Frank Frazetta (!!!) cover art for the paperback book on which the movie is based. Note the price.
This is a very nice roughly ¼ scale bust based on a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology “Tales from the Crypt”. The film
itself was based on a Ballantine 1964 paperback anthology reprints of Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror and the like from a decade before. As it turns out, I happened to have that paperback and read it frequently. Here's a couple Wikipedia links to
check out the paperback and film for those that maybe interested:
Here's the link to the paperback: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Crypt_(book)
Here's the link to the film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Crypt_(film)
The movie itself is a lot of fun and ties the five separate stories together in a clever way, not unlike “Dr. Terror's House of Horrors” (1965), another great horror anthology I highly recommend.
The story the bust represents was titled “Poetic Justice” and starred Peter Cushing as a poor widower who is hounded to his death by snobbish neighbors who don't approve of him or his life style. In grand Crypt fashion, the tale's “poetic
justice' is metered out in typically ghoulish revenge by Cushing's corpse