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Oct 8, 2010

awesome movie poster friday - the SHOCKtober 2010 edition, part one!

Now, I couldn't put up a poster from every movie listed during SHOCKtober thus far. The scroll wheel on your mouse would surely catch fire trying to get to them all, and also I would lose my mind. Here's a random selection of awesome awesomeness!

Also, I think we can all agree that Marilyn Monroe-flavored popcorn is the best popcorn, yes? Tastes like sad!

Village of the Damned, #595

The Other, #574

Blood on Satan's Claw, #623

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, #615

Castle of Blood, #646

The Dark, #586

Blood for Dracula, #612

Fade to Black, #564

Psychomania, #624

Witchfinder General, #657


Fig Newton said...

I love the poster for “The Other”! What a great tag line. Oh, the nightmares that movie gave me…

CashBailey said...

A friend of mine gave me a copy of THE OTHER that I haven't watched yet.

Can anyone here vouch for it? Is it good?

Stacie Ponder said...

I'm sure whoever voted for it can vouch for it! :D But really, I've only heard good things about it and I want to check it out myself.

matango said...

I dug the Testatment of Doctor Mabuse. That's a great movie.

Bill Walsh said...

Ok, mostly all obvious stuff here. I'll not belabor those.

However, it's possible the text on the Swedish version of The Blood on Satan's Claw is the greatest explotiation ad in the history of ever*.

It says:

The Devil was their lord!

Ritual murder and rape paralyzed the whole county!


A sexually charged bloody thriller!

Top that, Corman.

The second Swedish one just repeats the last line and adds the nekkid chick for emphasis. In case you didn't get it.

The German one says:

England's best-selling historical novel is now a major, sensational color film! IN THE CLAWS OF THE WITCH HUNTER.

See, not in the same league.

Mabuse is one of my all-time favorites. Thanks, Stace, for the awesome pics.

The Italian Warhol poster is actually a wheezy joke recycled:

Dracula seeks the blood of virgins and…dies of thirst!

The French title for Fade to Black is, weirdly, Black Fondue.

Nah, I'm just kidding. It's a literal translation.

Spanish Witchfinder General is When the Witches Burn, and the Danish one reads…man, Stacie, you are just on a sleazy Scandinavian imagery run this week:

VINCENT PRICE is a symbol of the world's evil as WITCH HUNTER.

This color film surpasses all in tension and horror!


Witchhunters' victims could not withstand the diabolical torture, and were condemned to the flames.

So there you go. Great stuff, Stacie. Thanks, as ever.

*The history of of ever is a registered trademark of Stacie Q. Ponder, all rights reserved. Used by permission.

Topsyjane said...

The Italian 'Village of the Damned' poster looks more like the "Village of the Young Klaus Kinskis", which is scary in its own kind of way.

Anonymous said...

That's some cool artwork for Andy Warhol's Dracula, the one with Dracula tap dancing on top of an orgy with massive nails & stakes impaling him. Are all those characters really in the film? a live action Mad Monster Party, or did the artist exaggerate slightly. I guess I'll have to check it out for myself.

AE said...

Nothing like ritual murder and rape to paralyze a whole country! Thanks, Bill. I always wonder what the taglines say and then you're always here in the comments to tell me!

Bill Walsh said...


You are very welcome. That's why Stacie pays me the big bucks…

Anonymous said...

Wow. This is the NSFW edition also. ;)

Stacie Ponder said...

What, the cartoon tits? Dude, Final Girl is generally NSFW. I label or link to things that are particularly NS, but GASP breasts could appear here at any time. Consider this an eternal NSFW warning. :)

AE said...

I want to see a poster with the tagline "GASP breasts." Any language would be fine!

Stacie Ponder said...

You know, I was going to punctuate that somehow, but then I, it's Sunday. Screw it!