FINAL GIRL explores the slasher flicks of the '70s and '80s...and all the other horror movies I feel like talking about, too. This is life on the EDGE, so beware yon spoilers!

Sep 14, 2007

omg! awesome movie poster friday

Croaked (1975), also known as Rana: The Legend of Shadow Lake, received a miserable 1.8/10 on imdb. This poster is certainly fitting in with that dreadful rating: the awfully-drawn fearful "woman" looks like the result stemming from a wild night of passion between a blow-up doll, Zap of the American Gladiators, and a half gallon of spray-on tan. Of course, none of this means I don't want to see this film rather desperately.


Okay, I know this next one is way more sci-fi than horror, but I couldn't NOT include it. I mean...the UFO is a fucking chandelier. Add to that "Erik" and "Estrada", two words I love when they're linked together in one name, and I'm all over this. That spaceship will never get old!

Beyond the Door (1974) is simply another in a long line of sub-par Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby ripoffs. This poster is exactly what would have given little Final Girl nightmares, though, so for that, Beyond the Door...I commend thee!

6 comments:

ARBOGAST said...

You see a chandelier, I see the hub of a ceiling fan whose blades have all flown off because they let a girl install it. But that's art for you.

Theron said...

I remember when "Beyond the Door" came out. I so desperately wanted to see it, but I never did. I couldn't get my parents to take me...stupid parents. Maybe I should thank them for it now.

Mariana said...

"This time the frog dissects you!" I didn't know I needed to see this movie untill I saw the poster, thank you! :D

Chadzilla said...

Put me on the "Beyond the Door" poster and newspaper ads scared me so bad that I was even afraid to look in the entertainment section. Ditto the ads for "Beyond the Door Part 2."

Must...see..."Croaked." NOW!!!

Then...must...watch..."Alien Seed."

"Day of the Dead" is such a wonderful poster. When I get mine autographed by George Romero I'm going to get it framed and hang it in my living room.

darkerr said...

"beyond the door"..nice poster. And "Alien seed" is a movie that i can`t never see. Maybe one day.

Bill Walsh said...

Wow, that Croaked poster looks like something some high-school dudes drew between periods while getting a bit whiffy on the marker fumes.

I do, however, salute their Linnaean or classical-language bona fides.

And nice American Gladiators call. Le show juste.