Of the many Italian ‘Exorcist’ cash-ins that came out in the wake of William Friedkin’s film, this one has more names than a ten-dollar hooker. Originally titled Un urlo dalle tenebre (“A Cry from the Dark”), it was also released as Naked Exorcism, The Possessor, The Exorcist III, Cries and […]
Sonny Chiba and Vic Morrow in one movie? Yes folks, it actually happened, and someone mistakenly thought this was going to be an international blockbuster. This obvious Star Wars cash-in was the most expensive Japanese film ever produced at that time (1978), but today it’s nothing more than entertaining sci-fi […]
Ah, the beauty of the Internet.. I bought this Israeli poster purely (or impurely?) on the basis of the supple flesh on display, without an inkling as to what was the actual movie. Although the title in Hebrew reads “Race to Lust”, there was no such movie title listed anywhere. […]
Here’s a weird one-sheet for a 1962 Spanish medical horror film titled La cara del terror in its original language. Unfortunately, over the decades since the poster was printed, the paper had turned so brittle that it literally came apart along the foldlines in three separate pieces as I removed […]
Holy hyperbole! Giuliano Carnimeo’s Case of the Bloody Iris is a decent enough giallo with its share of violence and eye-candy, but this giant French poster really tries to pass it off as more than the sum of its parts. First off, the film has nothing to do with the […]
‘Croc’ is short for ‘crocodile’, and Crocs are indeed evil, so this film’s title is totally justified. This is the first instance of amphibian-on-human coitus we’ve ever seen and ever want to see.
Kung-fu kidsploitation comedy from Taiwan. The Turkish title means “Little Rambos”, which if you think about it, is a far better title than The Incredible Kids.
Kinky French softcore film directed by actor Michel Lemoine who also played its lead male role. Lemoine is a Euro-exploitation veteran, having also directed and starred in the loopy Seven Women for Satan, as well as performing in several Jesus Franco films (Succubus, Sadist Erotica, and Kiss Me, Monster). Lemoine […]
More Claudia Jennings, this time in Arabic. The hand-drawn artwork on this Egyptian one-sheet for ‘Gator Bait (1974) is roughly copied from the U.S. poster, making for one hell of a unique relic of international movie marketing. Films like this must have fared well with Egyptian audiences, as I keep […]
Personally, I prefer this noirish Polish poster for Brian De Palma’s Vertigo-esque thriller over the more literal American one-sheet. The U.S. artwork emphasized the film’s voyeurism angle, while the monochromatic Polish design (featuring Craig Wasson and Melanie Griffith) reflects its overall tone, highlighting its shady underworld milieu. The film’s Polish […]
Jesus Franco’s The Awful Dr. Orloff was so successful that it spawned several sequels, some of which were not directed by the prolific Spanish maestro himself. This is one of them — Santos Alcocer’s The Orgies of Dr. Orloff from 1967. Alternately titled Only a Coffin, the film stars Howard […]
Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General launched a small wave of early 70’s ‘hexploitation’ films about witches and witch-hunters, such as Mark of the Devil and this Jesus Franco film (the Spanish title translates to “Trial of the Witches’). Stern-faced Christopher Lee plays the titular witch-hunter, and Franco regular Howard Vernon makes […]
U.S. one-sheet for the little-known quasi-sequel to the witch-torturing classic Mark of the Dev
Simplicity and garishness in one dirty package. This is a Swedish poster for a 1971 American adult film titled Adultery for Fun and Profit. The artwork resembles crude etchings from a sex-obsessed high-school student’s notebook, but the choice of colors and that suggestive ‘O’ in the word ‘Hor’ get points […]
Say what you will about Hong Kong horror films, you can always expect something out of the ordinary if not occasionally unwatchable. In this film, a mad doctor tries to cure his daughter’s dwarfism by stealing pituitary glands from corpses. I bet you haven’t seen THAT idea in a movie […]