Archive for The Blob

Drive-In Mash-Up :: Grisly! Gruesome! Ghastly! These Films Will Disgust and Repel Those Too Weak to Share a Living Nightmare of the Bizarre! (October, 1968)

Posted in 1960-1969, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2014 by WB Kelso

Once more, your local censors at work on that first ad, removing the island beauties due to their *ahem* National Geographic-ness. Also, gotta love the dismemberment action in these ads. And with this entry, we officially wrap up Eddie Romero and Hemisphere Picture’s Blood Island Trilogy with the opening chapter of this nefarious, mad-science gone amok series born and executed in the jungles of the Philippines. And taking a chapter from his old pal Sam Sherman — of Independent International fame, aside from producing their own pictures, Hemisphere also imported whatever European schlock that managed to trickle through Hollywood without getting snatched up, including this Christopher Lee snoozer, who runs a knock-off Theatre du Grand-Guignol in Paris as a cover for his other hobby, which involves murdering people by draining out all of their blood. And, hey, lookitthat … We got a Jack H. Harris double-chaser on the weekend with Steve McQueen vs. a giant breast implant and a tropical island adventure with a construction crew, a caveman, and a clunky stop-motion brontosaurs and T-Rex.

The Management of this Theater Disclaims Any Responsibility for Heart Attacks or Damage to Nerves (November, 1958)

Posted in 1950-1959, Movie Ads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2012 by WB Kelso



Gutter on the left…



Gutter on the right…



But take the two and smush ’em together and there ya go!




Other Points of Interest:

Full film review of The Blob at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for The Blob at the Archive.

Full film review of I Married a Monster… at 3B Theater.

Poster campaign for I Married a Monster… at the Archive.

The Blob (1958) Fairview Productions :: Tonylyn Productions Inc. :: Paramount Pictures / P: Jack H. Harris / AP: Russell S. Doughten / D: Irvin S. Yeaworth / W: Theodore Simonson, Kate Phillips / C: Thomas Spalding / E: Alfred Hillmann / M: Ralph Carmichael / S: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, John Benson, Olin Howland

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958) Paramount Pictures / P: Gene Fowler Jr. / D: Gene Fowler Jr. / W: Louis Vittes / C: Haskell Boggs / E: George Tomasini / M: Franz Waxman / S: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Peter Baldwin, John Eldredge, Ty Hardin