Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Anyone who has kept up with this here blog over the years knows that Frank Frazetta has been a constant influence in my life since childhood, as evidenced by this post and this post (among many others). The astute reader also knows that I am passionate about documenting the obscure creative roots of album cover art and the often unrecognized ways that popular culture refers to itself, as seen here and here. You would also know that I am a goddamn fool for potlatch-like contests in which I excessively reward well deserving nerds, such as this contest, and this one, and this one, and this one,  and this one, and this one and this one (to mention only a few over the years).

Well, it's goddamn CONTEST TIME AGAIN, dear readers! As you should also already know, Wyrd War is bringing Matt Cimber's 1976 masterpiece of the titillating and taboo, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA, to the big screen at Hollywood Theatre this Saturday in honor of Walpurgisnacht. We are also hosting a "Witches Bazaar" featuring practicing witches and healers as well as a few artists whose creative work tends to lurk at the very fringes of malignant magic. We want YOU to attend too, and we will gladly provide TWO TICKETS to the flick and bazaar to the first person who can correctly answer one simple question:

The original marquee poster for THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA boasts a provocative painting that has almost nothing to do with the actual film. This painting was very deliberately ripped off from a beautiful and very popular Frank Frazetta painting circa 1970. The first person to post the TITLE of Frazetta's original painting as a comment below wins the tickets. If you live out of town or otherwise can't make the movie on Saturday, please don't be a dickhead and post the answer. If you do, nobody else will get the opportunity to win. And we will all kick your ass when we find you. GOOD LUCK!



Unknown said...

Frazetta's painting is called "Sea Witch". It appeared on the cover of Eerie #7, too :)

Unknown said...

D'oh! it's 'Woman With a Scythe'

Dennis Dread said...

Goddamn! Nicholas Prom WINS in 10 minutes. You got it on your second answer...about 30 seconds before someone else landed the correct answer! Way to go. See ya Saturday!