A very well constructed color noir, Soylent Green also warned us about global warming years before it started to take hold of our attention. Good science fiction always tells us what we don't want to hear.
After reading the IMDb blurb for 1971's Guess What Happened to Count Dracula, I definitely know what happened to Dracula in this movie: "Dracula enslaves Dr. Irving Jekyll, turning him into the lycanthropic JackalMan, demanding that he lure female blood donors to his L.A. cabin retreat." Oh, my.
It's interesting to note that science fiction movies usually receive a more sophisticated (and academic) promotion through their pressbooks and theater giveaways. Here's an example of a herald for the movie that's formatted as a study guide for students.
See the Blacula pressbook here (most of it, anyway). Here's the sequel, Scream Blacula Scream. I like both movies, and were they not saddled with the blaxploitation connotation (although they are good examples of blaxploitation, actually), the tortured character of Mamuwalde just might be appreciated more by horror fans.
Thousands of fans showed up for the 1974 International Star Trek Convention at the American Hotel. By 1976, three Star Trek conventions ran in New York within a two-month period (fancyclopedia). I attended the Al Schuster convention at the New York Hilton, which attracted tens of thousands of fans (upwards of 50,000!). I waited on line for hours but did manage to get in, although thousands didn't. It was disorganized and not planned well at all. The convention was investigated by the New York Attorney General because many ticket holders couldn't get in. Most memorable moment for me: William Shatner getting a cream pie tossed his way by a kid who was goaded into doing it as a joke. Shatner handled it all like a pro and the audience ate it up.
This is the blue cover, newsstand, edition of the Star Trek Lives collector's issue. The Monster Times also published a grey cover edition that was available only at the convention.
I want the Spaceways plastic helmet! And remember, "You can't hide murder even in a rocket ship!" (And from IMDb's Goofs, here's a hint to watch out for: "At the beginning of the movie, when Howard Duff exits the van inside the base, the whole filming crew is reflected against the side of the van.")
Realart printed 4-page pressbooks for re-releases of movies. Here's the one for Flesh and Fantasy with Edward G. Robinson and Barbara Stanwyck. It's a very good anthology movie with three supernatural tales that twist toward their endings. Wikipedia mentions Universal shelved the original opening sequence, which was more violent and dramatic, and replaced it with a humorous one, even though preview audiences "raved about this scene." Intriguing to note, the second story involves a murder that brings to mind 1945's Dead of Night's bewildered architect and his, well, that would be telling, wouldn't it?.