Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The Witch Who Came From The Sea!
When I stumbled across the poster above at Wrong Side of the Art I immediately flashed on a classic Frank Frazetta painting.
That painting served as the cover for Vampirella #11.
Clearly the unknown artist of the movie poster was swiping the classic Frazetta image and with largely good effect, though the poster lacks the awesome mood of a typical Frazetta image.
A little research taught me that this movie, though unknown to me at the time, is something of a notorious object. It is a "video nasty", one of a clutch of movies deemed too risque or horrific for the British movie going public and so not given any seal of approval by the British movie board.
But this movie, despite some grotesque nods to exploitation apparently also has a serious core about a woman descending into madness and how that affects the people around her.
I can't say I much want to see this one, having glimpsed a few scenes on the internet, but I give it credit for knowing what artwork to steal to hype itself.
And I bet that decapitated head is a swipe from another source, but I haven't found it yet.