Sunday, January 15, 2017
Movie Ad of the Week: THE CANNIBAL MAN a.k.a. THE APARTMENT ON THE 13TH FLOOR (1973)
Eloy de la Iglesia's grisly 1971 shocker LA SEMANA DEL ASESINO/THE WEEK OF THE KILLER, starring Vicente Parra and Emma Cohen, was acquired for U.S. distribution by Hallmark Releasing (of LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and MARK OF THE DEVIL infamy) and retitled THE CANNIBAL MAN. The ad above is from Pittsfield, MA on January 17, 1973.
Later in '73, Hallmark designed a new promo campaign and changed the title to APARTMENT ON THE 13TH FLOOR. The ad above is from Cincinnati, OH on November 2, 1973. American International Pictures handled Hallmark's releases outside the New England territory, which explains the second feature here being the AIP hit SLAUGHTER.