Author Topic: Monster A Go-Go's Shock-A-Rama Poster Show (in Blood-Curdling Freak-O-Vision!)  (Read 151196 times)

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Happy Birthday, MAGG! I hope you have a great day! I'm glad you passed the 55 milestone, but sorry to hear about your health and also the move. It's never fun having to pack everything up for a move. I hope it goes smoothly for you.

Nice update, some really good posters there. I like the story of regarding how you acquired 'Held'! I suppose posters are our drug! The design is quite intriguing too, I'll have to look the film up. Tusk is really nice. That Mandalorian poster is quite tricky to get, I think it only got released on the Disney Rewards site. I need to get a Scream poster, agree that it's a bit of a modern classic. I also like the underwater Godzilla v Kong design.

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Happy Birthday MAGG  thumbsup.gif  Here's wishing you a speedy return to good health  :)
I don't often comment lately but I always enjoy your pix and comments.  Your obvious enjoyment of films and posters makes me remember why I got into this hobby in the first place!  You've inspired me to try and track down some of those Godzilla / King Kong.  But what made me grin is how on the 1Sh for "Girl's Nite Out", they put Hal Holbrook's name in bold  ;D
Take care and good luck with your move!

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Ah the dreaded move.  You're starting early (April to October, that's 6 months of packing), which gives you ample time to get organized.  Organization is key with any kind of collection.  A lot of my friend would not understand my collecting habits, so I've kept it a secret to many, I never talk about it on social media, just to you folks.  People who come to my place have no idea I collect movie posters, and I like it this way.  I attribute it to organization (plus I'd get a divorce if a single tube was found inside the house haha).  So you have 6 months to clean it all up.  Check this picture, this is 15,000 posters in a truck (the flat files and hundreds of those square tubes are in the back).  If you can do that, moving your posters will be a breeze.  It was for me.



Good luck w your endeavors and happy day.

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Happy birthday! Sorry to hear about your health, but hopefully those treatments lead you on a road to recovery with many more years ahead!
I can't imagine trying to pack so many posters for a move - but I guess I'll end up with the same problem eventually! Good luck with the move!

Scream was the film that started my love for slashers - being the first real horror movie I was able to sit through! I was a total chicken growing up! I'd love to own the poster for it someday, but I'm afraid of accidentally buying a reprint since it's one of the more popular films.

Killer Party is definitely an underrated slasher. It unfortunately suffered from cuts to the gore/death scenes and we have yet to get a restored version. Still - it has a strong cast and a GREAT 80s soundtrack that I am lucky enough to own. Really love that is has Terri Hawkes as well - major bonus for me!
I won the video release poster but someday I'll probably grab the theatrical poster as well since it isn't too expensive.

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Happy Birthday, Lil Monster!  I'm glad you are above ground, too!  Sending you good mojo from the Gulf coast for health and the upcoming move, my friend!  Still can't wait to meet in person some day and share a tropical drink Tiki style!  Your pal, Okie

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Zowie! Thank you for the birthday wishes and words on moving...

Ian/ealingmovieposters:  Thank you for your note. I'm glad you are still plugging along...but sorry to hear GODZILLA VS KONG didn't work for you...even in 3D. Waaaagh!

Tob:  Thank you for your visit as well. Posters are a bit like a drug to us--YES! I'm an admitted "junkie". I'm pleased some of the posters in the birthday batch were pleasing to you. Cool.

Hicks77:  Hi there. I was delighted to hear that my silly posts are enjoyable. Good luck with your hunt for the GODZILLA VS KONG posters. (They may be cheaper in a few months?) CHEERS!

Thierry:  That is right...you moved to the beach not so long ago. With your stash...that must have been a huge endeavor. I started early because of my disability. My CIDP wipes me out just doing the most mundane task. Just doing laundry or making a trip to the grocery store does me in for the day. But--one way or another--I will get moved.

Heather_Mason_SH3:  Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad new people like you and Ian/ealingmovieposters have come along to invigorate the forum with new blood. I have received my KILLER PARTY disc and will hopefully be giving it a watch soon. Your words make me really curious about it. Best of luck tracking down a SCREAM poster. There are a LOT out there--but get one from a reputable dealer just to be sure it is authentic. Actually, my SCREAM and KILLER PARTY came together in one lot from Heritage ($36 or $55 with their horrible fees plus shipping). NOT too expensive! Good luck!

Okie:  May the tiki and poster gods smile upon you, my friend. Thanks for the birthday wishes-a-go-go! CHEERS!
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How are you doing way out there on the Left Coast, Monster?  I hope your packing and life adventure is going okay.  Okie

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How are you doing way out there on the Left Coast, Monster?  I hope your packing and life adventure is going okay.  Okie
Hi Okie!!  Thank you for checking on me.  I'm hanging in there. I've been busy with a revolving litany of guests. Another coming this weekend and then my.mom is coming the following Saturday for a month. It's cutting into my packing time and energy,  but...  (Going to Stanford on the 17th for a consultation,  too. Wish me luck.) I hope you are well.. Cheers
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Welcome back to the Shock-O-Rama Poster Show. It's been a bit more than two months since the last update. I'm starting to pack up the house, taking posters out of their frames for safe transport for the move (which won't be until late October), sending other posters to auction, and packing the poster room up (which is a HUGE undertaking). My health issues continue to decline. I went see a specialist at Stanford. (For those of you following along, she doesn't believe I have CIDP...but doesn't know what is wrong with me. More tests have been ordered. Swell...) In other words, I have been BUSY!
But, even though it has been more than two months since I last reared my ugly head on here, That has NOT stopped me from acquiring more posters--which is STUPID on my part since they'll need to be packed up, too.

