Now that's a hat. Quite a spook house set of elements is showing in this El Charro De Las Calaveras Mexican lobby card: werewolf, bat, headless person, skulls; added a bit randomly but still very effective.The whimsical nature of the headless person's posture softens the scares. This movie is featured in Mexican Monsters on the March by Something Weird Video. (Here's another version)
Sure, the illustration on the right is wonderful but that inset scene is perfect. A stylish Mexican lobby card that's balanced its illustration, movie scene, text, and colors very well, Locos Pelicgrosos is a fine example of Mexican lobby card artistry in high gear.
While I prefer Zorro dressed in black, this Mexican lobby card for El Zorro Blanco still impresses with beautiful illustration and text colors set against the undefined background. I just wonder how he keeps his clothes pristine white after a fight?
El Ojo Cristal (The Glass Eye) is a Spanish produced noir movie based on Cornell Woolrich's Through a Dead Man's Eye short story. This Mexican lobby card captures the thriller and noir aspects very well.
A strong, yet simple, use of a skull illustration, a question mark, and racing night-time trains, all on a blue background, give this Mexican lobby card for La Extraña Pasajera a strong air of mystery and murder.
This is the last team-up movie for Capulina (Gaspar Henaine Pérez ) and Viruta (Marco Antonio Campos). They were similar to Laurel and Hardy in their physical makeup, but their characters were somewhat different in their comedy dynamic. IMDb notes the two weren't talking to each other during this movie's filming when not in scene. After they split up, Capulina went on to make 58 movies solo (Wikipedia).
I believe this is a Mexican lobby card for Jiang Tou, produced by the Shaw Brothers (they did Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires with Hammer Studios). The simplicity, even crudeness of the card is overshadowed by a powerful (albeit humorous, depending on your viewpoint) inset scene. If I had to caption this one I'd say "In your face! No, in your face!" An effective promotional lobby done with minimal artistic effort, this one yells at you to see this movie if only to find out what the hell that thing is he's wielding.
I love bats depicted on Mexican lobby cards. This lobby for Los Murcielagos (The Bats) appropriately shows bats. Angry bats. And an inset scene with a woman with long hair that angry bats love to get their tiny feet stuck in. Perfect.
A humorous illustration of a body rolled up in a sheet, being whisked away at night, makes murder look rather charming in this Mexican lobby card for Una Senora Movida. The style of the illustration, zig-zag border, and inset scene give this lobby a sly Pink Panther-ish playfulness.
Looking at this Mexican lobby card for Swamp of the Lost Souls, you wouldn't think a gill man is prowling around or this is a horror western. Beautiful illustration and colors are marred by a too-large inset scene (and a boring one at that): would prefer a scene of the gill man.