Posts Tagged ‘movie poster’
We’ve always been fascinated by classic horror movie poster art; the monsters, gore and sexy scream queens all captured in a tantalising image designed to lure unsuspecting filmgoers into their local cinema for an afternoon or evening of gruesome fun! Horror movie poster designs and styles vary widely around the world and the Classic Horror Campaign recently took a look at the wonderful world of Polish horror film posters.
Today we are sharing the beautiful and striking imagery from some of the best Japanese classic horror film posters for Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969), An American Werewolf In London (1981), Eyes Without a Face (1960), The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (1960), Frankenstein Created Woman (1967), The Evil Dead (1981), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Ghoul (1933) and The Giant Spider Invasion (1975)!
Contemporary Hollywood has tried its best to bury the glorious art of movie posters in recent years substituting stunning artwork for bland photo-shopped “floating heads” lacking colour, creativity and imagination. Classic Horror Campaign and our sister site Cyberschizoid have always celebrated classic movie posters and some of the most bizarre and intriguing come from Eastern Europe, in particular from Poland.
Polish artists have been creating their radical alternatives to the original Hollywood designs for decades and today we take a look at some of the most interesting variations on some classic horror film favourites including Hammer Films’ Quatermass Xperiment and The Reptile.
Don’t forget to pop over to the Cyberschizoid website for a look at Polish classic science-fiction movie posters.