Blah, blah, blah...  Let's take a look and see what I have this time:

NEWS OF THE WORLD:
Boring poster for a movie that apparently was scheduled to come out during the pandemic this last Christmas.  (Duh! Who planned that?) I have no idea if this was ever released or not. The poster was a freebie at a local theater. Just adding it in here because, dull and ugly or not, it is still an acquisition.
 

DIRTY MARY, CRAZY LARRY (Style A):
I've not seen this, but I am under the impression that this film is akin to THELMA AND LOUISE, albeit with a male/female pair of anti-heroes. This was purchased to pad out the shipping for something else I had purchased.  I see the style B poster much more frequently than this one.
 

BERSERKER (video?):
I already have several copies (too many copies) of this poster, but I've never seen the flick. They've all come to me in lots...and this copy (actually 10 copies) is no exception.  I got this batch because they came with another poster (which was also sold with multiple copies) that I actually wanted. I'm guessing this is a video release poster, as there is no rating listed. (Did it ever have a theatrical release?)
 

THE SLAYER:
I've seen this poster come and go in various lot auctions on eMovie. I remember when this flick came out...but never saw it back in the day. Seeing the poster pop up reminded me of the film and it intrigued me. I'd bid on the various eMovie lots, but they'd go crazy high and I'd drop out because this was likely the only poster in the batch I "needed". I scored this one (and several other copies) in a lot elsewhere. Yippie! Now to track down the film... Oops! I should have looked for the movie earlier, because I now realize I have/saw a BluRay of the film (with completely different art) a few years ago. (I've actually pretty much forgotten what it was about... all I recall, I think, is that a group of people are flown to a remote location...was it either an island or somewhere in the desert?....the airstrip is a ways away from the house....and that's really pretty much all I recall.) So, getting the seemingly elusive poster (that is not so elusive at all) for the mysterious film (which, now I realize, isn't so mysterious at all) was a momentary thrill that sort of dissipated. Waaagh. Maybe I need to dig the flick out and give it a re-watch? I may like it better than I thought,  and the poster will be that much more meaningful for me. Hmm.
 

ONCE BITTEN:
I have not seen this flick, so I can't explain this... But for whatever reason, I became obsessed with tracking down the poster for it---but didn't want to pay too much in the process. So, I have it now. Whoopie. (Just more stuff I've gotta pack... UGH!)
 

SUGAR HILL:
I already have a copy or two of this cool blaxploitation horror poster (Voodoo AND zombies!!), but it came in a lot with another poster...so I gladly added it to my collection.  It is a cool poster, anyway.
 

THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE:
I have seen the poster  up for auction now and again. The blurb about it being in "Mystimation" intrigued me (gimmick whore that I am). I tried getting the poster several times, but was never able to get it. I wasn't overly put out about not getting it, as I had never heard of the flick before seeing the poster. And then I purchased a BluRay set of films by Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman. The film I was wanting to see in the collection was JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME, a film I had a kiddie matinee poster for (and I also dig posters for creepy kiddie matinees). JOURNEY featured some interesting practical effects and stop motion animation. It wasn't great,  but it was interesting enough to warrant watching the other two films in the set, THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN and INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION.  INVENTION was visually stunning. I loved it...and later found it was released here as THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE. That renewed my interest in getting the poster. Such stunning and creative style and visuals in the film...
 

HARDWARE (Italian 2F):
I thought I had already posted this one, but I guess not. I remember when this film came out. It was much hyped. I saw it...and was not nearly as impressed as I thought I should be.  It was directed by Richard Stanley,  who was supposed to direct the bizarre 1996 version of THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU with Marlon Brando, but was fired (but he stayed on secretly, playing a background creature). (This past March, he was accused of domestic abuse, which led to his fall from grace at Severin/SpectreVision.) Someday I may give the film another go. We'll see.
Despite my less-than-stellar impression of the film, I was very taken by this Italian poster. Zowie! Sold!
 

THE DEVIL'S RAIN (Italian 2F):
Who doesn't want a giant poster of Ernest Borgnine's face in satanic makeup from the climax of the low budget 70s shocker THE DEVIL'S RAIN? Ha! My flirtation with stunning Italian posters has fluctuated over the years. I avoid them because of their size (especially the 4 Fs), but the art has won me over time and time again.
 

BLACK HOOKER:
I know this is anything but PC, but this little blaxploitation gem had me gleefully spending way too much money to obtain it. Oh my stars! What a trashy, exploitative title. "She was loveable...She was mean...Damn mean!" What the hell does that mean? "What would you do if your mama was a hooker?" Oh my!!! A Dinero Production. Ha!  This film is mighty obscure and appears to be a total crapfest, based on its IMDB rating of 2.9. It is available on DVD, but from Desert Island Classics or Synergy Archives...which probably means they're public domain crap copies I don't want to pay for. The flick may be trash, but the poster is grindhouse nirvana.
 

And that is it for now...BUT--be warned--I will be back sooner than you think as I already have another 10 poster added to my collection and have started the next post. (In fact, I've already started the post after THAT!)
So, cha-cha-cha! I'll see you in the not too distant future...
 

CHEERS!
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Hey, Hey, Monster is back!!! What a wildly weird bunch of cool posters you have brought us. Would that Lauren Hutton bite be more distinctive than Lugosi's? Nice eye booger image, too!  Okie

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Okie! It's always a delight to see you. I'm glad you like the ONCE BITTEN poster. Thanks for visiting and taking a look. CHEERS!
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WARNING!!! You have (inadvertently?) stumbled into the next edition of the Shock-O-Rama Poster Show! EEEK! Today's exhibit features 10 posters that you may have seen before. There's nothing too AWE-inspiring, but nothing (aside from maybe the first one) too dull (for ONCE) either. It is what it is and... Quick! Take your seats. The show is about to start:

WHERE DOES IT HURT? (re-release):
Eh... I don't know what I was thinking. This was a last-minute bid (before I read the description). There's nothing wrong with the poster, I just didn't realize it was a re-release when I bought it. Oh well. It was cheap-ish...

