Saturday, 27 February 2010

A look inside Shock Festival

This hefty over sized hardcover book arrived from Amazon this week - Stephen Romano's Shock Festival is a wonderful collection of stunning fake exploitation movie posters (complete with little details like folds, tears and stains). I must admit I ordered the book thinking it was a American style Art of Nasty, but this is actually something different. Subtitled 101 of the strangest, sleaziest most outrageous movies YOU'VE NEVER SEEN, and with titles like Shark Women of Sex Island or Universe of Bloody Zombies, you'll wish these were available at Blue Underground or Code Red. Luckily, author Stephen Romano has put together a triple-disc Shock Festival DVD which contains a number of fake trailers for the posters in the book, as well as well known classic exploitation trailers. I've only dipped into my copy of the book so far, but its a beauty with its eye-popping, eye-gouging full color artwork. I'll report on the DVD as soon as it arrives in my letterbox but in the meantime, here are a few pics I took of the book earlier...





1 comment:

  1. That's really cool - but I'd like to have a similar book of the real deal - as the real posters are as wild in their crazed hyperbole and color soaked titillation...

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