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!

Sep 4, 2009

awesome movie poster friday - the BLAXPLOITATION HORROR edition!

This is totally synergizing with my most recent AMC column! AMAZING! In related news, I've never seen Sugar Hill, but it's obvious that I MUST.














12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Black Frankenstein. Third poster from the bottom.

I have no words....

Bill Walsh said...

William Marshall is the bomb. On guy to outchew the scenery around Shatner.

So, lessee…

Spanish Scream, Blackula, Scream! says something like "The peace of the grave is interrupted and the dead leave their tombs to call Blacula and his infernal rites." I'm a little vague on the syntax of the last line, because I don't, you know, speak Spanish.

Spanish Dr. Black-Mr. Hyde is The Black Devil. "His hate turns him into a beast!" "Horror!" "Panic!"

I wish I could make out the fine print on that crazy Romanian Black Frankenstein, though it may all just be credits.

Spanish Blackenstein reads, "Black Frankenstein, a terrible dream become terrifying reality."

Italian Abby says, "The story of a woman possessed" and "the Devil is now her lover."

Ivan said...

Sugar Hill had the bestest radio ads, with a very deep voiced man intoning repeatedly, "Sugar Hill...and her ZOMBIE hit men!"

When those played on the schoolbus' radio, all the kids went bonkers, and the phrase "Sugar Hill...and her ZOMBIE hit men!" was a mantra in the hallways after that.

Until it was replaced by something else, of course.

--Ivan
PS: Final Girl rules!

rvitelli said...

Black Frankenstein is more commonly known as Blackenstein but I couldn't watch it all the way through. It was that bad. Sugar Hill was kind of fun and the one who played Baron Samedi was great for scenery chewing.

Ryne said...

Is that a blaxploitation rap for Dr. Black-Mr. Hyde!?

I love it; those rhymes are fine!

Bill Walsh said...

Geoffrey Holder!

"Of COHSS you do!"

Anonymous said...

Hurry! and watch Sugar Hill! It is Da Bom!

Anonymous said...

Sugar Hill is worth searching for...
made by the guy who produced the POLICE ACADEMY films.

Abel Ferrara is supposed to be doing a Jeckyll and Hyde movie with Forrest Whitaker and 50 Cent in the roles.

No joke.

bwana said...

They basically ripped off the design for the Blackstein poster from the Frankenstein Conquers the World lobby card.

bwana said...

They basically ripped off the design for the Blackstein poster from the Frankenstein Conquers the World lobby card.

ladracul said...

I so wish I could find those "MAD TV" sketches where they did Blackenstein vs. just about every blaxploitation monster you could think of...including a guest appearance by Ed "Too Tall" Jones. XD But like the "Almost Famous 2" sketch (With Patrick Fugit and Will Sasso's Fred Durst impression), I just can't find it on YouTube.

God, they never should've 'retooled' that show... :(

CaroleMcDonnell said...

Dang! Black Frankenstein should've worn an afro. Just saying. I'm into naturals. -C