Terrible Tuesdays: Old School Horror SF film posters

Horror and science fiction were combined in tons of old films to create some rather amazing pulp films that it are hard to imagine being shown today. The posters are pretty incredible though and you’ve got to love the vintage stylings of pure cheese.

Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

Monster From the Ocean Floor

I imagine this to be a vintage version of Piranha 3D, except with more chaste bathing attire. That eye does look rather pervy though. Wouldn’t want him checking me out…and then there’s the random sweet couple in the corner. Probably wondering what the hell they were doing in this film!

The Mole People (1956):

The Mole People

If there’s one awesome concept that’s hung around for years it’s mole people. Don’t know why, but it is there all the time. However, this mole person seems oddly preoccupied with the breasts of the woman in the red dress…while those three guys in the corner with the torch look like they were roped in from the local pub and have no idea what’s going on.

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Island of Lost Souls

The ‘Panther Woman’ seems more bored than enticing here. I’m more intrigued by the weird ape face that is hovering behind her!

Dr. Cyclops (1940)

Dr Cyclops

Well, he’s definitely spotted her…not really a mystery though, what with the bright bloody spotlight shining from his eye. So many red dresses in these posters!

Son of Ingagi (1940)

Son of Ingagi

The first film featuring an all-black cast, but I was left wanting to know ‘who is Ingagi?’ Guess I’ll just have to watch to find out…

Cat People (1942)

The Cat People

In today’s world of cat meme’s it’s good to see they weren’t always so cuddly! Plus it’s ‘SUPER-SENSATIONAL!’ When sensational is just not enough.

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

The Ghost of Frankenstein

This seems to be going for a pretty wide audience. Ghosts and Frankenstein? Isn’t Frankenstein’s monster already dead? Can you have a ghost of a zombie? Jeez…how many times do you have to die before you can just stay dead!?

The Mad Ghoul (1943)

The Mad Ghuol

This looks like some sort of Harlequin romance with the pensive introspective downward stare of the love-lost ghoul who just wants to reunite with the love of his life…and the hero has a moustache! This is one confused poster…horror/romance – seems Twilight was a thing even in the 1940s.

Flying Disc Man From Mars (1950)

Flying Disc Man From Mars

This one does look pretty cool, I’ll admit. You’ve got the meta thing of having the film crew so it makes you wonder if it’s all real or not; the Spencer Tracey suited figure holding what could be a pizza box (essential for any film crew) and a number of flying saucers that don’t seem to have grasped the concept of landing versus crashing.


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