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    Isle of the Dead (RKO, 1945). Six Sheet (81" X 81").
    Producer Val Lewton and RKO knew the power a great poster campaign could have, so they lifted their own art from the I Walked With a Zombie posters and reused it for the background of this thriller starring Boris Karloff. Casting horror icon Boris Karloff as a Greek General stuck on an island during the war of 1912 was a coup for the studio. Karloff lent a further eerie presence to the moody and atmospheric setting that characterized all of Lewton's films. As the people on the island are quarantined out of fear of a plague, they are also paralyzed with fear that a vorvolaka (vampiric demon) is in their midst. The poster has some retouch to the fold lines with a bit more work done to the fold from the bottom border that runs up through the word "weird." There was also a hole in the title between the words "Isle" and "of." This is the only six sheet for this terrifying thriller that we've seen. Fine+ on Linen.


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