Archive for October, 2012

When the Felgercarb Hit the Fan over the War of the Worlds :: The Nation Reacts to the Greatest Hallowe’en Prank Ever! (October, 1938)

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage News Articles, Vintage News Photos with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
“This is Orson Welles, ladies and gentlemen, out of character, to assure you that The War of the Worlds has no further significance than as the holiday offering in which it was intended to be; the Mercury Theater’s own radio version of dressing up in a sheet and jumping out of bush and saying ‘Boo.’ Starting now we couldn’t soap all your windows and steal all your garden gates by tomorrow night so we did the next best thing: we annihilated the world before your very ears and utterly destroyed the [Colombia Broadcasting System]. You will be relieved, I hope, to learn that we didn’t mean it and that both institutions are still open for business. So goodbye, everybody, and remember, please, for the next day or so, the terrible lesson you learned tonight. That grinning, glowing, globular invader of your living room is an inhabitant of the pumpkin patch, and when your doorbell rings and nobody’s there, that was no Martian. It’s Hallowe’en.”

 

Video courtesy of MichaelTivey.

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More Sensational, More Shocking than Anything You Have Ever Seen Before! :: Midnight Zombie Jamboree (March, 1944)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

SEE! Monsters Torture Beautiful Girls! Slave Maidens at the Mercy of Hideous Beasts! :: Dr. Macabre’s Frightmare of Movie Monsters and Spooks-a-Poppin’ (December, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on October 31, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! :: Triple Midnight Hanging (July, 1943)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , on October 30, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

Teeming with SCREAMING THRILLS! Dare You See it?! :: Dr. Silkini’s Asylum of Horrors (December, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on October 30, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Not Judge by Anything Seen Before! :: Dr Jekyl’s Weird Show (January, 1957)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on October 30, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only One Thing Can Save YOU from Death Grips, Blood Havoc, and Eerie Webs of the Unknown! (April, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
Witchcraft (1964) Lippert Films :: 20th Century Fox / P: Robert L. Lippert, Jack Parsons / D: Don Sharp / W: Harry Spalding / C: Arthur Lavis / E: Robert Winter / M: Carlo Martelli / S: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Marie Ney, Viola Keats

The Horror of it All (1963) Lippert Films :: 20th Century Fox / P: Robert L. Lippert / AP: Margia Dean / D: Terence Fisher / W: Ray Russell / C: Arthur Lavis / E: Robert Winter / M: Douglas Gamley / S: Pat Boone, Erica Rogers, Dennis Price, Andree Melly, Valentine Dyall

WARNING: Do Not See if You are Afraid of What Can Come Out of Your Dreams! (March, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 
The Night Walker (1964) William Castle Productions :: Universal Pictures / P: William Castle / AP: Dona Holloway / D: William Castle / W: Robert Bloch / C: Harold E. Stine / E: Edwin H. Bryant / M: Vic Mizzy / S: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Judi Meredith, Hayden Rorke, Marjorie Bennett, Lloyd Bochner

Random Drive-In Mash-Up :: Twice the Terror! Ten Times the Shock! (August, 1970)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

You Can’t Resist It! An Amazing New Experience in Screen Thrills! (September, 1959)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by WB Kelso

 

 

 

 

 

 
Horrors of the Black Museum (1959) Carmel Productions :: American International / EP: James H. Nicholson, Samuel Z. Arkoff / P: Herman Cohen, Jack Greenwood / D: Arthur Crabtree / W: Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel / C: Desmond Dickinson / E: Geoffrey Muller / M: Gerard Schurman / S: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow, Shirley Anne Field

The Headless Ghost (1959) Merton Park Studios :: American International / P: Herman Cohen / D: Peter Graham Scott / W: Herman Cohen, Aben Kandel / C: John Wiles / E: Bernard Gribble / M: Gerard Schurmann / S: Richard Lyon, Liliane Sottane, David Rose, Jack Allen, Clive Revill