THE SUICIDE SQUAD (International Advance):
I have no interest in seeing this. I'm not a superhero (or, in this case, maybe super villain?) kind of guy. There are entertaining moments in the preview, but as a whole it's a hard pass. HOWEVER, when I was at the theater the other day (seeing SPIRAL, the latest SAW sequel), I spied the advance US one sheet for this and really dug it. I think I was so fond of it as it was actually an artistic rendering instead of the typical Photoshopped thing. Oooooo. I wanted it. It's already hard to find, but the not-nearly-as-great international advance was available and affordable.  I got one from super poster dealer Dale Dilts on eBay (a superhero in his own way). I didn't need it, but...why not?

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3D:
A Canadian one sheet for the 3D remake. I have a couple of other copies of this. I don't know why I bothered to get another. Star Sid Haig was originally from where I live. When I was a writer for the newspaper, I got to interview him for the paper's monthly glossy magazine. I have a photo somewhere of him holding the magazine with the article while I held an autographed photo he'd given me. (Found it. It's below...) Is this film available as a 3D BluRay?



BOOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY:
Normally, I would be jumping with joy over snagging the first poster in the BOOMBA series. This was a last minute bid and, alas, I didn't have time to inspect it properly. Someone had written "Curly" in the first "B" of BOOMBA. That just broke my heart... Not even the "Filmed in glorious Sepia Tone!" quasi-gimmick can brighten my spirits after that discovery. oh well.  Back to the BOOMBA hunt I go.

JUNGLE CRUISE (final international):
Despite having ridden the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland many times, I really had no interest in seeing this flick. The HAUNTED MANSION flick was awful and, although I saw the first one (and maybe the fourth one---because my brother wanted to see it for his birthday), I was not a fan of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movies either. I saw the advance poster with the boat and was moderately interested, noting that the poster was drawn--not just some photoshopped thing. Then I spied this final poster and... WOW! Painted poster art! Fantastic! I was really taken with this poster. I bought it and am actually now considering seeing the movie. (See what intriguing painted poster art can do? SELL the movie!)

THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Advance):
As I described with the International version of THE SUICIDE SQUAD poster, THIS is the poster I spied at the theater and...my jaw just dropped. After years of Photoshopped crap-a-rama, here we have fun (and o' sooooo deliciously exploitation-y and grindhouse-y) ART (instead of just a bunch of floating head shots). Zowie! Even though I do not dig the modern superhero flicks and have no intention of seeing this movie, I LOVE this poster. Poster seller super hero Dale Dilts says he has some of these--just hadn't unpacked them yet. I put my name in for one...but also bought this one (because I wanted to be sure I got one). What a fun, colorful poster. Hooray! Let's hope painted posters make a comeback!

RETURN OF THE JEDI (1985 re-release):
I've never been a STAR WARS fan (as I've stated here many times), but I do appreciate the fact that fans out there get rabid-crazy for the posters. If I find them cheap enough, I sometimes buy them as an investment. This is a re-release poster for the third film in the original trilogy  Not the best poster, but...

DOOR TO DOOR MANIAC:
Whoo hoo! I have wanted one of these one sheets for years. The closest I came was an insert a few years back (and I do NOT collect inserts usually). Aside from the fact that Johnny Cash (!!!) and "Ronnie" Howard star in this apparent sleaze fest, the artwork and tag line are just so grindhouse trashy-cheesy awesome! And who doesn't love a finger replacing an "I" in a title? Ha!

Q-THE WINGED SERPENT (aka THE WINGED SERPENT or Q):
I have been trying to get a Q-THE WINGED SERPENT poster for years. (At least, I don't think i have one yet. Do I?) I stumbled on this poster on some obscure auction online. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I was intrigued by the alternate title that omitted the "Q"--and, more importantly, by the art. Zowie! The movie is just so-so, but I have noticed the poster is popular. This appears to be an international version as there is no rating shown. Interesting.

LA CASA DEL TERROR:
Lon Chaney Jr stars in this Mexican werewolf comedy. Apparently, when this was imported to the US (by schlockmeister Jerry Warren), it was given the Cuisinart treatment. All of the humorous bits were cut out, scenes from THE AZTEC MUMMY were added in along with a few new bits added by Warren himself. When done, the cinematic souffle fell...and we were stuck with the mess that is THE FACE OF THE SCREAMING WEREWOLF. Still, it might be interesting to see what was originally intended...

Well, my friends, congratulations! It looks like you've survived another Shock-O-Rama Poster Show (and without soiling yourself --or the seats-- in the process)! Thank you so much for visiting. Although the next Shock-O-Rama Poster Show is already being readied (I have ONE poster so far--whoopie), it may be a while before we meet again. Take care. Happy posters!
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Monster_A_GoGo Hi! I see you got yourself Once Bitten!
I myself have the video release poster - essentially the same as the theatrical one unfortunately!
It's a typical '80s sex comedy if that's something you like you'll enjoy the film! It also has some really great songs on the soundtrack - again if that's the type your are into!
Either way I'd recommend giving it a look if you haven't already! ;)
Maybe someday I'll get the theatrical poster as well - but I'm satisfied with the video release for now. :)

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Monster_A_GoGo Hi! I see you got yourself Once Bitten!
I myself have the video release poster - essentially the same as the theatrical one unfortunately!
It's a typical '80s sex comedy if that's something you like you'll enjoy the film! It also has some really great songs on the soundtrack - again if that's the type your are into!
Either way I'd recommend giving it a look if you haven't already! ;)
Maybe someday I'll get the theatrical poster as well - but I'm satisfied with the video release for now. :)

Hi Heather. Thank you for visiting and leaving a note. I've still not seen ONCE BITTEN. I'll watch it if I get the chance, I guess...but I'm not going to go out of my way to track it down. As I said, I do not know why I wanted to track the poster down.

