April 18, 2009

The Posters of Frankenstein : Spanish Son of Frankenstein

Here’s another beautiful foreign poster with vivid colors and wonderful hand-drawn lettering for Son of Frankenstein (1939), known in Spain under the evocative title of The Shadow of Frankenstein.

This one uses elements from the American advertising campaign, featuring the gesticulating Monster with figures in the foreground, either Basil Rathbone and Josephine Hutchison as shown here, sometimes accompanied by Bela Lugosi’s grimacing Ygor, or a laboratory scene of Rathbone and Lugosi attending a resting, comatose Karloff.

French Son of Frankenstein Poster


Lolita said...

Foreign movie poster can be really thrilling! And of course, I love Basil Rathbone.

I am actually reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the first time right now! I'm almost done with it. It fascinates me how different the films are, portraying the monster as a sympathetic, misunderstood big child, while he in the book is intelligent and furious.
And that a 19 year old mind could produce that book!

Ralph DeLuca said...

Cool poster. I have the original half sheet movie poster to Son of Frankenstein in my movie poster collection. Great movie, great posters..

Ralph DeLuca
Madison, NJ

rob! said...

Simply beautiful.