5/19/10

Movie Poster Madness: 1979 Edition

Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter team up again!  Also starring Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Hal Holbrook and Adrienne Barbeau - what a great cast.  A few years later, Holbrook and Barbeau would be reunited in Creepshow.
This was the must-see movie for horror geeks during the Summer of 1979.
Talia Shire, fresh off her stint in Rocky, starred in this mess of a monster movie. 
Warner Herzog's oddly compelling remake of a silent classic.
Frank Langella brought sexy back to the often told tale of the love-lorn blood sucker from Transylvania.
In spite of the shark vs. zombie scene (which is a brilliant moment), this movie did not do much for me.  
This rarely seen movie is actually a fun little horror movie - and it starred "The Rifleman", Chuck Connors!
Last, but not least, this was the movie that made everyone talk; oh yeah, believe it or not, The Amityville Horror, as bad as it was, really made a mark on popular culture back in the day.  The book, the film, the lawsuits...and of course, James Brolin's hair!

5 comments:

Jay Lynn said...

How fortunate I feel to have actually seen these framed and in movie theaters!

Te* (Slasher Film Sanctuary) said...

I Love all of those posters and almost all of the films. Good post Paxie Boy. ;P

Tower Farm said...

I love these posters. TOURIST TRAP was always a favorite VHS box cover for me.

JM

Dolewhite said...

Yeah, I love me some Tourist Trap and forever was I haunted by the thought of a slow death via mannequin for much of my youth because of that film.

Aurora Hylton said...

Most people forget the Frank Langella version of Dracula and I don't know why. It was fantastic!
I remember the mutant pig-bear poster more than I do the movie. I saw the movie but can't remember anything about it except that it didn't live up to my expectations. It's sad when the poster is better.