Monday, July 20, 2009

"Fright Flicks" Trading Cards Post #1

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Oh, yes... the 80's did happen, as improbable as they sound now. And some of the most memorable horror films came out during that decade, to prove that it happened, and that it wasn't just a bad national dream. This set of cards, "Fright Flicks" was made by Topps and featured scenes from select scary movies of the period:

Alien and Aliens
An American Werewolf In London
Day Of The Dead
Fright Night
Nightmare on Elm Street 1, 2 and 3
Poltergeist 1 and 2
Pumpkin Head
The Fly
Vengence: The Demon

On the back of each card the movie was identified and there was a short spooky event that left for you to decide if it ever took place. In answer to the question "did it happen?" the stock answer is: No. Sorry to disappoint you.

Now, I don't have the complete set, only a few packs as a matter of fact. But, I thought it might be nice to post what I do have for you to enjoy, and groan over the corny captions. I'll be bringing more in subsequent posts, and, I might add, in no particular order; with a few of my own captions, which are probably about as corny as the originals.

Card #2

Everyone knew that Linda couldn't keep her big trap shut.

The back of Card #2:

Card #6:

Steve had to admit that acupuncture helped his headaches.

Card #6 back:

Card #9:

I'm just about to vomit on my lunch... care to join me for a slurp?

Card #9 back:

Card #33:

Oh my God... I've chipped a nail!

Card #33 back:

Card #36:

Card #36 back:

Card #44:

Card #44 back:

More to come!


Anonymous said...


Monster Scholar said...

Ha! "Man that soup is hot!" just slays me.

Erick said...

These cards are great! I think I have the whole set somewhere.

Coop said...

Great cards, similar to the "You'll Die Laughing" series I used to buy as a kid in the'70s.

I really like your blog and hope that this interests you and your readers.

I am attempting to amass a large collection of portraits of Frankenstein's Monster in as many different styles and in as many different media as possible as an ongoing art project. The only stipulation is that the size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches (standard artist trading card size) and that each card has name, date, title and anything else you care to add on the back.

I welcome cards from both amateur and professional artists.

I will be leaving blank cards with instructions and mailing address in galleries, colleges, art shops, on buses, handing them out in the street and wherever else I can think of.

If you are reading this and would like to get involved, please send a portrait to:

A Patchwork Of Flesh
45 Silversea Drive
Westcliff on Sea
United Kingdom

Each card I receive will be uploaded here to produce an on-line gallery, I then hope to put on an exhibition of these cards in a gallery.

Any chance of adding "A Patchwork Of Flesh" as a link please?

Chris 'Frog Queen' Davis said...

OMG! How brilliant. LOL!

Thanks for sharing.