THE LURID WORLD OF CULT MOVIE POSTERS

‘The Pit” aka Teddy (Canada 1981)

 

‘Andy Warhol’s Dracula poster’

 

Jesse Franco’s ‘Lorna the Exorcist’ (France, 1976)

 

‘Invasion of the Love Drones’ (USA, 1977)

 

‘Desperate Living’ Italy

 

‘Reform School Girls (1986)

 

A nicely creepy image for Roman Polanski’s ‘The Tenant’ (France 1976)

 

‘Polyester’ (UK)

 

‘Night Tide’ (1961)

 

‘Confessions of a Teenage Peanut Butter Freak’

 

‘The Seduction of Amy’

 

‘Sexual Kung Fu in Hong Kong’ (1974)

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Horrendous, yet Humorous Album Covers

I posted one of these a few months ago. But I have found out that there is basically a bottomless pit of really bad album covers.  Check out these catastrophic covers.

 

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Such a successful young man.

 

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Bertha on the drums, and Tina on bass.

 

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This guy is the Tom Jones of Croatia.

 

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Not exactly sure what the idea they are trying to get across here is.

 

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This guy has a horse face, so apropos.

 

Warning: Adult content.

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I guess Daddy gets strapped with all the vet bills.

 

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Nothing like sexual innuendo to sell an album.

 

The bible thumpers get straight to the point.

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I hope these guys go to heaven, I don’t want to run into them in hell.

 

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Okay, that is what is behind all the lightning strike fatalities.

 

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May the killer God help us all!

 

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Beer drinking king, or polyester suit king?

 

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The guy also has a perm. The hairdresser scored big time with these three.

 

Nothing like a band with an evil wooden puppet as a backup singer.

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God forbid she reaches seventeen without a hubby and a couple rugrats.

 

Hand Painted Movie Posters From Ghana that are Far Out!

When the first video cassette recorders reached Ghana in the 1980s and gradually a rental structure arose for homegrown movies, in the urbane centers of Accra and Kumasi a host of mobile movie theaters started taking shape. Mobile cinema operators would travel the country hooking TVs and VCRs up to portable generators to create impromptu theaters. All they needed was a wall for screening and a couple of benches and chairs.

In order to promote these showings, artists were hired to paint large posters of the films usually on used flour sacks that acted as the canvas. The artists were given the freedom to paint the posters as they desired – often adding elements that weren’t in the actual films, or without even having seen the movies. Many of the representations are dramatically exaggerated. When the posters were finished they were rolled up and folded and taken on the road.

Although “mobile cinema” began to decline in the mid-nineties due to greater availability of television and video, hand painted movie posters continued to exist. Like India, hand-painted advertising boards for hairdresser salons, take-aways, or native healers are still very much a normal part of street life in sub-Saharan Africa.