But it sounds like you are somewhat passionate about this film. So maybe it is worth tracking down? Hmm. I'll contemplate it. It will have to wait though as I am packing for a move in late October...and I need to get rid of stuff instead of acquire more. UGH! Such a chore...

There's no shame in having a video poster, so don't knock yours. Many films never come out at theaters and only have video posters OR the artwork on the video releases is different (such as the VHS release of SUSPIRIA for example)--so if you like that artwork, you've got to get the video poster.

Thank you again for visiting my thread.

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EEK! The late night Shock-O-Rama Poster Show is about to begin. While nothing to brag about, this poster show came together rather unexpectedly quickly. Don't push. Don't crowd. There's plenty of room for all.
Oh, the lights are dimming. The show is starting...

SCOOB (Advance):
I've been a life-long Scooby Doo fan. Hello? A cartoon about teens detectives encountering spooky monsters? What's not to love? Before the pandemic, a new Scooby Doo movie was set to come out. The pandemic hit, the film was pulled (and sent directly to DVD/VOD), and that was that. I scored an advance poster for the film (with a young Scooby with a shadow behind him of what he'd grow to become) a while back...and then spotted this one---and it was fairly cheap. I still hadn't seen the flick, but it was Scooby. Why not? After getting the poster, I discovered that the movie was actually playing locally at our second-run theater. I guess since our theaters have reopened, they were hungry for programming and SCOOB got pulled from non-theatrical purgatory.
The movie...eh, it could have been better. I was surprised it had big names (Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Zac Efron, Will Forte, etc.) doing some of the voices and there were Scooby/Hanna-Barbera Easter eggs all over the place. But...it could have been so much more than it was. I'll probably never display this poster (the only Scooby poster I've ever hung/displayed was for the video release of SCOOBY DOO ON ZOMBIE ISLAND), but that's okay.

THE SUICIDE SQUAD (Advance):
I know I mentioned getting an advance poster for THE SUICIDE SQUAD in my previous post. This is a second copy. When i saw this poster hanging in the theater, I was so excited to see poster art that had been painted, I went a little wild. I didn't realize it, but I'd taken a photo of the poster in the lobby (below). Ha!
I'm not a super hero kind of guy, I probably will NOT even see this flick. But after decades of posters of Photoshopped floating heads of the movie's stars--the painted work just sent me into orbit. I bought (stupidly, I suppose) a second copy. I've actually committed to buying a third from Dale Dilts (ddilts339 on eBay) along with a few other things.

STUNT ROCK:
I had tried (unsuccessfully) to score this poster from some of the recent lot auctions on eMovie. Usually, this was the only poster I wanted, so I only half-heartedly tried to score it...and always failed. I hoped that eventually one of the lot buyers would list their purchases on eBay and I could buy myself a copy. Lo' and behold, someone did. I've never seen the flick (had never even heard of it until I saw the poster), but the art I found interesting. It makes me imagine the movie is a cross between ROCK AND ROLL NIGHTMARE (which I've also not seen) and DEATH PROOF. The background skull was, of course, the most attractive thing for me. I didn't even know if it had been released on DVD or BluRay, but found there was a Code Red 2-disc version put out in 2009...that now sells for a minimum of $75. Yowza! The reviews I've found say it's trash--but in a gleefully so-bad-it's-good way. Maybe someone will re-release it. (Are you listening Severin, Vinegar Syndrome, Synapse, etc?)

DRACULA 2000 (Canadian):
I am ashamed that I have have also NOT seen Wes Craven's DRACULA 2000. I'd heard not-so-great things about it, so I never got around to it. (I actually got all three films in the series on DVD in 2012, according to Amazon, but have NOT bothered to watch them yet.) This Canadian poster is different than the US version. Why not?

ANTLERS:
I've heard good things about this upcoming horror film (which is debuting near Halloween, I believe, after being sidelined by COVID for a long while). Guillermo Del Toro is on board as producer, so that is indeed promising. The poster isn't much. Let's hope the film is much better...

THE CATMAN OF PARIS and VALLEY OF THE ZOMBIES (re-release combo):
I actually have a copy of this poster hanging in my kitchen. I don't know what I was thinking buying another. Perhaps I'm hoping for an upgrade? I've seen a lot of the old zombie movies, but can't seem to track down VALLEY OF THE ZOMBIES. CATMAN OF PARIS is equally elusive. (I bought THE LEOPARD MAN once, and oops! Obviously the WRONG film. Ha!) Someday I may track them down... Fun, old, re-release combo poster from 1956, though.

ROTTWEILER (aka DOGS OF HELL):
I've purchased two or three (more?) copies of this poster over the years, but every one of them has had flaws that just do not jibe with me...and so I'd have to go on hunting for a replacement. I got this on eMovie not too long back, and the description (I don't actually have it in my hands yet) make it sound like I can finally cross this off my list. What's the big deal about the ROTTWEILER poster? Well, to the casual poster buff...nothing. To me, though, there are several things going for it.
First, ROTTWEILER was one of the 3D films that came out during the gimmick's brief revival in the early 80s. Always a sucker for a gimmick (especially 3D), this made this poster a must-have. The film was made by a filmmaker named Earl Owensby in North Carolina. Most of his films played regionally at drive ins. In the early 80s, he cranked out several 3D features. In addition to ROTTWEILER, I have posters for his 3D flicks HOT HEIR (a seeming play on hot air ballooning), and TALES OF THE THIRD DIMENSION. NONE of Owensby's films ever played in my town--so I never got to see ROTTWEILER or the others (in 3D or even flat!). I have seen something of his called HYPERSPACE (an odd, not-so-funny comic movie featuring a young Paula Poundstone and Chris Elliott) and the bargain basement werewolf shocker WOLFMAN (both on DVD). Based on WOLFMAN (with its claustrophobic and cluttered sets and period costumes), I have long since thought of Owensby as North Carolina's answer to Andy Milligan. I could be (and probably am) all wrong. I've always heard that the 3D in Owensby's films, at the very least, was outstanding. Whatever. I am just thrilled to finally have a decent ROTTWEILLER. Thank you, eMovie!

