The Temple of Death
shows the 60s fascination for voodoo and 'black magic'
popularized in the films of the time.
brings to the fair the soft-core iconography of the
Hammer Horror films of the time - the blood drip letters
a common feature
The Bride of
Frankenstein continues the theme of flesh and horror.
An early Haunted
Castle walk-through attraction at South sea - the simple
brick work designs were a uniting feature.
The Octopus and the
Vampire side by side - the changing, temporary nature of
the signage can be seen here.
The 'Weird World' is
more detailed in decoration - its non-specific title
would allow the show to change
from year to year.
The lady in the
coffin was a common and easy to construct 'act' -
drawing in the small children.
Eastern mysticism has
existed on the fringes of many movies in the western
'One Step Beyond'
represents a switch to world of the insane and dark...
The werewolf was a
late comer to popular culture, with a clutch of hit
films in the 80s as well as a re-emergence with the
The 'Theatre of Fear'
draws graphic influence from the low budget sci-fi
movies of the time.
Tortures' continues the fascination with early atrocity
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