Frankenstein poster expected to sell for $225,000

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Frankenstein Poster Expected To Sell For $225,000

A rare poster from the 1931 classic horror film "Frankenstein" is going up for auction and it's expected to fetch more than $200,000.

The 84-year-old poster, known as "three sheet" because it's made up of three panels, is one of only a handful of originals around today.

It was discovered in the 1970s at an abandoned Long Island theater.

It's going on the auction block at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas at the end of the month, and officials told the Daily Mail they expect collectors will pay as much as $225,000 for it.

According to IMDB, the film itself cost an estimated $291,000 to make.

If you ever stumble across a Frankenstein poster, hold onto it. A one-sheet poster sold for a then-record of $198,000 in 1993 -- and one from the 1935 film "The Bride of Frankenstein" went for more than $330,000 in 2007.

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Boris Karloff in movie art for the film 'Frankenstein', 1931. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Boris Karloff in movie art for the film 'Frankenstein', 1931. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
1935: English actor Boris Karloff (1887 - 1969) reprises his role as the monster in 'Bride of Frankenstein', directed by James Whale. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)
Boris Karloff and Mae Clarke movie art from the film 'Frankenstein', 1931. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
Boris Karloff in movie art for the film 'Frankenstein', 1931. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
A French poster for James Whale's 1931 horror film 'Frankenstein' starring Boris Karloff. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
A poster for Erle C. Kenton's 1942 horror 'The Ghost of Frankenstein' starring Lon Chaney Jr.(Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
A poster for the British release of Erle C. Kenton's 1942 horror film, 'The Ghost Of Frankenstein', starring Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, and Boris Karloff in movie art for the film 'Bride Of Frankenstein', 1935. (Photo by Universal/Getty Images)
1935: British actor Elsa Lanchester is dressed in costume in a promotional portrait for director James Whale's film, 'The Bride of Frankenstein'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
'Frankenstein's Daughter' starring John Ashley and Sandra Knight a 1958 horror film. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)
A poster for the Australian release of Terence Fisher's 1958 horror film, 'Revenge Of Frankenstein', starring Peter Cushing. (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
A poster for Roy William Neill's 1943 horror film 'Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man', starring Bela Lugosi as Frankenstein's Monster (left), Lon Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man and Ilona Massey as Baroness Elsa Frankenstein (bottom). (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
'Frankenstein meets The Wolf Man' a 1943 American monster horror film produced by Universal Studios starring Lon Chaney, Junior. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 23: Mural featuring Young Frankenstein 1974 at Mel Brooks street dedication at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2014. (Photo by Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 23: Young Frankenstein mural at Mel Brooks street dedication at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2014. (Photo by Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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