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Aug 24, 2007

awesome movie poster friday

Welcome to Awesome Movie Poster Friday, wherein I post some awesome old movie posters. Because it's Friday.

FYI, I just saw The Boogens (1982) for the first time last night, and LO! It rocked mightily.
Talk about misleading advertising! Now, we all know that there are no giant-sized man-eating frogs in Frogs (1972). If there were, that would've kicked ass...but in reality, the frogs in Frogs just sit around doing a whole lotta nothing. Jerks.
I'm not sure which poster for Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) I like more...this German one, with a gigantic killer spider...

...or this one, which could double as a poster for VD Awareness Week or something.

Omigawd, remember at the end of Friday the 13th when that giant blue woman appeared out of nowhere from behind that piece of paper? That scared me so bad when I was 10!

To answer your first question, Night of the Lepus, if it wears glasses, then four. As to the second, as many as it feels like.



17 comments:

John Barleycorn said...

OMG that blue woman wuz so scary!!! LOLZ!!!

But seriously, what the fuck?

I need to own that poster, and all of these posters. They're all awesome. Yay for Fridays!

Anonymous said...

GREAT POSTERS! THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

Theron said...

Actually, based on the fact that the frog is sitting on a rock in some weeds, I think he's a normal-size frog that ate a tiny person...kind of a "Land of the Giants" thing...

Jay Amabile said...

I never heard of boogens...the Friday poster rocked. I have the Burning DVD and it was ok, but not as good as it's cult following merits. great stuff!!! thanks

ARBOGAST said...

"Never heard of boogens." I suppose Altamont, Kent State and Dien Bien Phu mean nothing to you as well.

Goddamn kids.

Mariana said...

Those eyes in the Night of the Lepus poster are kinda cute. You totally expect Bambi to come out of the darkness.

buttonman21 said...

"Those eyes in the Night of the Lepus poster are kinda cute. You totally expect Bambi to come out of the darkness."

Actually, wouldn't it be Thumper?

spazmo said...

Beautiful posters.
That Friday one looks like a rarity.
Look how happy Annie looks!
Silly Annie.

John Bem said...

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Anyway, that's how I discovered your blog, and it is truly excellent. Your writing is engaging and hilarious, and I'm learning about so many movies I wanna try. And somewhere in one of your posts, you were describing some kids who'd been making out, stopped making out, then started again, and called that return to action Make-Out 2: The Humpening, which is one of the most hilarious things ever.

This long note is really just trying to say that you and your blog rock. Rock hard. I read it every day. Three mutated thumbs-up for Final Girl.

zomben said...

Wow. I've seen every one of those movies. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

Stacie Ponder said...

Theron, you might be right. Big frog regular people, regular frog, little people...either way, it works for me! And it'd be better than what actually happened in the film.

Mariana, those cute eyes are how they getcha. Just as you're going "Aww! Wookit da widdle..." they bite you.

John Bem, thanks so much for the compliments. You made my day! :)

Zomben, I too have seen all these films...so clearly it's the mark of a person with fine taste and great hair.

zomben said...

And just today I got a haircut!

We RULE!

D. DurĂ¡n said...

The art for Squirm is pretty mad and disturbing. Great posters!

darkerr said...

Beautiful posters, i remember when i was a little kid and enjoyed it, see it in extra size. Best wishes.

Repoman said...

The "Night of the Lepus" poster eyes kinda remind me of the eyes at the opening of Scooby Doo...which makes me want to place a "rut row" in the corner.

Amanda By Night said...

Boogens RULE!

Nice selection there. I have a lobby card for He Knows You're Alone in my cubicle here at work, but it's not NEARLY as cool as any of these posters. Time to go shopping! :)

narvolicious said...

Haw haw, I rented The Boogens way back when The Wherehouse still had a VHS and Beta section...woohoo! Hey...speaking of obscurity...have any of you seen or heard of "Savage Weekend"? That was a weird one...