For some, this week is the start of Spring Break! For those wondering how to spend their break, the pulps have a few suggestions. As the covers below show, a week on the beach doesn’t just mean binge drinking and partying. It also means excitement, mystery, romance, and maybe even a hurricane!
From Spring Breakers (2012), one of the best films of the past decade.
Alien (James Franco) explains the American Dream.
The beach is so much fun that even mom and dad can’t stay away!
Actually, the two beachgoers in this film may look like they’re in their 40s but they were only supposed to be teenagers. That’s just the type of film that 1964’s Horror Of Party Beach is.
Anyway, in this one, the Del-Aires return and perform You Are Not A Summer Love. It’s meant to be romantic, though you’ll probably laugh before you swoon. One thing’s for sure. It’s all very 1964.
Courtesy of the 2015 film, 3-Headed Shark Attack, here is one of the greatest understatements of all time:
This is from the 1964 film, Horror on Party Beach!
Can you believe that some people think that they didn’t know how to have fun in the early 60s?
Of course, you did have to look out for the monsters. I guess that was the only drawback…
(I should admit that I’m not really sure if this movie was supposed to be occurring during spring break but who cares? It’s got the zombie stomp! Add to that, I’d be worried about anyone who voluntarily spent their spring break on such a depressing-looking beach. Not when you can just go down to Galveston.)