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Friday, May 26th, 2023 3:13 PM

Live Poll: Most Expensive Horror Movie Posters Ever Sold on Auction

Today, reproductions of movie posters are readily available for consumers to purchase. However, posters from the first few decades of cinema were produced in limited quantities for promotional use only and disposed of after the theatrical engagement ended. As a result of posters not being kept or collected, very few of these early movie posters still exist today. Among all vintage movie posters, those in the horror genre have consistently sold for the largest amounts at auction due to both their scarcity and desirability. As of 2023, according to New Bond Street Pawnbrokers, these are the ​top 10 most expensive horror movie posters ever sold at auction. Answer recaps are sourced from ​NBST.

From among these most expensive vintage horror posters that sold at auction, which one do you think is really worth its winning bid?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls568860163/ - 10 images

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls568860163/copy 

https://www.imdb.com/poll/ipNqkXpPyPI/ 

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9 months ago

I do not think that any of these posters is "really worth its price". The Dracula poster you listed is worth 716 221$ CAD. For that price, I could buy a two-storey house, a 41' boat or an island.

If the question was which poster do I prefer, I would prefer the Bride of Frankenstein poster.

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@Maxence_G

Good choice.

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9 months ago

@GabrielFox 🦊

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DRACULA (1931)
Movie Poster
Sold for $525,800 at Heritage Auctions.
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Dracula (1931)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021814/reference/

Box Office
Budget $355,000 (estimated)

(what's that in today's dollars??)

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@ACT_1

Believe it or not.

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9 months ago

@GabrielFox 🦊

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Jump back in that Time Machine and grab a bunch of Posters!

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@ACT_1​ 

That would be a great idea.

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9 months ago

@GabrielFox , I think you may have the wrong Dracula poster version depicted in option #4 for the 1938 re-issue.

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@urbanemovies​ 

The film was re-released in 1938, calling for another poster to entice audiences into the cinema. It bears similar artwork to the original, this time with a menacing green hue over the entire poster.

The poster features an updated font from the original. Instead of shadow block letters, a more simple light green lettering grabs the viewer’s attention thanks to the thin white letters at their centre.

Bela Lugosi is just as menacing, looming from the deep green background with a direct stare out to the audience.

This is the right poster.

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@GabrielFox​,

Sorry, the poster in the video and the text don't match the description for the 1938 poster in the New Bond Street Pawnbrokers source article, so it is confusing to me which poster is the valuable one that sold at auction.

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@urbanemovies​ Done.

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@GabrielFox​ I was only pointing out the source of the confusion and the art didn't match the text from the article you cite. You should research it to see which one is right.

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9 months ago

FYI, scarcity alone doesn't make something valuable, it has to be in-demand or desirable too.

Their scarcity is what makes them valuable, and vintage horror movie posters have consistently sold for the largest amounts at auction.

Plus, the beginning of your introduction is very confusing. You start talking about modern reproductions being readily available, then speak the rarity of vintage originals, like the two are the same thing or are comparable. Vintage movie poster reproductions are just as available and cost the same as modern movie poster reproductions.

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9 months ago

@GabrielFox 

FYC, an alternate phrasing.

Today, reproductions of movie posters are readily available for consumers to purchase. However, posters from the first few decades of cinema were produced in limited quantities for promotional use only and disposed of after the theatrical engagement ended. As a result of posters not being kept or collected, very few of these early movie posters still exist today. Among all vintage movie posters, those in the horror genre have consistently sold for the largest amounts at auction due to both their scarcity and desirability. As of 2023, according to New Bond Street Pawnbrokers, these are the ​top 10 most expensive horror movie posters ever sold at auction. Answer recaps are sourced from ​NBST.


From among these most expensive vintage horror posters that sold at auction, which one do you think is really worth its winning bid?

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@urbanemovies​ Done.

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@Peter_pbn​ Done.

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The Invisible Man poster sold for 228,000 is the one they describe with the eyes. This one is similar:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024184/mediaviewer/rm1868087296

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@Peter_pbn​ Done.

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@Peter_pbn​ Done.

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@Peter_pbn​ Done.

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7 months ago

Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/ipNqkXpPyPI/

Congratulations Gabriel

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@Pencho15​ Thanks.