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The William Shatner Blogathon :: The Most Shocking Double-Date of Your Life! (September, 1978)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2014 by WB Kelso


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Back in the 1970s, Joseph Brenner and his Associates had a hand in distributing a lot of exploitation gold with the likes of the Thunderball-Fisted Infra-Man, Argento’s ethereally beautiful Suspiria, and those kooky aqua-nazis in Shock Waves. Here, after the astronomical success of Saturday Night Fever, he bought and repackaged the Ernest Borgnine and William Shatner-fueled The Devil’s Rain, a trippy tale about a coven of the Cloven One’s worshipers, and shamelessly moved Travolta to the top of the bill even though his screen time is about, oh, I don’t know, four or five seconds tops. Beyond that, grab yourself a couple of hot dogs and settle in for a ghoulish quadruple feature that also includes a British import, one of Michael and Roberta Findley’s last co-productions (– as I’m fairly positive that’s supposed to be Shriek of the Mutilated), and topped off with Andy Milligan’s version of Sweeney Todd.
i.ashx - CopyWay back in June of 2010, the fine folk behind the magnificent She Blogged by Night held The Shatnerthon!, a tribute to the great William Tiberius Shatner. Scenes from the Morgue heeded the call and participated back then, and now, to celebrate Wild Bill’s birthday this weekend, it was high time we migrated those ads over to the new site plus a few more treats mixed in. Enjoy.


The William Castle Blogathon :: The Dead Girl … The Neighbors … The Nightmare … The Doctor … The Truth … The Baby … Whose Baby? (July, 1968)

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















I believe I was born with a defective gene that explains away my preference for the Tottenham stomp  of the Dave Clark Five over the Mersey beat of the Beatles. Perhaps this same mental defect explains my complete and total indifference to Rosemary’s Baby. Now, now. I don’t hate the movie. It has merit. It just, I don’t know, never really clicked for me. (My lifelong aversion to Mia Farrow probably isn’t helping matters, here, either. The old Beelzefudds were a hoot, though.) That’s me shrugging right now.
This post is part of Goregirl’s Dungeon and The Last Drive-In’s The William Castle Blogathan, a week long tribute to the King of Schlock. Follow the linkage, Boils & Ghouls. It’s gonna be a great week. And stick around, as we’ll be showcasing Castle’s film career from its fairly normal beginnings through it psychotronic glory days. Stay tuned!

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) William Castle Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: William Castle / AP: Dona Holloway / D: Roman Polanski / W: Roman Polanski, Ira Levin (novel) / C: William A. Fraker / E: Sam O’Steen, Bob Wyman / M: Krzysztof Komeda / S: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Patsy Kelly, Elisha Cook Jr.

Drive-In Crash-Up :: Don’t Even Bother to Fasten Your Seat Belts, Folks… (July, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2013 by WB Kelso






For the Love of Film Noir :: SHOCKING! SPOOKY! CREEPY! It Will Sends Chills Down Your Spine! (December, 1943)

Posted in 1940-1949, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2013 by WB Kelso





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This post is part of my rehash and continuation of the For the Love of Film Noir Blogathon originally held back in February of 2011. Thus and so, we will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again for the entire month of March. And along with all the old material migrating over from the old site, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940′s through the late ’50s. And as an added bonus, I’ll be posting some vintage adverts to stuff I’ve always associated with the genre — cigarettes, booze and fashionable ladies.

The Seventh Victim (1943) RKO Radio Pictures / P: Val Lewton / D: Mark Robson / W: Charles O’Neal, DeWitt Bodeen / C: Nicholas Musuraca / E: John Lockert / M: Roy Webb / S: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, Hugh Beaumont, Evelyn Brent

Multi-Plex Mash-Up :: You May Never Stop Laughing! (August, 1977)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by WB Kelso


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Wait. Which one was the comedy again?!

Fanfare for an Uncommon Wolfman (June, 1972)

Posted in 1970-1979, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by WB Kelso





Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of Werewolves on Wheels at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for Werewolves on Wheels at the Archive.

Werewolves on Wheels (1971) South Street Films :: The Fanfare Corporation / EP: Joe Solomon / P: Paul Lewis / AP: Stuart Fleming / D: Michel Levesque / W: David M. Kaufman, Michel Levesque / D: Michel Levesque / C: Isidore Mankofsky / E: Peter Parasheles / M: Don Gere / S: Steve Oliver, DJ Anderson, Gene Shane, Billy Gray, Barry McGuire, Owen Orr, Anna Lynn Brown, Severn Darden

Simon: King of the Witches (1971) The Fanfare Corporation / P: Joe Solomon / D: Bruce Kessler / W: Robert Phippeny / C: David L. Butler E: Renn Reynolds / M: Stu Phillips / S: Andrew Prine, Allyson Ames, Sharon Berryhill, Jerry Brooke