Perusing one of my favourite blogs, Fascination: The Jean Rollin Experience, and salivating at news of upcoming Jean Rollin blu-ray releases, I came across the trailer and poster for a film titled Kiss of the Damned. At first glance, I assumed the poster was for a Rollin film, perhaps under a different title, but then, watching the trailer, I realised it was an upcoming release. The trailer didn’t quite have me sold, but the fact that director, Xan Cassavetes, lists Rollin as a major influence will mean that I will absolutely be seeing it the moment it is released. I’m not usually in the habit of promoting modern horror films on Mondo Exploito, however, it’s a rare event to see a post-80s poster that looks this good. I have no idea who the artist is – if someone knows, please leave a comment – but whoever it is has done a phenomenal job in creating a piece that brings to mind the days when posters were an art form. Specifically, it reminds me of the beautiful posters for Jean Rollin’s films. I hope the film is as good as its promotional material.

Movie: Kiss of the Damned
Director: Xan Cassavetes
Country of movie: USA
Year of movie: 2012
Country of poster: USA