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Oct 31

10 Horror Posters…

…that are much better than the movies they represent.

 

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Attack of the Crab Monsters
Year: 1957
Country: USA

This is a very early Roger Corman film that has a funny premise of mutant giant crabs as monsters. It is not something you see everyday and it is one of the better films in this list, but the poster is just way more fun than the movie itself. At first sight it might look like a very standard and classy old poster, but if you look closer you can see three Ghostbusters looking fellas up in the left corner and the if you look at the eyes of the crab monster it looks like our dear crab has been smoking some good seaweed before grabbing the lovely girl who for some reason is holding on the a rope.

 

 

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Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things
Year: 1973
Country: USA

I know this one might catch some flack since this film do have a fanbase, but I never cared much for the early Bob Clark horror/comedy. The very well done poster do promise a lot of fun that the film is able to deliver.

 

 

 

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Conquest
Year: 1983
Country: Italy

Conquest is a sword and sorcery film by Lucio Fulci that looks weird since it was shot with a very soft-focus and is one of his poorer efforts. The poster gives the impression that it is some sort of sci-fi barbarian movie with a lot of stuff going on. It looks much better than the film and while I wouldn’t mind having the poster on my wall, I would prefer to not watch the movie again.

 

 

 

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Creepozoids
Year: 1987
Country: USA

This is a horror / sci-fi b-movie film from the late 80’s starring Linnea Quigley. It’s not very good at all, but the poster is awesome. You got this big demonic monster, skulls laying on the grown and these two hot ladies and a muscular guy trying to fight it off. It’s very fun and well made and is much better than the film.

 

 

 

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Dawn of the Mummy
Year: 1981
Country: USA

Here we got a gory mummy movie that feels like an italian movie but is both financed and shot by a crew that is mostly filled with americans, except the egyptian born director. The poster gives a very zombieish vibe and is awesome, the movie… not so much.

 

 

 

 

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Monster Shark
Year: 1984
Country: Italy

Monster Shark is a ridiculous, but enjoyable guilty pleasure by Lamberto Bava. The french poster however is quite enjoyable and it is actually one of the better underwater monster poster that I have seen so far.

 

 

 

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Parasite
Year: 1982
Country: USA

This early Charles Band movie starring Demi Moore had some good parts, but is for the most time a forgettable movie that is hindered by its low-budget. The poster is nasty and reeks of 80’s cheese and gore. It’s very Alien-inspired, and the monster looks a lot better on it than it does in the movie.

 

 

 

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Snuff
Year: 1976
Country: Argentina

Snuff is a very famous video nasty that caused quite an uproar when it was released. It is however a really crappy and terrible movie. The white poster with the red blood might seem very generic but I think it is nicely put together, stylish and well done. It would have worked great for a giallo movie. It’s much better done than this movie, that’s for sure.

 

 

 

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Toxic Zombies
Year: 1980
Country: USA

Toxic Zombies is a terrible amateurish no-budget movie. The poster however looks very professional and looks great if you ignore the silly tagline. This poster deserves to promote a much better movie than this crapfest and I feel sorry for those who will get the movie after being seduced by it.

 

 

 

 

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A Virgin Among The Living Dead
Year: 1973
Country: France

A Virgin Among The Living Dead is an awful and ridiculous zombie movie by cult legend Jess Franco. This original poster could easily be included in any top 10 poster lists. There are actually several great posters for this film, but the one I have chosen is colorful, gothic, exciting and beautiful. Basically everything the movie wasn’t.

1 comment

  1. Dave

    I definitely agree with most of these… except A Virgin Among the Living Dead. I think the poster is just an incredibly poor representation of the film’s content – it is an amazing poster though. Franco’s original (without the terrible extra scenes by Jean Rollin) is not a zombie film, hardly even a horror film, like the poster suggests.
    I also have a soft spot for Parasite and Conquest. Silly but fun flicks.

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