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Feb 10, 2012

awesome movie poster friday - the IN SPACE edition, part two!

Now, y'all probably know by now how I feel about sci-fi-flavored horror movies. To reiterate: I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. Most especially I love the ones that take place in space- that's why this AMPF isn't about genre mash-ups like, say, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Gimme some spaceships!

No, it's not a large subgenre by any means, but oh, it has a special place in my heart. It's safe to say, then, that I'm peeing my pants with anticipation over Prometheus. (And because of general incontinence issues owing to age, but still. I am EXCITED.)

And before you get all "What, where's Alien?"...I think those films deserve their very own AMPF, so stay tuned, Aunt Demandy!


















11 comments:

David Robson, Proprietor, House of Sparrows said...

"It's always midnight in space." is a tagline that would get me into any movie, regardless of how little sense it ultimately makes.

Black Planet said...

Thank you so much. I agree, an awesome subgenre! 'Planet of the Vampires' is unjustly neglected - Bava's sense of mood and style is unmatched considering the budget.

Don't forget 'It: The Terror From Beyond Space' too - the influence of both 'It' and 'Planet' can be seen in 'Alien'.

a famous historian said...

Man, Planet of the Vampires has some great posters, but it's still a bad film (I say as a self-declared Bava fan).

originalslugboy said...

Oh, I very much like that Planet of the Vampires poster. I may have to find one.

And I should be more careful about glossing over titles in foreign movie posters- I was oh-so-briefly excited about seeing "Planet of the Schrecks" and "Terror in the Gaspacho."

CashBailey said...

Great selection. As a huge Bava fan I'd love to get my hands on a PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES poster like that.

And I think SUNSHINE is two thirds of a masterpiece.

Sati. said...

Great selection! I can't wait for more Prometheus posters to be released.

Jeffrey said...

The hell is that giant bag in the last poster that is trying to envelop the Event Horizon?

Kevin said...

Great selections as always but where's Jason X? :)

Dan O. said...

Nice selections here! Space always makes a great format for posters to give that weird and eerie feeling.

movieman said...

These things look so cool, so vivid. I wish ı had a collection of those, in fact I used to have one.

Stacie Ponder said...

"Great selections as always but where's Jason X?"

Sixth from the bottom! :D