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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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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Golden Age monster movie posters from Sweden

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.

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Most of the posters are courtesy of Heritage Auctions. The Frankenstein art found below is currently up for bid through October 26th. Continue Reading ›

Polish poster for The Changeling (1980)

The Changeling polish poster by Waldemar Swierzy

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.

We made you! A French Maximum Overdrive (1986) poster

Maximum Overdrive french poster

“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.