORCISMO Italian 2F):
While not the best EXORCIST ripoff, I find it watchable and entertaining. Genre fave Paul Naschy stars. When I first spotted this poster (on eBay for $100...and was watching), I had no idea what it was for. (I don't speak/read Italian). The imagery was intriguing and Naschy's name was recognizable.  I scored this on eMovie for much, much less. Hooray! I dig it!



EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD (Italian 2F):
Joe D'Amato, who was known mostly for the softcore EMANUELLE films with Laura Gemser before making a name for himself in the horror arena with films like THE GRIM REAPER (aka ANTROPOPHAGUS) and BEYOND THE DARKNESS (aka BUIO OMEGA) dipped his, uh...toe into full on hardcore (well, just in places) with his hybrid horror porn flick, EROTIC NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD, one of a handful of zombie flicks to add hardcore porn elements before the straight-to-video era. (PORNO HOLOCAUST came out the next year, shot on the same locations with some of the same cast and was also by D'Amato.) Laura (BLACK EMANUELLE) Gemser stars along with George (ZOMBIE and THE GRIM REAPER) Eastman. Paper on this is scarce. I hadn't seen this poster before--with Eastman wielding  a machete, a burning zombie, etc. This image came with the auction. The censored parts shown are not censored in real life.



COSMIC MONSTERS:
Fun, old poster---not the greatest design ever, but classic---for a creaky, old British horror flick that is also known as THE STRANGE WORLD OF PLANET X from 1958. Forest Tucker (yes, an American) stars along with some giant bugs! Eeek! You know this is a quality production based on the glaring spelling error on the poster: "When men of different planets unite to combat the most loathesome peril the universe has ever known!" Zowie!!!



THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (2008 French re-release):
Hot diggity! I have been wanting one of these for a while. I have the large French FRANKENSTEIN re-release and a small French INVISIBLE MAN re-release (I need to get a big one to match the others), but did NOT have the BRIDE to go with them until now.  LOVE it! Thanks, eMovieposter!



KILLER PARTY:
Let's keep the party going with this unexpected poster, KILLER PARTY. I recognize the art from VHS boxes back in the day. I never saw it (but, after getting the poster, I've since ordered a copy) and had always assumed it was a straight-to-video release. It was only when I set my eye on the SCREAM poster above, that I noticed this poster was included in the auction...and it was a theatrical poster instead of a video release. Who knew? I completely missed this 80s slasher. (A blurb on the poster says it's "Deadicated to the class of '86." Ha!) I will soon be able to correct that error.



CRY OF THE WEREWOLF:
This was a lucky auction win (Thank you, eMovie). I was watching this and a few other things I really wanted. When it came time for the auction--I was preoccupied and missed it. ARGH! Two things I really wanted escaped my grasp. However this title didn't. I'm sure I paid too much for it---and I had never even heard of it before. However, hailing from 1944, I was intrigued. The film stars Nina Foch (fresh from her screen debut opposite Bela Lugosi in RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE) and Barton MacLane (best known for playing General Peterson on I DREAM OF JEANNIE). EMovie's description also said that "the 'werewolf" is actually a woman who turns into a literal wolf, making it much more like Val Lewton's 'Cat People'! The opening credits have a wolf eating them as they appear on the screen!" Zowie! Sounds very interesting. I need to track it down. I may have missed those other items, but this was a great consolation prize.



RETURN OF THE FLY:
Hey, what's all the buzz about? Zowie! Golly, I am so super thrilled to have this. Believe it or not, I only recently saw the original THE FLY series. It truly is a classic. (I wish the sequels had been in color as the original had been.) The first film was fantastic. The sequel was equally fun. (The third one...eh.)  And what a gorgeous poster. It's much nicer than the original film's poster. H-e-l-l-l-p me-e-e-e!  H-e-l-l-l-p me-e-e! I couldn't NOT get this.



HELP:
This is my first  original release Beatles movie poster. I didn't expect to get it and I might not have bothered...except the film apparently debuted in 1965...the year of my birth (aka 56-freakin' years ago). I thought it would make a marvelous (and sort of logical) gift to myself. And, if you are seeing this, I DID make it to 56, which I never thought I'd actually see.  This was from Heritage...and, ouch! I keep forgetting how steep their fees are. Still, how groovy to have this.


And that is it.
Now, I more than likely will not be back for a long time. My life is in turmoil. I am moving in October---and it is a huge chore. All of these "new" posters are headed right into a box for the move. I have started taking down all of my cherished framed posters, removing them and boxing them for safe transport. (And, you probably have forgotten that I have more than 200 frames to go through. EEK!) That, coupled with my thousands of other posters I have to prepare for shipping and all of the other "objects de junk", er... "d'art" to go through, pack or get rid of, etc. It's going to be quite an undertaking. (Are there any undertakers standing by? Hee hee...)
Speaking of undertakers, as I said elsewhere, I am delighted to have hit 56. It's not that I look forward to aging. It's just that the men on my mom's side of the family all seem to drop dead at 55. My grandfather (who I very much resemble) died at 55. His father died at 55. Both had cardiac issues.
I have all sorts of health issues as well, cardiac included. I also have high blood pressure problems. But my chief complaint is C.I.D.P. (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy), a rare disease I was finally diagnosed with just last year, which hinders my mobility greatly. Although I am getting treatment for the CIDP (and hopefully will be able to exercise again---to work on my blood pressure issues), I am such a mess physically, I am actually surprised I am still alive. Really!

Blah! Blah! Blah! Listen to me yammer on. Especially when it appears we have someone eager to cut the cake...
Thank you for your visit. I hope you enjoyed yourself. As we start to move out of the pandemic (hopefully), I hope your year is a smashing success! Happy posters!
CHEERS!
Let me introduce myself: http://www.allposterforum.com/index.php/topic,9291.0.html View my collection thread (if you DARE!!!):  http://www.allposterforum.com/index.php/topic,9480.0.html  See it on my blog (withOUT Photobucket watermarks) here:  https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=5730339618306790065#allposts/src=sidebar CHEERS!

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Belated happy Birthday Monster, I am sorry to hear about your heart condition. I have had high blood pressure for around 20 years, but have it stable taking 10mg of Amlodipine a day. Speaking of aging and Godzilla, I recently (Jan\Feb) had cataract surgery in both eyes and after I got my prescription glasses I was eager to go to the cinema (what else would I use my eyes for ;)) and booked a seat (with family) for Godzilla v Kong in glorious 3D. Like you I was disappointed with the movie but the eyes worked great! so I will be taking in more movies (our local cinema books to 40% and the assigned seats allow for social spacing. Anyway apart from the eyes I am aging OK, I will be 66 in August, yes I was alive when James Dean was still alive. Good luck with the upcoming move and "long may you keep posting", as your posters are appreciated by many of us.
Regards

Ian