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“Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!”
Artist Matthew Peak is no stranger to horror icons as it was his Freddy Krueger artwork that adorned the first Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) US One-Sheet and has now has created an award-winning “Frankenstein Monster” print for the 2018 exhibition Mondo Presents “Universal Studio Monsters”. This limited-edition example has been hand-numbered #6 from a print run of 325. In 2018, the leading and most respected alternative movie poster forum expressobeans.com made this print their “Cinema Poster of the Year”. Incredibly rare and highly collectible, an excellent example of modern cinematic movie memorabilia.
Trivia: Boris Karloff‘s Monster in this film does not physically resemble the character in Mary Shelley‘s novel. It was make-up artist Jack P. Pierce who came up with innovations such as the Monster’s flat head, the bolts through the neck, the droopy eyelids, and the poorly-fitted suit. Any future Frankenstein film that features any of these physical abnormalities is taking its inspiration from Pierce’s make-up work.…more detail
“We make our own electric light here, and we are not very good at it. Pray, don’t be alarmed if the lights go out altogether !”
An impressive movie poster that’s a fitting tribute to one of Universal’s underrated ‘horror’ classics. Designed by iconic British designer and illustrator Graham Humphreys and commissioned by producers Eureka especially for the remastered ‘Masters of Cinema’ 4K theatrical release of “The Old Dark House” this UK quad is rightly regarded as one of the best looking film posters of 2018. It presents near perfectly being originally rolled (as issued) and is genuinely scarce with very limited showings, primarily in a small number of ‘art-house’ & ‘specialist’ cinemas combined with a low key advertising campaign. A beautiful piece of stunning ‘modern’ film memorabilia that is hugely collectible encompassing not just movie fans but also the horror art marketplace.
Watch Eureka’s Remastered Trailer here “The Old Dark House”