FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Nov 7, 2008

awesome movie poster friday- the EEEEVIL edition!

I find it so hard to believe that this one ISN'T a comedy. John Carradine, Julie Newmar, and Tina Louise as alien scientists? What gives with that K-Mart Millenium Falcon (adding an extra cockpit doesn't disguise it much)? And exactly how fucking cold is it wherever this girl is sitting? Good lord, someone's liable to get hurt by those things.

FYI, this movie also features porn star Amber Lynn. She was in Friday the 13th: A Nude Beginning. That kind of made my day.














20 comments:

Arbogast said...

There's so much evil in this world.

Scott Malthouse said...

I've never seen that first Evil Dead poster. Is it Italian? Love your blog.

mice said...

Great theme. TOE is one of my alltime favorites. The poster makes it seem a little like a sequel to The Parent Trap.

:)

karen_c said...

Wow, the poster for Fulci's Eye of the Evil Dead looks amazing... however I think it would have had more gravitas if you put The Evil Eye and The Evil Dead posters before it:

Evil Eye + Evil Dead = Eye of the Evil Dead


PS: I totally remember seeing a variation of the Eternal Evil poster on its VHS release - can't recall if I ever watched it though.

Rob91316 said...

Awesome selections, but how could you forget the classic "Evilspeak"???

Koompa said...

I love MPF, mostly because I love horror movie posters so very much. As a budding graphic artist I find them a great source of inspiration for all things campy.

The women, the monsters, the insanely inept taglines. Beware the eyes that paralyze, indeed! You should totally do another VHS boxart addition, those things rock.

BTW: about your horror/porn title vote, there's already a short film called RePenetrator. It's about zombie sex. I haven't seen it myself because, EW....

Koompa said...

I love MPF, mostly because I love horror movie posters so very much. As a budding graphic artist I find them a great source of inspiration for all things campy.

The women, the monsters, the insanely inept taglines. Beware the eyes that paralyze, indeed! You should totally do another VHS boxart addition, those things rock.

BTW: about your horror/porn title vote, there's already a short film called RePenetrator. It's about zombie sex. I haven't seen it myself because, EW....

Stacie Ponder said...

koompa, all the horror porn titles in the poll are real movie titles.

Bill Walsh said...

Since Bloody Mary asked...

The second Evil Dead poster says, "The Opera of Terror" (kinda obviously), and the last one says, But Don't Deliver Us From Evil.

And, Scott, the first Evil Dead poster's in French as well.

Verification word: bratide. Is that what happens when a daycare lets out? "It's high bratide!"

bill r. said...

Samantha Eggar is telling evil to "Stop!"

spazmo said...

...In the name of love, before you break my window...

Pierce said...

I don't know about the movie but my new favorite tagline of all time is "Don't dare make New Year's Resolutions...Unless you plan to live!"

I'm just sayin'

Also I am very disturbed to find out that the title "My Ass is Haunted" is already taken...now I have to dump that entire screenplay I was writing.

Joanna/LaDracul said...

I've always wanted to watch "Twins of Evil"...because it's an EGA (Elegant Gothic Aristocrat) vampire film....and I'm drawn to those for some reason...

rob! said...

that Evil Eye poster is really striking.

mice said...

I am shocked to see that Twins of Evil is out of print.

Really now, we can put a man on the moon but somehow we can only keep a handful of Hammer films in print at any one time?

Ridiculous!

Some you all should watch this film at least once. One of my favorite Hammer films ever.

Fox said...

Is that girl in the A Name For Evil poster screaming and falling out the window...

OR

... is she just waking up, yawning, and greeting the new day?

Drew said...

You know that poster for "Eternal Evil" brings back some serious bad memories of childhood. There were a few video stores near our house, and whenever my mom had run up late fees at one, we switched over to another. The worst of the three was Video Flicks, where the lady who ran it would yell at children if they tried to turn a video box over and see what it was about. Even if your mom was right there with you. Anyway, I remember wandering in the horror section and seeing the box for "Eternal Evil," which added to an existing dread of Karen Black (which began after seeing "Trilogy of Terror" as an afternoon movie) and made it an irrational and enduring fear of Karen Black. And every time I pictured her on the cover, I imagined myself at the child she was menacing with her... eternal evil.

goblin said...

I'm a bit surprised that no one has pointed out yet that the space ship on the first poster, 'Evil of the Night', looks exactly like the Millenium Falcon.

Felix said...

Naked Evil was my favorite of the bunch, haha. Final Girl, you rock.

Dale said...

I love Eye Of The Undead. A teeny tiny pyramid, and the top of it is a floating weirdly-shaped eye. It's so random. I hope it's still a pyramid in the actual movie.