AWESOME-tober-fest 2011: Vintage vampire movie posters and ads

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This is the end of vampire TV week. Next week begins movie week. In celebration, I’m forgoing looking at a TV show today and I’m just going to present you with a potpourri of scary vintage movie ads featuring vampires. You can see more of these ads on my other blog Held Over.

First lets see some newspaper ads.

Dracula ad
This is a 1952 ad for a revival of the Dracula stage play. This was an adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel that originally ran in 1927 and starred Bela Lugosi. It was this adaptation that Universal remade for the 1931 film in which Bela reprized his stage role as the Count.

Bram Stoker's Dracula
This is a 1992 ad for Francis Ford Coppola’s rather indulgent adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel.

Love at First Bite
This ad is for Love at First Bite starring George Hamilton. It’s a 1979 spoof of Dracula that has the Count getting kicked out of his Transylvanian castle and having to move to America and blend in with the people of 70s New York.

Dracula Dead and Loving It
Dracula: Dead and Loving It is a 1995 Dracula spoof by Mel Brooks starring Leslie Nielsen. It, unfortunately, is not as successful in it’s merry making as Brooks’ earlier Young Frankenstein.

And here are some awesome vintage Dracula posters from one of my favorite movie poster websites Wrong Side of the Art.

Dracula(Via WrongSideoftheArt.com)
Here’s one of the many posters for the 1931 Universal Dracula movie.

Dracula and Son(Via WrongSideoftheArt.com)
This is an entertaining poster for the movie Dracula and Son.  This was a French spoof of the Hammer Dracula movies. It even starred Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Dracula vs Frankenstein(Via WrongSideoftheArt.com)
Dracula vs Frankenstein from 1971. This movie was Lon Chaney’s final appearance. Chaney was the only actor to play the Wolf Man in all of the classic monster movies.

Old Dracula(Via WrongSideoftheArt.com)
I literally just discovered this movie today. From 1974, it’s a Dracula spoof starring David Niven. I love that they riffed off the Young Frankenstein title. Check out the trailer. It’s narrated by Wolfman Jack. How awesome is that? I have to see this movie.

Dracula 2000
This is a poster for Wes Craven’s take on the Dracula tale.  Gerard Butler,  in one of his earliest roles, played Dracula.  Christopher Plummer played Van Helsing.


Mummy_banner(Via WrongSideoftheArt.com)
Also, check out the blog Countdown to Halloween for more Halloween-y, bloggy AWESOMEness.

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3 Responses to “AWESOME-tober-fest 2011: Vintage vampire movie posters and ads”

  1. Hay Pax, have you ever seen “Billy the Kid vs. Dracula?” Seems like it might be right up your alley. I have an old lobby card for it but have never tracked down the movie. I’m sure it is “great.”

  2. Yeah, Brian, I did. It was so bad I actually stopped watching it about 20 minutes in.

    I think I reviewed it on the blog……hold on……

    Here it is:

    https://blog.paxholley.net/2010/08/13/billy-the-kid-week-2010-freaky-friday/

    It’s not good. Not even “so bad it’s good”. It’s just f**king terrible.

  3. That “sucks” (pun intended). I think the western/horror crossover is in some serious need of a comeback… or maybe just one good film. 😀

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