Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Terrors from the Lobby! (part two)

As always, when I attend local fan conventions, I keep an eye out for one of my favourite shops in Toronto: the Hollywood Canteen. So when I was at Horror-Rama a couple of weeks ago, I made sure to stop by their booth. Since I'm in the middle of researching and writing my new book, The Great Fright North, I'm on the lookout for anything to do with Canadian pop culture horrors. As always, the Hollywood Canteen had a great selection to choose from!

Surprisingly, I only bought three lobby cards this time around--because I went a little overboard, and also picked up an amazing Italian one-sheet for the Canadian classic, Black Christmas (1974). And, as you'll see below, I even had the chance to meet Lynne Griffin, who appears on the poster, and we snapped a few photos to mark the occasion.

Scanners (1981)

Videodrome (1983)

Black Christmas (1974)

What's interesting about this poster is that much of the promotional advertising at the time used the American title, Silent Night, Evil Night, rather than Black Christmas. And yes, I got Lynne to sign the poster...too bad I didn't have it during the cast reunion at Fan Expo in August, but maybe they'll do the same thing next year.


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