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AD NAUSEAM: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980’s

  • Peabody Essex Museum 161 Essex Street Salem United States (map)

Presented by Michael Gingold

Film critic Michael Gingold has been writing about genre cinema for over 30 years. Growing up in New York in the 1980s, his obsession with horror movies led him to taking his scissors to local newspapers to cut out and collect ads for just about everything he came across. Mainstream, indie, arthouse, grindhouse, you name it. Published by 1984 Publishing and presented by Rue MorgueAD NAUSEAM: NEWSPRINT NIGHTMARES FROM THE 1980S is a year-by-year deep dive into the critic’s collection. Within its pages, you'll see rare alternate art for GREMLINSCHILD'S PLAYTHE BLOB remake and entries in the FRIDAY THE 13TH and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchises. You'll be taken back to the era of the double bill, with notices for ALIENS and THE FLYDRIVE-IN MASSACRE and DRILLER KILLERNIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE THREE STOOGES (?!). You'll revel in oddities including PSYCHO FROM TEXASDRACULA BLOWS HIS COOLBLOOD HOOK and ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE. And you'll laugh at misleading campaigns for CHOPPING MALLTHE TOXIC AVENGER and more than one Lucio Fulci film. For this special event, Michael Gingold will be conducting a slideshow talk illustrated with highlights from his collection, with personal recollections and commentary.