Horror of Dracula

Le Cauchemar de Dracula

1958 French moyenne 23x32" (60x80cm)

Artist: Noël, Guy-Gérard (1912-1994)

Grade: Very Fine


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English title: Horror of Dracula

Poster title: Le Cauchemar de Dracula

Artist: Noël, Guy-Gérard (1912-1994)

Poster Year: 1958

Poster Origin: French

Size: moyenne  23x32"  (60x80cm)

Film title: Dracula

Film Year: 1958

Film Origin: UK

Film Directors: Terence Fisher

Film Actors: Peter CushingChristopher LeeMichael GoughMelissa Stribling

Film Genres: Fantasy| Horror

Film Plot: Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Categories: Bold ColorsClassicsCultFashionMid-Century ModernFilm

Keywords: 1950sbloodblueDraculaHammer Filmsmaidenmonstertechnicolorvampire

Grade: C8  Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Unused poster with bright original colors and only the most minimal fold/edge wear from storage and handling, very slight cross fold separation and ~1/2 fold separation at the bottom vertical fold have been repaired with acid-free archival mending tissue on the verso.

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Price: $1,750

From the very beginning, the Dracula films of the 1930s and 1940s were synonymous with actor Bela Lugosi. So when the little known English company, Hammer Films, started work on their own telling of the Dracula legend in 1958, they felt they needed to distance themselves from the older Universal films. They of course took the same approach we do today — ramp up the scares, add more cleavage and sex appeal, make the violence more graphic, and for the first time ever, show audiences blood in glorious technicolor! And so the Horror of Dracula was born, starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula and Peter Cushing as Van Helsing. After many more Dracula, Frankenstein and other monster movies, these two actors would eventually become as synonymous with the horror genre as their predecessors, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.

This gorgeous French poster was created by Guy-Gérard Noël, who did most of the posters for Hammer Films releases of the late 1950s and early 1960s. This copy was never used and the lush colors and stone litho printing are simply a revelation when viewed in person! Don’t miss this rare poster in even rarer condition!

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