This is an ORIGINAL "INSERT" MOVIE POSTER - NOT A REPRODUCTION ! It was created for use in a theatre to promote the engagement of this Motion Picture in 1961 !
This approx. 14 x 36" Movie Item:
HOMICIDAL ~ U.S. Release Insert Poster ~ COLUMBIA PICTURES ~ 1961
This exciting, classic poster, from one of cult-director WILLIAM CASTLE's most highly-regarded "Gimmick" horror thrillers, is in Very Good / Excellent condition. Image areas look excellent. There is approx. 1" square tape residue, thinning and minor chipping at all four corners ; sparse tack-holes in border area; original folds with three additional fold lines, with light wear at all folds; a light, approx. 1 1/2' vertical stain at at the lower left edge partly into CORBETT credit ; small black-marker initials at bottom right (white) edge; other minor signs of handling. Rich colors; printed on flat, heavy poster stock.
The striking, sexy poster artwork features a great image of star PATRICIA BRESLIN, wearing a pink slip and lying on a rumpled bed, clutching the sheets in terror. Above her, homicidal co-star JEAN ARLESS is about to plunge her 'Surgical Knife' into the bare back of GLENN CORBETT, who kneels before her in a torn undershirt, clutching her passionately. Director WILLIAM CASTLE's famous 'Director's Chair' trademark image is figured prominantly, as is the film's terrific, stylized knife-pierced title-logo and the film's unique MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE of terror: the "FRIGHT BREAK"
Heavily inspired by the previous-year's horror hit, PSYCHO, the poster itself is similarly influenced, with the BRESLIN / lingerie image recalling JANET LEIGH's bra and half-slip PSYCHO image, while CASTLE's FRIGHT BREAK recalls HITCHCOCK's own "gimmick" of no admittance after the film began. HOMICIDAL was judged superior to PSYCHO by TIME MAGAZINE the year of its release and is still shocking and effective today.
Also in the Cast: EUGENIE LEONTOVICH , ALAN BUNCE and JAMES WESTERFIELD. Written by ROBB WHITE. Produced and Directed by the beloved WILLIAM CASTLE ( House On Haunted Hill , The Tingler , 13 Ghosts , Macabre , I Saw What You Did , Strait-Jacket , Rosemary's Baby ).
Text on the poster reads:
"THE PICTURE WITH A 'FRIGHT BREAK!' *"
"* MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE for COWARDS ONLY!"
The accompanying photo shows this actual item. There may be clips visible in the photos, variously at the four corners and the top and/or bottom center edges. These are not a flaw in or a part of this item. The words "Percepto Sample Image" which may appear on some photos do not appear on the actual item. All rights reserved for original photos, artwork and text.
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