Archive for Midnight Spookshows

A Mad Romp with Spirits of the Dark! You’re Invited — If You Have the Nerve!(October, 1961)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2016 by WB Kelso

 
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Direct from Hollywood! Beware! Weird! Eerie! Spine-Tingling! (December, 1942)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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Hey, Man! Dig This Crazy Show! A Real Gone Thriller! Makes Frankenstein Look Like a Sissy!(October, 1964)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on April 23, 2014 by WB Kelso

 
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All of that and a screening of The Tingler to boot. Ah, to be a kid in 1964.

Other Points of Interest:

Ads for the 1957 tour of Dr. Jekyl’s Really Weird Show.

On the Stage! Unbelievable Feats Impossible to Describe! :: Blackstone and His Show of 1001 Wonders! (April, 1934)

Posted in 1930-1939, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Harry Blackstone and His ‘Vodvil’ Show.

WARNING! If You Have a Weak Heart, Better Stay Home! :: Chan Loo and Co.’s Horrors of the Orient! (August, 1950)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Chan Loo was really Frank Chan, a Chinese-American magician who performed his Horrors of the Orient from the 1940s through the 1960s.  Offering a series of five ‘sensational scenes, weird-thrilling comedy-laffs, and gorgeous girls.’ You will be actually surrounded by a horror horde of nightmare creatures. ALIVE!!! In person! The Hollywood Wolf Man, the Hunchback Igor, and the Living Zombie, all promised to be on the loose at a theater near you.

 

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Watch Out When the Lights Go Out! :: Dr. Silkini and His Asylum of Horrors! (November, 1954)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Holy crap but I do love these things. Here, we catch back up with Dr. Silkini and His Asylum of Horrors — this time from the 1954 run, where the mighty King Kong (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) replaces the Frankenstein Monster on stage and in the aisles.
 

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Dr. Silkini and friends.

Other Points of Interest:

The newspaper ads for Dr. Silkini and His Asylum of Horrors 1958 run.

These and Many More Exciting Magic Feats… (July, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Vintage Ads with tags , , , , on June 24, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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Spend New Year’s Day with the World’s Weirdest Movie! Monsters Come Out of the Screen … Invade the Audience! Carry Girl Victims Back into the Screen! (December, 1965)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2013 by WB Kelso

 

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I fear I got a little too excited when I found these ads last night, accounting for the metric ton of blur and out-of-focus crappiness. Fear not, I have every intention of re-shooting them tonight at work and will replace the majority of the art in this date specific but myopic mess of a post.

Updated: 1/7/2013. Amazing what kinda quality you can get when there isn’t a bunch of smutch coating the lens…

Monsters Crash the Pajama Party (1965) David L. Hewitt and Associates / P: David L. Hewitt / AP: Ray Park / D: David L. Hewitt / W: David L. Hewitt, Jean Hewitt / C: Austin McKinney / E: Bernie Chomper / S: Vic McGee, Peter James Noto, James Reason, Clara Nadel, Pauline Hillkurt, Charles Hegen

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