“You’ll never know what bit you… but you’ll love it !… Who says Vampires are no laughing matter ?“
A very desirable and equally hard to find British UK quad film poster for Roman Polanski’s spoof comedy horror “Dance of the Vampires” (AKA The Fearless Vampire Killers). This outstanding 1967 cinema poster features beautiful artwork by the French illustrator Clement Hurel and features a design unique to the British release which is the perfect complement for this landscape format. The caricature characters of Sarah Shagal (Sharon Tate) & the evil vampire Count von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne) take centre stage offset agains the key ‘vampire ball’ scene and of course no horror movie poster (even a horror comedy) would be complete without a dripping blood red title…all framed by an eerie green slime border. It’s really not hard see why this outstanding piece has gone on to become one of the most sought after posters from the 1960’s especially when you consider the tragic events and notoriety associated with Polanski and the brutal murder of his wife, Sharon Tate (this was one of her last performances) at the hands of Charles Manson’s deluded band of followers. Presented in excellent condition this impressive poster looks and displays to great effect with minimal handling and age wear. In totally original, unrestored folded (as issued) condition this is a high grade example of a classic British horror/comedy with lovely deep rich unfaded colours on what is a scarce item and represents a fantastic oportunity to own a piece of extremely collectable, classic British film memorabilia.
UK Quad (30" x 40") Single Sided
British / UK
Very Fine plus; originally folded (as issued)
Alfie Bass, Ferdy Mayne, Fiona Lewis, Jack MacGowran, Jessie Robins, Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Terry Downes