The following is a collection of print media from the initial runs of 1958's "Blood of the Vampire" in the Pacific Northwest. "Monster on the Campus" (1958) was the second feature in both Seattle and Portland. Interesting that the Seattle ads pushed the film as sci-fi rather than horror.

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Blood of the Vampire (1958)
In 1870s Transylvania, scientist Dr. Callistratus is put to death by villagers who wrongly believe he's a vampire. However, his horribly disfigured henchman, Carl is on hand to orchestrate a life-saving heart transplant.
Director: Henry Cass
Writer: Jimmy Sangster
Stars: Donald Wolfit, Vincent Ball, Barbara Shelley
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Monster on the Campus (1958)
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.
Director: Jack Arnold
Writer: David Duncan
Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt
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November 5, 1958 ad (Portland)

November 2, 1958 photo (Portland)

November 3, 1958 article (Portland)

November 4, 1958 ad (Portland)

November 5, 1958 article (Portland)

November 7, 1958 article (Portland)

November 7, 1958 ad (Portland)

December 3, 1958 ad (Seattle)

December 4, 1958 ad (Seattle)

December 5, 1958 ad (Seattle)

December 6, 1958 ad (Seattle)

Blood of the Vampire (1958) trailer
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Monster on the Campus (1958) trailer
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