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Horror Scans: Images from classic horror magazines, lobby cards, ads and pressbooks.
posted by hermitosis (13 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
My mom has worked as a Hollywood publicist for 30 years or so, and when I was a kid I ended up with tons of press kits, credits cards (which they used to give out at screenings before IMDB--basically a glossy letter-sized card with art on the front and the (nearly?) full credits on the back), and years' worth of Fangorias and Starlog magazines--all of which I think I still have at her apartment in NYC. Seeing these makes me want to haul them up to Boston and pore over them all again. I'm sure my mother would like that very much, too.

Thanks for posting.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 6:49 AM on July 5, 2011


Sounds awesome. You should scan stuff -- the blog accepts submissions!
posted by hermitosis at 6:51 AM on July 5, 2011


I really miss those huge drive-in newspaper ads. Thanks for the find!
posted by Thorzdad at 6:57 AM on July 5, 2011


Great stuff! Thanks for posting.
posted by guitareste at 7:09 AM on July 5, 2011


Ooooooooooo
posted by The Whelk at 7:34 AM on July 5, 2011


The drive-in movie ads alone are (heh) worth the price of admission.

"$1.00 Wot A Bargain!"
posted by ShutterBun at 7:41 AM on July 5, 2011


Yes! The intertubes deliver much goodness yet again. Thanks for this.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 7:42 AM on July 5, 2011


As a horror fan, I like the concept, but this site tantalizes. The site is a list of dead-ends when it provides no information about the source of an image, whether that source be film, print, or something else.

Almost but not quite.
posted by mistersquid at 8:23 AM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Almost but not quite.

Not to rag on Tumblr, but that's sort of their wheelhouse: eye-catching images that can be easily retumbled by others, also free of context. You're not looking for click throughs with this blog format, basically.
posted by codacorolla at 9:06 AM on July 5, 2011


...But when click-throughs DO turn out to be there, it's a pretty awesome bonus.
posted by hermitosis at 9:24 AM on July 5, 2011


I think I need a fright break from Metafilter!
posted by hot_monster at 9:24 AM on July 5, 2011


I have no idea how these people got their horror images wedged into their scanners, or why.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 4:13 PM on July 5, 2011


Awesome. thank you
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:23 PM on July 5, 2011


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