HARD CANDY:
Another sought after 3D poster...  Yes, it's for an adult porn flick. No, I have not seen this either. This was one of the few posters for an adult 3D flick I didn't have a copy of yet. This one features the Lollipop Girls !?! They're lickin' good! (Oh my!) (I have another adult 3D poster for something called HOT SKIN that features the Disco Dolls. BOTH films star John Holmes.)

PRIMITIV (aka PRIMITIVES and SAVAGE TERROR)(Italian 2F):
I am not sure I have ever seen a U.S. release poster for this Indonesia(?)-lensed cannibal flick. Was it released here? Hmm. I have seen this film twice before---and they were terrible copies both times. Once was on a bootleg DVD. The other on a double feature DVD (with a nifty cover), but was some horrible, hard-to-see VHS transfer. Severin recently released an uncut, cleaned up version on BluRay (which I have ordered, but not seen yet). We'll see how it is...but I'm not holding my breath. I am glad to have scored the poster though.

HENRY ALDRICH HAUNTS A HOUSE:
I had never heard of this flick from 1943, until I came across this poster. While the poster isn't the most exciting and doesn't feature many spooky elements, the art is nice and the poster was not that expensive...so why not? Apparently there were several Henry Aldrich films that were popular in the early 1940s.

That's ten, so that's it for the posters. I don't know why I keep buying, buying, buying. I guess it truly IS an addiction. But everything I buy has to be re-packed for my upcoming move. UGH! So far, I've gone through and removed 75 posters from their frames for safe transport. (I'll be driving the posters up personally.) The frames, in groups of five, are wrapped and ready to go (as shown below). Still well more than 125 left to go...and I have NOT started taking posters off of my walls yet either. (Those will come down last. I love seeing them so much, I hate to have naked walls until the move.)
But I haven't even touched the tip of the iceberg. The poster room is a disaster and I have so much CRAP to dig through still. I really hope I don't buy anything else until after the move as I really have NO TIME to deal with anything but packing. UGH!
Anyway, thanks for visiting. Keep cool this summer (if at all possible...) May all of your poster dreams come true. CHEERS!
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Monster_A_GoGo Life-long Scooby fan here as well! I myself was prepared to watch SCOOB in theaters before it went direct to video so I instead had to settle for the home theater experience when it was made available!
I'm personally not a fan of the voice cast (nor the modern cartoon voice cast) and definitely not a fan of modern humor...but I enjoyed it for what it was!
I can't say I'd personally want to add that to my collection though.
Zombie Island on the other hand? Definitely one of my favorite pieces of Scooby-Doo media and I've been meaning to get the video release poster for it and the other 90s DTV films.
Here's a fun fact for you...did you know that the lead writer/director of the series in the 80s recently confirmed that Shaggy and Daphne were a couple in the 80s? It's not widely known and Warner Brothers likes to pretend it never happened, but I've always been in favor of that pairing!

That Rottweiler poster looks great! I've never heard of the film until now but I'll have to check it out!

As you said, I can agree that collecting is an addiction! I have been telling myself since March that I would take a break...yet I've added at least ten to my collection since then!

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Heather: Hi there. What a delight to have you visit my thread again. I hear you on the SCOOB voice cast. The voice of Dick Dastardly (why they were mixing in various Hanna-Barbera cartoon series characters was odd, I thought) was okay--but it was NOT Dick Dastardly. The same with Captain Caveman. He just sounded like an ordinary guy in SCOOB--NOT like Captain Caveman at all. I was okay with Mark Wahlberg (as he was a new character...not the true Blue Falcon), but Fred, Velma, Daphne, even Shaggy were not right with others voicing them. And Scooby had way too many lines---so NOT like the "real" Scooby Doo. But, it was what it was and I was glad to have seen it.
Shaggy and Daphne an item? Zoinks! I somehow missed that...
Glad you liked the ROTTWEILER poster. I HOPE the film (and other 3D flicks from Owensby) get a 3D release eventually. I'd LOVE to see them that way.
Thank you again for your visit.
Cheers!
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You are a super star packer, Monster! I always leave my posters in their frames when moving and even add more posters in each frame.  Wow, you are really protecting that Hard Candy and Stunt Rock! They will surely be kind to you when you unpack this fall.   Go, Monster, Go!!!   Okie

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OKIE: How are you? When do you leave on your trip and how long does it last? Yes, I am packing my posters away. I just want to know they are protected and safe with me on my move. It may be overkill, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I've heard lots of moving horror stories...
I know it was not the best posting ever (But much better than some of the lame-O lot posts. EEK!), but I can't tell if you are serious or mocking me about the STUNT ROCK and HARD CANDY posters. Oh, no big deal. I have a lot of crap. Neither of those will probably ever see the inside of a frame anyway.
Have a super swell time on your vacation!
CHEERS!
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Hi Monster! I always enjoy your posts.  They are a highlight of APF for me. I really enjoy sering irreverent, bold movie posters and especially those with painted art which you have good luck finding. See you one day soon!
Okie

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Hi Monster! I always enjoy your posts.  They are a highlight of APF for me. I really enjoy sering irreverent, bold movie posters and especially those with painted art which you have good luck finding. See you one day soon!
Okie

They definitely are and I do feel connected, really!!   
I am intrigued by that "Stunt Rock"; these guys live dangerously... reminds me of Roger Daltrey in Tommy doing in hand gliding :)
Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0eFDJ8UztI

That Sugar Hill is very cool.  And that Hard Candy, well, well, this guy of poster won't pass the WAF 
Crucifixion? Good. Out of the door, line on the left, one cross each.

