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There’s no time for monkeying around when one of cinema’s ape monsters is on the loose, and the Monkey Business Postcard Set #1 has six of the most impressive contributions to the world of ape horror. Limited to 100 sets worldwide, this vibrant postcard set is a great way to celebrate the debt of gratitude that horror and fantasy cinema owes to this very special type of movie character.
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The great apes of horror cinema can go from fun to fearsome in the blink of an eye, destroying civilisation one moment and getting us all sentimental the next. The Monkey Business Postcard Set #1 pays loving tribute to the furry friends and fiends that have helped make the horror genre what it is, with a selection of iconic artwork that will stir memories and have you swinging from the vines with nostalgia.
They might be magical stop-motion creations, or they might be men in suits, but there’s no denying that the world of horror and fantasy cinema would be a whole lot poorer without the monkey monsters that have played a role in so many movies. Each of the six A6 (105 x 148mm) cards in the Monkey Business Postcard Set #1 features a lovingly restored poster from a key moment in ape horror cinema, printed in vivid full colour on 350gsm silk stock that boasts sleek matt lamination on both sides. The vintage-style design on the reverse has space for you to write your own message to a fellow monster enthusiast; the best results come with a fine gel ballpoint or fine felt-tipped pen, although you’re more likely to hoard these in your treehouse as part of your own collection.
The Monkey Business Postcard Set #1 includes artwork from the following ape horror movies:
- Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932): watch the rooftops – this moody pre-Code classic features Bela Lugosi at his most sinister, accompanied by an ape with attitude and some dramatic artwork.
- King Kong (1933): the movie’s climactic scene is captured in a fiery, larger-than-life piece of art that perfectly reflects the ferocity and power of the enraged Eighth Wonder of the World.
- The Son of Kong (1933): the follow-up movie took a lighter tone with the adorable Kiko, but don’t be fooled – the island is still full of vicious monsters and there’s an earthquake on the way…
- The Gorilla (1939): it’s time for atmospheric artwork as Bela Lugosi and Lionel Atwill work with the Ritz Brothers to solve a monkey-themed mystery in a creepy haunted house.
- Mighty Joe Young (1949): Ray Harryhausen’s glorious stop-motion magic means this movie is packed with expression and drama, much like the richly detailed poster art on this postcard.
- Konga (1961): ape horror strikes England and nobody’s safe from Michael Gough’s oversized chimpanzee in a large-scale horror adventure boasting highly detailed, apocalyptic poster art.
Civilisations across the world have met their match time and again in the shape of cinema’s spectacular simians. Peel yourself a banana, find a comfortable spot on the nearest skyscraper and prepare to rediscover the ape adventures that have brought us thrills and chills for so long, with the gloriously rich artwork of the Monkey Business Postcard Set #1. Limited to just 100 sets worldwide, this set of monkey horror movie postcards is a perfect addition to your monkey movie memorabilia collection.