Yesterday Cinematical offered insight into what somebody has
called the most embarrassing movie posters of all time. And it’s
true; they’re enough to make you wonder a) who thought that was a good
idea and b) how they managed to convince the person with the money that
this was a good idea. Here are a few of the best (by which I mean
campiest) to bring a little comic relief to a Friday.
One ever-popular subject is
the sex-starved and/or man-hating woman. It’s not enough to be
a bad girl: The baddest bad Earth girl couldn’t compete with the
Devil Girl From Mars.
And here’s a peek into some
guy’s worst nightmare. In The Ship of Condemned Women,
hell hath no fury like “THE FURY OF 100 LOVE-STARVED WOMEN!”
“Adventure and Excitement
You Will Long Remember!” Well, if you say so.
And then there are the trashtastic
B-movie damsel-in-distress posters. It’s not enough to have aliens
or the undead after the girl; no, it’s “Alien Vampires … in search
of the one substance they need to survive: Teenage Blood!”
I’d say the producer of “Eaten
Alive” has long since burst the pesky bonds of logic.
A final category: Odd government/medical
conspiracies. This first one could have been cosponsored by the
people at the Weekly World News (if they’d been around in 1957)
and the cold-war-era U.S. governmental agency that brought us Duck and Cover.
Zsa Zsa Gabor must be so proud.
(Actually, she might be.)
And then there’s the medical experiment
gone awry in the split-personality of The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant.
Is it a comedy? A tragedy? A romance? A murder mystery?
Something about the font of the title
makes me imagine a sequel: The Incredibly True Adventures of The
Two-Headed Girl in Love. Tagline: There’s a second time for
every first time for everything!
And here are a couple of my personal
nominations for “embarrassing,” if in a fun way. First,
Night of the Lepus. How many cartoony sets of rabbit eyes
does terror have?
And there’s The Angry Red Planet‘s
bat with its sizzling eye-beams. (Actually, it reminds me of Australia’s flying foxes. But those don’t shoot death
rays out of their eyes. Er, as far as I know.)
Any other posters deserve to
make the list? Post ‘em in the comments. (And, on the long
shot anybody’s seen one of these flicks, do share.)