Tony Rivers (Teenage Horror Factory) goes all caveman by sending us his movie pressbook scans for The Neanderthal Man. I don't know if it's the "greatest thriller-chiller since Frankenstein," but the color-in feature is cool as hell. And the overly ambitious shock-appeal marquee illustration is wild.
Tony Rivers (Teenage Horror Factory) strikes again, sharing his recently acquired pressbook for The Creature Walks Among Us. My favorite part of this pressbook is the Creature Walks Among Us Coloring Fun! Get your crayons out now!
Tony Rivers strikes again, providing us with these movie pressbook scans for the thrill-bill double bill of The Monster that Challenged the World and The Vampire. (I particularly enjoy the exploitation ideas for both movies.)
An all-star cast couldn't generate enough buzz for this Irwin Allen disaster movie to survive its box office, but this oversized, 32 page, pressbook for The Swarm is still killer. Irwin Allen, by the way, added all those spiffy aliens to his television shows like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea because he felt it boosted ratings. Known as the Master of Disaster, his disaster movies could be rather disastrous financially, but The Towering Inferno is a good flick.
In this second part to Walt Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea movie pressbook we see the ad mat pages (newsprint and poster advertisements), the coloring page (a subject I will explore in a future post), the theater displays such as banners, flags, etc., and the always interesting exploitation ideas.
I love Krull. It's the quintessential 1980s movie that mashes up a little of this, a little of that. This 8.5 x 14 inches, 24 page, pressbook is surprisingly complete in promotional variety. You have the Krull-ering Contest to color in our hero and damsel in distress, the A-maze Your Audience maze activity, and two photo quizzes named Other Worlds and Heroes. Now if they only had given away the Magical Glaive as a theater promo, I'd be in heaven now, tossing it about bringing down my foes.