Here' the Mexican lobby card for The Empire of Dracula (El Imperio De Dracula, 1967). The sexuality of the vampire began with Bram Stoker's seminal work, then materialized in cinema with Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee's portrayals, and was beaten to death with a stake by various horror movies ever since.
I could never make up my mind as to which I liked best, Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. But I always wanted to be Ming the Merciless. He's so cool with those tall collars and goatee, and all those death-dealing gadgets he fiddled with. How can you not want to be Ming the Merciless?
And here I am thinking it was guys who always got lost. Women always ask for directions. Here's the movie lowdown from IMDb: "A plane crash-lands on a jungle island inhabited by a scientist and his nubile young daughters. Complications ensue." I love a movie with a simple plot, don't you? Boys will be boys, and women in 1950s movies could always be found on tropical islands, lost lagoons, and rocket ships (to keep the coffee warm).
Okay, I'm going to roast in hell for this one, but the contrast between the sex-sell and the horror-sell is too good to ignore. Feel free to add your own witty caption to this Mexican lobby card for (I believe) Zombie Holocaust.
While I try to find a better condition Mexican lobby card for Chabelo Y Pepito Contra Los Monstruos (1973), enjoy the monsterkid fun of this one. The movie looks pretty wild on a budget, and there's even a gorilla!
The Mexican lobby card for The Vindicator, La Venganza De Terminator, seems to stretch the promotion a wee bit by hinting at The Terminator (1984). By the 1980s, Mexican lobby cards went to thin glossy paper and minimal creativity in their layouts. They got smaller in size, too, as the movies got smaller in budget.
Otherwise known as a bad night in the jungle. Low budget movie, odd Mexican lobby card. Not sure how Viggo Mortensen and Leatherface figure into it, but I'm sure they don't appear in this movie. At all. I'm not even sure this is a scene in the movie.
So, I'm thinking all female vampires should wear low-cut tights and elf boots. Great look. And comfortable for all the night-stalking they do. The sewn-on-to-the-arms satin bat wings lend a distinct touch, too.