Movie Vomit Bags For The Holiday! Classic “Mark Of The Devil” Stunt! Best Vomit Bags In Cinema History!

When Do You Know A Movie Is A Holiday Classic? Hint: When It Comes With THIS:

Mark Of The Devil Vomit Bag

Enough with a holiday season filled with potential Oscar winners: time to have fun with the “other” classic films! That’s right: imagine a movie SO SHOCKING, SO UNSETTLING, that the film makers offered up a vomit bag for your own protection! Well, the movie did offer this scene:


“Hold Your Tongue, Indeed!”

This 1970 film was notorious for scenes of torture – and much was made of the film’s most disgusting elements – if you aren’t familiar with this film, you have missed out on a “euro-sleaze” classic!

Here is the trailer:

Mark Of The Devil

“Rated V For Violence!”

“Mark Of The Devil” advertised itself as the first film “rated V for violence!” There was no such thing, but a great tag line, huh? In reality, the film was a standard horror movie from Germany, looking back at the witch trials that terrorized Europe. There was plenty of blood and torture – which was the main aspect of the film’s promotion…


“Mark Of The Devil” was just one of many movies that used this form of promotion – for example, “When The Screaming Stops” also came with a vomit bag – but remember, “DO NO RE-USE!”!

when the screaming stops movie

This was a funny gimmick to drive awareness for a film, and it worked! The early exploitation classic “Blood Feast” was the first in a long line of exploitation movies that promised far more than moviegoers had ever seen before, and it was also the first to offer a vomit bag:

Blood Feast Vomit Bag

When the films were advertised in newspapers – and even in the trailer – much was made of the unprecedented violence in the films, so much blood that the audience needed to be warned! And the hits kept on coming – even movies with virtually NO gore at all, like “Tomb Of The Blind Dead”!

horror movie vomit bags

“Death Stop Holocaust” – WHAT!?!?!?!?!?

And what about this film – I’ve never heard of it, but the vomit bag was MANDATORY!

Death Stop Holocaust

Oh, based on the bag the movie was banned in 47 countries! Well, that explains why I missed it…

“Throw Up” Too…

And for the film “Bad Taste”, they didn’t offer vomits bags, they just called it the way they saw it, and gave out “throw up” bags!

Bad Taste movie

“Check, Please!”

And how about this, a claim check that will allow you to come back for another screening if the film make you pass out!


These are all hilarious movie gimmicks, and they worked too, because “Mark Of The Devil” was a big grindhouse hit…let me know if you saw it, and if you needed the bag!

Mark Of The Devil

Hurray To The King Of “Scum!”

Much credit for these shenanigans must go to legendary exploitation Producer David F. Friedman, known for his crazy gimmicks to drive audiences wild!

Producer David F. Friedman

Friedman had an angle for everything: he was the Producer of a multitude of great sexploitaiton classics of the 60’s and 70’s, like this gem:

scum of the earth

To read how Friedman managed to lure audiences into films like “Scum Of The Earth”, click on the whole story right here:

And then read all about his career by getting his hilariously revealing autobiography as well – and kudos to the genius behind “A Smell Of Honey, A Swallow Of brine!”

David F. Friedman Autobiography

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That’s right, Troma President and great filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman is back with his latest “Tromasterpiece” – read all about it here!

Make sure you support Troma by purchasing “Return To The Class Of Nuke ’em High Pt. 1 and 2” – it keeps independent cinema alive – and you get a great movie to boot!

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5 replies

  1. That trailer reminded me of the Hammer film, ‘Witchfinder General’. That is considered to be something of a cult classic over here.
    Good to see Herbert Lom getting a starring role, despite the awful dubbing. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pet.

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  2. I am proud to say I saw “Mark of the Devil” on its initial release and still proudly display (right next my “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” caveman dictionary) my vomit bag (unused, I hope I didn’t have to add) as a treasured momento of many gloriously misspent hours at the movies. Just love that “Do Not Re-Use” notice. This brings back memories of seeing “Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein” during which I was getting restless (boredom not discomfort), when, during a particularly gruesome scene, the person sitting two rows in front of me started vomiting (sadly, for the management’s sake, sans novelty bag). Now we had a show! Similarly (I digress, but it’s what I do), there was that time when during the first run of Michael Winner’s “Death Wish” that a scuffle broke out in the back of the theater involving two gents and a very excitable woman who kept taunting one of the men saying “You wouldn’t dare hit a woman!”, to which the fellow in response laid on a roundhouse swing that sent the woman cartwheeling over the row in front of her. Naturally all kinds of hell broke loose in the back rows. Naturally everyone else disinterestedly returned to watch the Bronson screen mayhem. Gotta love the movies.



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