Sunday, August 13, 2017

"Den of Living Nightmares"

I'm currently working on a larger post that I'll have up later this evening or tomorrow, but in the meantime I thought I'd share this cool old spook show ad from 1951 that I stumbled upon that uses the cool Warren Kremer werewolf art from the cover of the November 1950 issue of The Beyond #1 (Ace Magazines.) Mad doctors, Harlem vampires, soviet torture chambers-- and 6 foot 4 Donna Haynes in person-- sounds like a great time!


Morbid said...

That poster really gets the imagination going! Thanks for posting this one.

Dr. Theda said...

My old boss, Phil Morris (as "Dr. Evil") used to have one of these shows... he always spoke fondly of his day doing so... have a great day good Sir Karswell !!

Mr. Karswell said...

I did a couple posts on a book that Dr Evil wrote (over at my other blog) about creating a haunted house, check it out if you haven't already:



Mr. Cavin said...

This is really neat, and my but that stolen art looks good in its new(er) home, too. Whoever re-drew that werewolf for the Capitol ad was better than your average cut-n-paste man to be sure.

Dr. Theda said...

We were one of the first people to buy a copy of his book on "How to run a Haunted House" !!

Brian Barnes said...

Ah, the spook shows. The classic ones are way before my time, and sadly, so little of the movie presentations remain. For those that don't know, these were basically short movies that broke the four wall, and eventually poor shlubs in costumes would race out into the audience at a certain time in the movie.

All around there were magic acts and monster acts and cheap horror movies and whatever else you could cobble together. And of course HEX APPEAL! Can't have a spook show without that.

I plan on using on of the few remaining spook show film reels for my little collection of internet idiocy for my Halloween celebration.