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OKIE: A BONUS visit. How nice. I am super pleased you like my trash...er, my world class (HA!!! Sooooo NOT) poster collection...at least how I display it. I am such a movie poster spaz. I hope my enthusiasm comes through. Thank you for the note.

BwanaDik: Hi there. Again, welcome back to APF. And a big thanks for tracking down the STUNT ROCK trailer. Ha! I can see the similarities to TOMMY somewhat, but the movie...HOW the stunts shown and rock concerts go together, I have no idea. Looks like total trash. From Film Ventures International? I'll bet they got it cheap...and still made a profit, despite no one apparently having ever heard of or seeing it. I'll have to track it down. Ha! Thanks for the visit. CHEERS!

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One day you may be going about your "same as it ever was" life and then a surprise package arrives from the Monster A Go-Go Fan Club!   Thanks for making the world a less "same" place, Monster!   Okie



« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 12:19:42 AM by okiehawker »

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Welcome back to the Shock-O-Rama Poster Show! As July winds down, I hope you are keeping cool and have been enjoying your summer so far. I've been busy the last several weeks with company, doctor visits, and packing for my upcoming move. Ugh! My posters are taking forever to sort through and prep for moving...and what do I do? Continue to buy MORE! I'm such an idiot.
Today, I've just arrived home from yet another visit to Stanford. I put most of the finishing touches on this post while I was away...and now it's ready to be shared. As usual (ho-hum), there's nothing that uber-exciting,  but I hope there's a poster or two that strikes your fancy. (Or at least saves this post from total suckage.,..)

OKIE: Zowie! I am so glad to see you received your official Monster A Go-Go surprise package. Thanks for making the world a less "same" place, Monster!  Less "same" or did you mean "sane"? Ha! Enjoy!!!

Oops! Grab your seats!
It looks like the poster show is about to begin...

HALLOWEEN KILLS (Piece of movie set?):
This is questionable (and, I'm aware, it's NOT a poster), but,,, it might also be interesting. This is a piece of a brick that apparently was used in HALLOWEEN KILLS at the set for Haddonfield Memorial Hospital. Having not seen the flick yet, it's impossible to know if it plays into the action...or if some guy on eBay just got a bunch of broken brick pieces and is making a quick buck. Whatever. It wasn't expensive. It's also tiny. The bag fits in my hand.



THE FLAMBOYANT SEX:
SEE: The torridly sexy "finger" scene! Even Paris was SHOCKED! I already had one of these posters, but when I was looking to pad out the shipping of some other posters and saw the dealer had this cheap ($4.99!?!), I snagged it. SEE: Barbara bewitched by caressing eyes! Ha!



HOT CHILD IN THE CITY:
Why did I get this poster? Believe it or not, it reminded me of a poster I WANT to get for a Raquel Welch flick's poster I've yet to get (for a movie I've yet to see) called RESTLESS. In the Welch poster, Raquel is in baby doll pajamas, swinging a bloody ax over her head with the title written in a circular fashion around her. Okay---this woman is not Raquel Welch and a red rose is not a bloody ax...But it is something until I can score that poster... (Is the movie RESTLESS any good? It's not one that ever comes up when discussing Welch's filmography...) I just noticed John Holmes (under the name John Wadd) was in this flick and it stars someone named L'Oriele. Oo la la? Who knows? (This was a cheap-o! So, who cares?)



HUMAN EXPERIMENTS:
Hooray! This is the movie I read about in a very early issue (possibly the first one?) of Fangoria magazine. I kept watching for this flick to show up in my town. it never did. I never saw it anywhere during the VHS years. I've seen several similarly themed titles turn up and wondered if that was this with a different title? But nope... Now, at last, I've finally scored the poster...and I also recently got this on DVD. I'll be seeing it soon hopefully. This poster is only 25x38, but it hasn't been trimmed. I hope--after all of this time--the movie doesn't suck. Ha!



SPIRAL:
This was not something I expected to add to my collection. I mean, I saw it---and have seen all of the SAW movies. However, except for the original film (and maybe the 3D final chapter), I am sure I passed on all of the posters for the sequels. By and large, except for the bigger horror franchises (HALLOWEEN, FRIDAY THE 13TH, etc.), James Bond, and a few others, I try to avoid posters for sequels. So why SPIRAL? Easy. It was FREE. I'd gone to a nearby theater (to see THE CONJURING 3). This particular theater gives away posters. Usually they are utter crap. While many would consider this one crap as well, I am actually happy to have it. While not the best entry in the SAW series, it was okay. I'd have never purchased this poster---but as a freebie, I'll gladly take it. Whoo hoo!



SCHLOCK:
While I am reasonably sure I have one of these (?!?!?), I was not sure. This is John Landis's debut as a director, writer, and actor. This was also one of make-up artist Rick Baker's first credited gigs. Originally filmed and also known as THE BANANA MONSTER, SCHLOCK (not to be confused with Joan Crawford's last flick TROG) is a wacky, low-budgeter that is an obvious calling card for Landis to get the KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE gig next (and for Baker to get the 1976 KING KONG remake)! Starring the Schlockthropus!!! (Actually, Landis starred as the big, hairy one.) Baker has an uncredited small role as does producer Jack H. Harris (producer behind THE 4D MAN, DINOSAURUS!, EQUINOX, DARK STAR, THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, and all three of THE BLOB films). Famous Monsters' editor Forrest J. Ackerman also has a cameo. This is the original release, full-color one sheet. (The 1977 rerelease uses the same image, but is not in color.)



