Saturday, October 23, 2010


Re-released in 1938, the double bill of Frankenstein & Dracula (both 1931), became smash hits and rejuvenated the Horror Factory of Universal. Here is the restored one sheet to that box office smash.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Goodbye Son of Tarzan and Bomba

Johnny Sheffield who played Boy in the Johnny Weismuller Tarzan series has died. As a young adult, he also starred in 12 films as Bomba the Jungle Boy. He fell off a ladder at his home in Chula Vista (Not far from me). He was 79.
Here is the restored poster to one of the Bomba series.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Christopher Lee Count's his First

Christopher Lee became the Count for the first time in 1958. Known in the UK as simply Dracula, here it was released by Universal under the title HORROR OF DRACULA. 6 Sequels followed, but none approached the quality of the first. the Hammer studios would entertain the world for years to come. Here is the creepy Lobby Card Title Card to this Horror Great

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Karloff and a Review

Perennial favorite Boris Karloff stars as a scientist who has created a helmet then when placed on the head of a subject can transfer their brainwaves onto a graph. Kind of like a lie detector graph. He discovers that women have stronger waves of brain energy then men. He demonstrates this to a room full of fellow scientists and friends, by using his wife an an example. Her brain waves are indeed stronger and much to the amazement of his skeptical friends the graph on the wall jumps up and down! Later after his wife dies in a car accident, Boris returns to his lab and angrily throws switches and discovers that his wife's energy has returned to the lab! He now joins up with a spiritualist and a brutish Igor type to further his experiments and try and contact his beloved wife from beyond the grave. Holds up quite well today. The seance table surrounded by corpses, the swirling spirits appearing as a funnel of energy and King Karloff in all his maniacal glory. My only complaint is the short running time of only 65 min. The last 5 minutes look rushed but still the movie wraps up nicely. And here is the Great one sheet.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Vincent Price will Scare You!

In the "Things that make you go Boo!" division, we have here Vincent Price (One of my favs) in a striking lobby card from an o.k. little flick. Restored and presented here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

These are Halloween Movies??!!

In the good ol days, Theaters made a BIG deal out of Halloween. They would do live stage shows, project questionably themed "Spook" movies and basically have a great time entertaining their audience. Here is one such poster to a Halloween Spectacular of long ago. Restored and presented here.
Oh, btw, So Young So Bad is a prison reform movie and The Cobra Strikes is a Murder Mystery. Weird choices for sure!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Film that "Inspired" Alien

Take a dash of NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST '58 Where an Astronaut returns to Earth with Alien fetuses in his body. Mix in a Little of THE THING '51 where an Alien Vegetable needs human blood to feed his "Children". Top it off with IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE '58 where a really pissed off Alien boards a Spaceship before it's return trip to Earth. And starts killing the Astronauts one by one. Oh yeah, and is killed by having the air leave the ship, which changes the atmosphere on board and..... And you have the Inspiration for ALIEN '79!
Here is the Ultra-Cool 30X40 Poster, fully restored for you to enjoy.

Friday, October 1, 2010

King Karloff Returns!

Boris Karloff returned as not the creature (or did he?) but as Baron Frankenstein who is renting his castle for use by a film maker and his crew. He needs the money to further his experiments. Great fun. Here is the three sheet, restored for your enjoyment.