Tim Burton’s (remake? are we calling it a remake?) Frankenweenie came out on October the fifth and it has me remembering back to the Frankenweenie short way back from 1984. I have some fond nostagia-y memories tied to that old thing, the biggest being the poster. Allow me to explain.
When I was a kid, my older brother made money by mowing lawns and washing store front windows. One of the places was a video rental place owned by a neighbor who I think just our family alone might have kept in business (Hey Mr. Cole!). One day as Mr. Cole was cleaning out some storage he offered my brother his pick of posters as part of his payment. I remember one of the ones he picked was Die Hard, and he brought home Frankenweenie and Curly Sue for me. It was a treasured gift for a long time -it’s not everyday your older brother has a moment of no strings attached kindness- before dying an unfortunate death in a move (kinda broke my heart a bit *sniffle*).
Curly Sue was okay, but Frankenweenie was the one that really stuck with me, showing even then what a total cult movie geek I would turn out to be.
SO what about you guys? What was your first, or if you can’t remember your favorite, movie poster ever?