Since my first trip to Austin in 2008, I’ve been a huge admirer of Mondo, the art boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse. What started with me buying a Troll 2 Rolling Roadshow print for shits and giggles has now grown into me obsessively refreshing their shop page every time I know they have something new for sale, and now I find myself with a huge problem: I have more prints than I have wall space.
I never thought the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would get involved in geek movie prints, but today they announced that they’ll begin archiving Mondo posters and one of the first they plan to put into the vault is Drew Struzan’s Frankenstein.
What makes this a momentous occasion is that Struzan announced his retirement in 2008 after completing the poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and has created very few new works since – an interpretation of Mattel’s Barbie for the doll’s fiftieth anniversary and a limited edition Walking Dead poster seem to be it. For those who aren’t familiar with the iconic artist, he’s made some of the most memorable film art of the last three decades, including posters for Back To The Future, Blade Runner, The Thing and Star Wars. This is also big news because he’s never worked with Mondo before.
Make sure to follow @MondoNews for details on the sale date, price and edition size for Struzan’s take on James Whale’s legendary horror staple, which can be found after the jump.
Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein (goaded by an even madder scientist) builds his monster a mate.
A mysterious man, whose head is completely covered in bandages, wants a room. The proprietors of the pub aren’t used to making their house an inn during the winter months, but the man insists. They soon come to regret their decision. The man quickly runs out of money, and he has a violent temper besides. Worse still, he seems to be some kind of chemist and has filled his room with messy chemicals, test tubes, beakers and the like. When they try to throw him out, they make a ghastly discovery. Meanwhile, Flora Cranley appeals to her father to do something about the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Griffin, his assistant and her sweetheart. Her father’s other assistant, the cowardly Dr. Kemp, is no help. He wants her for himself. Little does Flora guess that the wild tales, from newspapers and radio broadcasts, of an invisible homicidal maniac are stories of Dr. Griffin himself, who has discovered the secret of invisibility and gone mad in the process.
A dark, gothic, one-of-a-kind macabre comedy. Directed by James Whale, subject of the acclaimed “Gods and Monsters,” “The Old Dark House” tells the story of three weary travelers who find shelter in a mysterious Welsh manor, soon find themselves in the unwelcoming company of the psychotic Femm family–and never will they be the same!
Henry Frankenstein is a doctor who is trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He suceeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.