I'll be reviewing the Blu-ray release of Island Claws for an upcoming issue of SCREEM magazine, a piece that will include comments from two of the film's stars. In advance of that, I thought I'd share a few images from the film's various marketing campaigns that I stumbled across.
First up is the VHS cover art, which was re-used for the new Scorpion Blu-ray.
Then there's this poster image, which appears to be for the overseas, Spanish-language video release.
And finally, this mysterious image that I found in a chat room that may have been from some pre-release promotional material, sporting a completely different title.
My Island Claws coverage will be in the spring issue of SCREEM.
The Dead Next Door is a blog about regional or "backyard" horror and science fiction films made from the late 1950s to the earlyl 1990s (and beyond). These films were released during the peak years of independent film production, created by a motley crew of seasoned pros, gifted amateurs, and enthusiastic genre fans, along with dozens of eccentric dreamers -- doctors, lawyers, insurance salesmen, publishers, commercial filmmakers, TV production crews and moonlighting pornographers -- all looking for their big break or a fast buck or both.