Pic of the Day: The Creature from the Black Lagoon terrorizes Okinawa in this 1950s ad

Revenge of the Creature movie ad in Japam

A towering Gill-Man coaxes residents of Okinawa into theaters to see Revenge of the Creature (1955). This pic comes from the Facebook group Universal Monsters and More and was posted by David Crouse, whose uncle snapped the photo while stationed in Okinawa in 1957/1958.

Like its predecessor – 1954’s Creature from the Black LagoonRevenge was shot in 3D and director by Jack Arnold (It Came From Outer Space, The Incredible Shrinking Man). The sequel also features the screen debut of Clint Eastwood in a small role as a lab technician.

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31 Days of Horror: The Posters of artist Jay Shaw

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

If you’re wondering why most of the posters featured thus far in Deep Fried Movie’s ode to horror film art pre-date the millenium, it’s because the sanctioned release posters for most movies (regardless of genre) have settled into a glut of representational monotony in the last decade.

Which is why I have such enthusiasm for the groundswell of original poster art from contemporary designers like Jay Shaw. More of Shaw’s work can be found here at his website. Tune back in tomorrow when Deep Fried Movies takes a look at the posters of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Continue Reading ›