Cave Bears, Dirty Cops, Motel Psychos and The Springwood Slasher!

The Clan of the Cave Bear. L’Ecran Fantastique N° 69 1986.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of movie magazine covers and adverts featuring the talents of Daryl Hannah, Clint Eastwood, Anthony Perkins and Robert Englund among others.

Content is from 1980s editions of L’Ecran Fantastique, Starfix, Mad Movies and Spotlight magazines, as published in France at the time. The only films I haven’t seen from the titles shown are The Clan of the Cave Bear; Star Knight; Raw Deal and Monster in the Closet. The Daryl Hannah image on the cover of L’Ecran Fantastique N° 69 is just wonderful, and seems to be the same image as used for the movie posters for The Clan of the Cave Bear.

I also love the cover showing Anthony Perkins in his role as Norman Bates in Psycho 3 (for which he made his debut as a director), and the poster for Short Circuit. The Monster in the Closet poster is just hilarious fun!

Do you have any favourite images here?

Psycho 3. L’Ecran Fantastique No 71 1986.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. L’Ecran Fantastique N° 81. 1987.

Dirty Harry. Starfix N° 3 1983.

Below: Star Trek Spotlight Special; Star Knight; Spotlight Magazine; Mannequin; Masters of the Universe; Raw Deal; Monster in the Closet; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Mad Movies; Short Circuit.

Mad Movies 47. L’Ecran Fantastique No 81 1987
Short Circuit. L’Ecran Fantastique N°71 1986.

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

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24 thoughts on “Cave Bears, Dirty Cops, Motel Psychos and The Springwood Slasher!

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  2. Seeing “Short Circuit” was a bit of a choker personally. It was one of my mum’s favourite films, at least she used to quote lines from it. The robot voice pronounced squeeze as sk-leez, when my mum used to hug me goodbye she’d be giving me a skleez 🥲

    Thank you for the reminder and these posters, nice trip down memory lane 🙂👍

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  3. What a great selection! To be honest, Mannequin was a pretty disturbing movie for me to watch as a kid. Fun fact, years later, I tutored a kid in German and his dad, the psychiatrist, had this odd hobby of doing up old mannequins. That whole mansion was full of them. Creepy!

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    • Love it! Imagine a mansion fill of the things 😨 I too was a little freaked out by that film. A few years later I worked at a French Polishing factory, and one of the directors there had a sideline in fashion clothing. In one of the store rooms there was about 60 old mannequins just standing there in the darkness. Creepy, yes, just like your story!


  4. Hi there, another great selection – though some of the publishing dates (the years) are beginning to scare me, reminding me I’m getting old. BUT I have seen Raw Deal and have the the novelisation as well and I can say both are very close to each other. RD is a good film IMO considering the doubters and shade Schwarzenegger had early in his career – so might be worth you finding a copy.

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    • Thanks, FT. Will check out Raw Deal when I see it next on the film packages I have.
      Just read a review of a Queensryche album re-released from 1990 (which in my mind still seems recent lol), but had to check myself when realising it was 30 years ago… so I know what you mean about getting old!

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