Beyond eye-catching advertising, the best film posters are works of art in their own right. This series will spotlight some of my favourites beginning with the poster for the film I watched most recently, Dracula Has Risen From The Grave:
I love the striking use of pink on an otherwise black and white image, strongly drawing attention to the plasters which insinuate the remnants of a vampiric bite/kiss. The not-exactly-subtle open mouth of the model (I am not sure whether or not this was Veronica Carlson) along with the abundance of skin on display fit well with this point in Hammer’s development, being the point in history where sex was becoming less subtextual and more overt in their films.
UPDATE: It’s not Carlson: http://theblackboxclub.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/dracula-has-risen-from-grave-but.html