AWESOME-tober-fest 2014: Fangoria movie ads

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Fangoria always had great ads for new movies and/or home video releases. Many of them in glossy color and many others were awesomely full page.  This year I’ve already showed you full page ads for The Pit & the Pendulum and Zombie Nightmare.  Now let’s take a look at some more of my favorite movie ads  from Fangoria magazine.

A 1988 full page ad for the first Hellraiser movie on home video.  This is truly a gorgeous ad.
Hellraiser home video ad

Next up is a great color half page ad from 1987 for the home video release of Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Nightmare on Elm Street 3 ad

Fangoria would usually only show movie ads for new video releases.  Only sometimes would you get an ad for a movie that was out in the theater.  This is one of those times and it’s a huge full page color ad for the Tales from the Darkside movie in 1990.
Tales from the Darkside Movie

Here is an amazing 1995 ad for Puppet Master 5. I knew about the Puppet Master franchise, I just didn’t know it got up to Part 5 (holy sh*t, there’s been about 10 of those movies!!).
Puppet Master 5 ad

This next ad is one of the most mind boggling pieces of stitched together randomness I have ever seen.  I mean WTF is even going on there?  Tim, Thomerson is carrying a regular handgun.  On a horse.  Which is standing on top of a giant cut down tree.  With an alien landscape wallpaper image from 1992 in the background.  And a futuristic looking chick with a sword.  What?! And it’s yet another sequel I had no idea existed.

It looks like the first Trancers started way back in ’85 and Tim Thomerson was in that one too. And Helen Hunt. I may have to give that one a watch.  It looks like Thomerson was in all 5 of these Trancers movies.  Interesting.  This random collection of images definitely makes me want to see what the hell this movie franchise is about.

Trancers 5 ad

Want to see some more full page movie ads from Fangoria? Check out this article from last year’s AWESOME-tober-fest.

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Also, check out the blog Countdown to Halloween for more Halloween-y, bloggy AWESOMEness.

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