Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hotel Horror - Macabre Movie Poster Madness

According to movies hotels are a lot like the woods - if you spend the night there enough times eventually someone is going murder you. It's a fact. I say if you find yourself in a movie and have to choose between sleeping in the woods or sleeping in a hotel, sleep in your car. I've seen way less car based murders than woods or hotel murders. Statistically speaking, sleeping in your car is your best bet.

Moving on. I recommend you guys check out this small gallery of posters of horror films that take place in some very terrifying hotels (click on each to enlarge):

The Shining - British Quad

City of the Dead (aka Horror Hotel) - British Quad Poster - Random fact: The second DVD I ever bought was the super cheap Diamond DVD double feature of this and Carnival of Souls. I've seen Carnival of Souls several times, but for whatever reason I've never bothered to watch Horror Hotel. That means I've owned a copy of Horror Hotel for about 15 years without ever watching it. That's ridiculous That has to be some kind of record.

Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper)

Another alternate title poster for Tobe Hooper's Eaten Alive. Horror Hotel and Starlight Slaughter are just a few of the alternate titles at one time used for the film Eaten Alive. I addition to the three titles I listed in the last sentence Eaten Alive is also know as; Horror Hotel Massacre, Legend of the Bayou, Massacre on the Bayou, Death Trap, and Brutes and Savages (also the name of Mondo film from ). In France its title is awesome - Le crocodile de la mort (The Crocodile of Death). In Italy its title is substantially less awesome - Quel motel vicino alla palude (That Hotel Near The Swamp).
La Bestia Uccide a Sangue Freddo (aka Slaughter Hotel) - Another with a ton of alternate titles like Asylum Erotica, The Beast Kills in Cold Blood, and a French title Google is telling me translates to The Unsatisfied Erotic Dolls of Dr. Hitchcock.
Terror at Red Wolf Inn - aka Terror House, Club Dead and Terror on the Menu. Some of these older horror films had more alternate titles than Jess Franco had aliases, it must've been kind of a bitch to keep track of which movies were which back then.


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