Sunday, July 22, 2012

Movie Ad of the Week: BREAKFAST AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE (1975)

Almost a year before its May 1976 rollout in New York, Los Angeles and St. Louis as DON'T OPEN THE WINDOW...

...with an advertising campaign that ripped off Avco Embassy's marketing for SOMETHING TO HIDE (1976), including unlicensed images of co-stars Shelley Winters and Linda Hayden...

...American International Pictures and Hallmark Releasing slipped Jorge Grau's NON SI DEVE PROFANARE IL SONNO DEI MORTI / LET SLEEPING CORPSES LIE (1974) into one 42nd Street theater as BREAKFAST AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE, with a completely different (and more original) ad campaign.

3 comments:

venoms5 said...

With a decidedly un-horror title like BREAKFAST AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE, you need a line like "More gruesome than Ilsa, the She-Wolf" to sell it, lol. Awesome work as always at the Temple.

Anonymous said...

I was always very confused as to how they came up with the "What ever's out there will wait!" tag line. What in god's name was that supposed to mean?

"ooh scary...whatever's out there is....POLITE!!"

:)

-Chris Baker

paul said...

I prefer the alternate title "Living Dead at Manchester Morgue" but the living dead are slow to arrive. Cool movie, though.