SOLO (Advance-Chewie style):
I've said before, I'm not a STAR WARS fan. I occasionally buy STAR WARS posters when I can get them cheap-ish to hopefully a turn a profit down the road. This one was kind of the exception. I paid more for this than I should/wanted to, but it was the only one of the character advance sheets for SOLO that I didn't have.


THE DAY TIME ENDED (International style?):
I have the one sheet for THE DAY TIME ENDED. But when I came across this poster, I was totally confused. This poster was completely new to me--completely different art than the uber-cheezy original (which can be seen HERE). How had I not seen this before? And then I noticed it had no ratings box. Of course, I realized, it had to be a n international one sheet. With an interesting cast, an alien, a monster, and UFOs, this Charles Band flick looks like low-budget fun.



FLESH GORDON MEETS THE COSMIC CHEERLEADERS (International)(aka FLESH GORDON 2):
I know this flick is not all that great. I actually do not remember all that much about it (it's been YEARS since I've seen it). Frankly, the only thing I truly do remember is the poo people. Yes, you heard me. Poo people (as in people dressed like giant turds!) Obviously this movie is as clASSy as they come. NOT! FLESH GORDON MEETS THE COSMIC CHEERLEADERS is the 1990 sequel to 1974's X-rated FLESH GORDON. I don't think many people are aware of this sequel. In fact, I don't even think all that many people are aware of the original these days. Zowie! Both films were, in my opinion, missed opportunities. The original FLESH GORDON one sheet is GORGEOUS, though. (I also have the Spanish and the Italian posters.) I had long wanted the one sheet for the sequel to go with it, but I am not even sure it had a theatrical release...at least stateside (and I DO have the US video release poster). I came across this one sheet (sold out of the UK) and am thinking it is an international one sheet--possibly a video poster? Maybe not. I do have a quad with different art for this flick. Anyway, I came across this one and, even though it was far more than I wanted to pay (for the shipping alone), I snatched it up.



REVOLT OF THE ZOMBIES (rerelease):
I have one of these posters already--and paid far more than I wanted to for this copy. However, my copy has a slight misprint (which drives me INSANE!) This copy was in extremely good condition...so I thought I'd upgrade. I can always sell off my original copy. Yes, this is a rerelease poster. However, the original has completely different art and is crazy-hard to find. I am super happy with this rerelease poster.



And that's it for now. Thank you for visiting.  It is always a pleasure seeing you.  I hope you enjoyed yourself.  I hope to see you next time, as well. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Cheers!


One little PS... I got to meet one of our fellow APF movie poster collectors again recently. You know who I mean. He goes by "Okie Hawker" or just "Okie". "Okie's" taste in posters is far more classy and classic than the trash-o-rama I like. Despite that, he is still a very cool guy and a valued member of the forum. He was coming to California and let me know. Voila! We met. How groovy is that? THANK YOU again, Okie for wanting to meet up. It was wonderful to meet you.




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Hi! Welcome to the 11th--and possibly LAST Shock-O-Rama Poster Show--at least for several months. I'm busy packing for a move and up to my armpits in posters. (Details below.) UGH! I mean, I may buy more...but I don't have the time, money, and I want to be done with poster packing. Speaking of which, you may notice there is more than my usual 10 posters. Instead of holding back posters for some future posting (which may not be for months--if ever. My health issues keep rearing their ugly heads.), I'm posting everything I've gotten since last time. Take a peek or don't. I'm not feeling so well, which explains my rush to get this posted and the use of some online photos to illustrate today's posting. I'm going to go lay down. (Don't mind me...) Go ahead and take in the show:

SHARKWATER EXTINCTION:
I love the JAWS flicks, the rip-offs, and bad shark movies in general. This looks like it's probably a documentary--not a bad shark movie--and a sequel at that. BUT...it was fairly inexpensive and I got it to pad out the postage of another poster. I have never heard of this (or the original SHARKWATER mentioned on the poster). Lost to COVID, perhaps?



THE BOY:
I may (probably) already have one of these. THE BOY was okay--but disappointing. I did get to visit the house where it was made (It's in Victoria, B.C.), which was the attraction for me for the poster. I was supposed to see the sequel (BRAHMS: THE BOY II) with a friend the day California shut down for COVID. Is the sequel any good? (I'm not holding my breath...)



LUCA (Advance):
I have not seen this flick, but I have heard good things about it. Why get the poster? Apparently this film was destined for theaters before COVID. It was bumped to a summer 2021 opening and these advance posters were made. But, apparently, Disney changed their minds about releasing the film in theaters...and it ended up premiering on Disney +...and bypassed theaters altogether. Oh well. I'm hoping there will eventually be a demand for this title. Probably wasted my cash.



MOANA:
I bought this because I thought I should...just in case. Was MOANA a hit? I don't really know. Actually, right after I bought this, I regretted it. I've been going through my posters and weeding out stuff I don't want/need. I've pulled lots of Disney stuff to sell or send to auction. This would probably end up in that pile. Oh well...



THE BLACK GODFATHER:
As you know, among other sub-genres, I do dig blaxploitation flicks from the early 70s. The blaxploitation horror movies are my faves, but there are other titles I also enjoy. Titles like THE BLACK GESTAPO, SUPER FLY, and BLACK MAMA/WHITE MAMA are safely ensconced in my collection. THE BLACK GODFATHER? Ooooo. That's one film I have not seen...but that title? How could I NOT want it? I've tried many times, but... This time I made a offer they couldn't refuse. (Bad joke.) Despite the black and white image, I'm thrilled to have it.



