An iconic original US poster promoting Universal’s Frankenstein (1931) starring Boris Karloff has fetched $323,000 at auction. The poster was discovered in a disused cinema in Long Island, New York in the 1970s and restored. The auction item far surpassed its predicted sale price of $240,000.
A spokesperson for Texas-based Heritage Auctions commented: “To say that the 1931 horror classic Frankenstein was monumental is an understatement of the impact it made on the audiences of the day. It remains the link that gets us where we are today in the evolution of the essentials of the horror film. Every cliché of cinema horror was created with this film – the mad scientist, the misunderstood monster, the angry villagers carrying torches, the dark laboratory filled with science fictional devices and the creepy assistant.”