A collection of international posters for the Creature from the Black Lagoon series

With the passing yesterday of Julie Adams, who forever preserved a place in monster movie lore as the object of the titular monster’s attention in Creature from the Black Lagoon, I’m looking back at the posters of the three-picture Creature series from the 1950s courtesy of Universal Pictures.

All the posters come from the amazing auction site Heritage Auctions, where they all at one time or another have been up for sale.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

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Pic of the Day: French poster for Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978)

Days of Heaven french poster

The house in Days of Heaven – like Norman Bates’s home in Psycho – was inspired by Edward Hopper’s 1925 painting House by the Railroad. The work of Andrew Wyeth also influenced the film, particularly 1948’s Christina’s World. Both paintings can be seen below (Hopper on top, followed by Wyeth).

The poster comes from the auction site Heritage Auctionswhich features hundreds of incredible news pieces of movie art for sale every week.

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Pic of the Day – The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

The Man Who Fell to Earth poster by Martin Ansin

In honor of the passing of cinematographer turned director Nicolas Roeg, here’s Martin Ansin’s alternative poster for Roeg’s 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth. In addition to his own films as director – highlighted by Walkabout (1971) and Don’t Look Now (1973) – Roeg shot The Masque of Red Death (1964) for Roger Corman and Fahrenheit 451 (1966) for Francois Truffaut.

The awesome film site Cinephilia and Beyond has an excellent post about Don’t Look Now to check out that includes Roeg interviews and a copy of the film’s script.

85 classic German VHS horror covers

I don’t remember what internet rabbit hole led me there, but a while back I ended up on a Flickr stream called Leopardtronics – and discovered a cache of high-res cover scans of German VHS tapes. I’ve compiled a batch of my favorite horror covers and shared them below. The feed has thousands of more images of VHS and vintage pulp novel art to sift through.

And if you want more analog goodness, here’s some past features from the blog…
The 100 Greatest VHS Horror Covers
More than 100 French VHS Horror Covers
40 Classic Japanese VHS Covers
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31 Days of Horror: An alternative Halloween (2018) poster

Halloween (2018) alternative poster by Rahul Jha

(Above) Calcutta artist Rahul Jha’s take on the new Halloween “sequel” – which ignores the previous nine franchise follow-ups and serves as a direct continuation of John Carpenter’s 1978 original. With a production budget of just $10 million, Halloween (2018) earned $77.5 million in its opening weekend, making it the second highest grossing R-rated horror film in history after It (2017).

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31 Days of Horror: Shivers (1975)

Italian poster for David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975)

An Italian poster for David Cronenberg’s debut feature Shivers (1975), which finds the residents of an ultra-modern high rise apartment turned into sex-crazed zombies by a parasite. Shot on Nun’s Island in Montreal, the Canadian film was released in the states as They Came From Within.

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