RETURN OF THE JEDI (re-release):
I bid on this without really paying attention, not realizing it was a re-release (I should have READ the description first. Ha!). Oh well. I'm not a big STAR WARS guy and I don't know all of the original release styles. I thought/hoped I'd be outbid...but, nope! Didn't happen. The force wasn't with me. Whatever...



THE BAT PEOPLE:
This movie is crap. I saw it years ago and, if I remember  correctly (I probably don't, but...) there is only ONE bat person in it. Filmed in some caverns somewhere and pretty much a bunch of guano as I recall, However, I don't believe I have the poster---which is pretty cheesy in a cool/fun way---so I picked one up.



GODZILLA (Egyptian re-release):
I will probably never own an original GODZILLA one sheet. Although I paid too much for this Egyptian re-release from the 2010s, I still thought it was a good idea to get it. Like my similar Egyptian rerelease of THE INVISIBLE MAN I got not too long back--it's still an original movie poster. Why not?



NO TIME TO DIE (International advance 2021 release):
Third times a charm? We will see... The latest James Bond flick, NO TIME TO DIE, was supposed to open in April 2020. It got delayed due to the pandemic until November 2020 (and I knew when they announced it that there was no way it would be able to play...). Now it is scheduled for early October of this year. Will it finally see the light of day or...will the spread of the delta variant of COVID keep it from being shown again? I have the posters for the other proposed releases--as I have for every Bond film. I had to get the newest poster as well. Right? This is an international advance copy (Note: "in cinemas" instead of "in theaters"). I wonder if there will be a final copy? I sure wish they'd go back to the awesome painted art they used for Bond flicks from the Connery years through Roger Moore's tenure. Oh well...






FRIGHTMARE:
I paid too much for this (just $27...but probably too much)--and I may already have a copy. I haven't seen the flick, but that artwork... Yowza! I can't wait to see that hanging up in the house. Is this one of those instances where the poster is better than the flick? Ha!



3 NUTS IN SEARCH OF A BOLT:
Zowie! Mamie Van Doren in pasties! HOW was this poster ever allowed in 1964? This film (and Mamie's career?) may be a distant mammary, er...memory--but this wild poster lives on. Just as Jayne Mansfield was hoped to become the next Marilyn Monroe for 20th Century Fox, Mamie was Universal's attempt at a Monroe clone. Like Mansfield, her career in films found her in smaller and smaller budgeted projects that were more and more risque. (Mamie and Jayne were BOTH in LAS VEGAS HILLBILLIES.) Mamie is 90 now and, as of this writing, the only one of the 3 Ms (Marilyn, Mamie, and Mansfield) still alive. I have been looking for a nice copy of this poster for years. Now, to just score a NAVY VS NIGHT MONSTERS one sheet and I'll be good with my mini-Mamie collection.



LOST HIGHWAY (International):
Oooo, I love David Lynch's work. LOST HIGHWAY isn't his best, but it does have its moments. The scene near the end at the party between Bill Pullman and Robert Blake... What a simple yet  AWESOME moment in cinema. I have posters for the film--but I hadn't seen this one.


HALLOWEEN KILLS (Advance):
Yes, of COURSE I'd have to get a poster for the latest HALLOWEEN film. Jeepers! I've seen these posters go crazy high...close to $200 or so. Insane! I got this as a "buy it now" on eBay from reputable poster dealer/APF member Dale Dilts for $69.89...which is still much higher than I'd normally want to pay, but... I just wanted to get it and be done with it. A few months after the film comes out, it will more than likely drop to half of that price (or less) (and I base this on the current prices of the 2018 HALLOWEEN one sheets). I wonder if there'll be a final poster release for this flick. I almost hope not (but really want a new one), as I am packing up my posters and am sooooo over dealing with rolled posters. OMG!!! 


That's it for the posters--but not for the post.

As I've mentioned before, I plan to move in late October. My poster room/office is all torn up and looks like we had an earthquake or something. There is crap in it everywhere. I have been working on my tubes. I have been lax--for YEARS--about dealing with them. Now, I'm paying the piper... UGH!

Instead of moving zillions of small tubes, I am opening them up and trying to put a lot of posters into larger tubes. I'm also trying to weed out posters I don't really want and putting them in piles for either going to auction, selling myself on eBay, or just giving to a thrift store (for those really lame posters that pad out bulk lots. Crap or not--I just can NOT trash them...so to a thrift store they go...) I now realize I HATE rolled posters. Sure, they display much better than folded posters, but storing them/moving them are a pain and separating them--UGH!--what a hassle. And, it must be easier to send them rolled, because I have tons of tubes with posters that should have been folded and sent by were rolled instead. Grr.

I'm doing this project in one of my guest rooms. The pile in the photo below is now much higher. My recycle bin is full. I am nowhere near being finished either.
The good thing about doing this, aside from weeding out the crap and duplicates from stuff I want to keep and condensing it all, is that I am finally seeing things I have owned for years but have never seen. There are dozens and dozens of tubes that are sealed and have never been opened. I think the oldest I've seen so far is dated 1998. Seeing some of the posters in real life is amazing--compared to just photographic images. Some are just stunning--far more gorgeous than I ever imagined. I've also come across a few things I had no idea I owned. Ha!  In addition, I have found several items that were damaged severally or ruined in packaging. This includes things purchased from auction houses. Not naming names, because accidents happen---and I am lame for not opening the tubes (and a few boxes) in a more timely manner and seeing what I had. It's the smaller sellers who have been the most frustrating though. One seller apparently decided to include a blown up balloon in a rolled poster he sent me. I have no idea why. Years later, the balloon has deflated...and is stuck to the poster. ARGH! Others have been ruined by the cheap tubes or triangular boxes getting crushed in the mail.
The folded stuff is much, much easier to go through. Oh well...

CHEERS!
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