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.
Day 3 – An Italian poster for the original release of Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).
October is here, which means another year of Deep Fried Movies’ 31 Days of Horror. I’ll be posting a genre-related treat each day this month, starting with this Universal Studios-centric collection of Swedish posters from the Golden Age of Horror.
In honor of Peter Medak’s well-regarded 1980 ghost story The Changeling making its way to Blu-ray today via Severin Films, here’s Waldemar Swierzy’s Polish release art.
Severin’s HD transfer release was “created from a 4K scan of the inter-positive film element” and includes a commentary track with the director and a series of featurettes.
“The problem with (Maximum Overdrive) is that I was coked out of my mind all through its production, and I really didn’t know what I was doing.” – Stephen King, from the 2003 book Hollywood’s Stephen King by Tony Magistrale
Stephen King’s lone directorial venture Maximum Overdrive unleashed its sentient lawnmowers, pop machines, and goblin-faced trucks upon cinemagoers back on July 25th of 1986. The film was based on a short story by King that was first published in the July 1973 issue of Cavalier magazine and later included in King’s short story anthology Skeleton Crew (1978). Like Firestarter (1984), Cat’s Eye (1985), and Silver Bullet (1985), Maximum Overdrive was shot in and around Wilmington, North Carolina and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. David Lynch’s Blue Velvet – also produced by De Laurentiss – was filming at the same time in the same North Carolina town.
Bruce Lee starred in only four films before dying at the age of 32 in 1973, with his most popular vehicle – the Warner Bros. produced Enter the Dragon – released posthumously. Yet his brief career inspired an array of colorful posters from around the globe, highlighted by the work of French artist Jean Mascii and Italian illustrator Averardo Ciriello.
All images via Heritage Auctions. Ciriello’s The Big Boss and Chinese Connection posters are currently up for bid on the site through July 22nd. Continue Reading ›