Beyond the Valley of the Lurid Exploitation Film Posters of the 50s, 60s & 70s   Leave a comment


Dangerous Minds

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A Lovecraftian poster for an odd 1960s mermaid thriller starring Dennis Hopper with a freaky cameo appearance by Marjorie Cameron, the bohemian witch of Los Angeles.

This is a sampling from a private collection of rare, massive 40” x 60” posters that were printed on cardstock for drive-In movie theaters.

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An American distributor purchased a historical film and repackaged it as a Nazisploitation thrill; the fact that the movie was years old at this point was sold to the audience as the film having been “censored until now!”

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A towel-clad Brigitte Bardot stuns in this incredible 1961 Pop Art poster.

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A giant poster advertising a 1966 Hammer double-feature where theatregoers would get their own Rasputin beard!

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After stabbing her mother’s boyfriend, a teenager escapes from reform school amid a barrage of attempted rape and lesbianism.

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A psychedelic graphic for a 1971 camp film marketed as druggy horror to capitalize on the Charles Manson trials.

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This 1963 poster lured theater goers over to listen to the whispering of a rocky-skinned slime monster.

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Vincent Price narrates this “travel documentary” exploring bizarre cultural practices.

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Hammer horror classic with the busty Ingrid Pitt as Carmilla, the original prototype of the lesbian vampire.

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An Italian dramatic film released in the United States with a decidedly sexy marketing campaign.

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Mario Bava directed this 1964 film that created the template for the “body count” slasher films of the 1980s.

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In 1967, the first Argentinian vampire film offers viewers a unique experience called “Erotomania!”

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The dismembered hand of an astronaut possessed by an evil alien intelligence goes on a killing spree.  Luckily a hungry cat saves everyone at the end.  Burt Reynolds screen tested twice for this film and was turned down both times.

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Deranged: The confessions of a Necrophile is loosely based on serial killer Ed Gein and features a man using corpses for various aspects of home décor.

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H.P. Lovecraft presented with the patina of 1960s cinema.

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A hallucinogen-paranoid tale of espionage and psychedelic “acting.”

Posted February 6, 2016 by markosun in Uncategorized

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