September 5, 2011

The Posters of Frankenstein :
Italian I Was a Teenage Frankenstein

I’ve blogged previously about the stupendously prolific poster artist Sandro Simeoni (aka Symeoni), here delivering another typically dynamic illustration for I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957), released in Italy as The Massacre of Frankenstein.

Simeoni layers the action with a voluptuous blonde up front and background characters engaged in violent action. The ragged, golfball-eyed Teenage Frankenstein swings a club at his overpowered victims against a glowing field of red. Simeoni would use the same funky Frankenstein logo on his poster for The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958).

Image source: The ever-excellent Wrong Side of the Art.

The Posters of Frankenstein: Italian Revenge of Frankenstein


Bill D. Courtney said...

Always liked the European takes on the American film posters. The American posters were great too of course but not always as vivid or even lurid as the ones from across the Atlantic.

Wobble The Witch Cat said...

This poster intrigues me because it looks more like a poster for the film I Was A Pensioner Frankenstein , as the monster has long white hair , though , admittedly he has a muscular body!