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Friday, June 18, 2010

CineMarvellous! presents: All Time Favorite Movie Posters - part 1: Horror Movies

CineMarvellous! presents:
All Time Favorite Movie Posters
Part 1: Horror Movies

Here's the first entry in my ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE POSTERS list (I'm going to post the rest of it in the next couple of days), which is dedicated to one of the film genres I love the most - HORROR! Find below, in alphabetical order, 15 of the most creative, original and visually striking horror movie posters ever made. Each one of these posters made a certain impact on me from the very first moment I saw it. You can't find your favorite 'horror' poster on this list? Please, feel free to share yours, and, of course, to comment! ;)

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A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

"A bloody happy family portrait!"
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Black Sheep (2006)

"A film that is outrageously funny and ridiculous as its poster!"

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Captivity (2007)

"Horrible movie, horrific poster!"

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Dead Alive (1993)

"Wake the dead inside me!"

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Grace (2009)

"A definition of terrifying simplicity!"

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Identity (2003)

"So you think you know yourself? Think again!"

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Jaws (1975)


"Doesn't help much in overcoming your fear of
open water swimming.
Does it?"

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My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009)

"Bloody romantic! Literally!"

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Shaun of the Dead (2004)

"Being physically intimate with someone isn't
necessarily a pleasant experience"


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Shrooms (2007)

"Only if the movie was as creative and original as its poster..."

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Slither (2006)

"This image appears in my mind every time I enter my bathtub."

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The Descent (2005)

"Truly creepy and original art of female bodies!"

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The Happening (2008)

"It really made me want to know what's happening!
Well, it completely mislead me, because actually
there was nothing special happening."

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The Ruins (2008)

"A desperate fight for survival against the crazy nature."

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The Others (2001)

"Simple, yet darkly creepy and truly atmospheric!"

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13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some excellent choices! Dead Alive is such an out there movie, too. Most Jackson fans would be shocked. Heavenly Creatures would probably unnerve them as well.

Jaccstev said...

Horror is my beloved thing as well. And talking bout posters, Asian horrors are truly one of the best. Check this, this, this and this then tell me what you think.

DEZMOND said...

HEAVENLY CREATURES, which Alex mentions, was one of my favourite movies when I was a young teenager. A truly disturbing movie, which basically brought Kate Winslet to the world stage.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to your Movie Dirty Dozen on Monday!

Nebular said...

Alex, glad you liked most of the posters I chose for this top list;)

"Dead Alive" is a totally crazy gorefest! It was one of my favorite horror flicks when I was a kid and it's still now :)

Alex, I haven't forgotten about your Dirty Dozen Blogfest and I'll post my 12 ALL TIME FAVORITE FILMS tomorrow ;)

Nebular said...

Jaccsy, love the first poster and the Phobia ones! I agree they're one of the better, not sure if one of the best though.

Nebular said...

Dezz, I loved Heavenly Creatures, too. I've seen it twice ;) Now please back to the topic and share with us, if you have any favorite posters from this genre. :)

DEZMOND said...

well, I didn't comment on the above posters, because you know how I feel about horror movies using children in inappropriate ways.

But when it comes to horrors I guess THE CELL had some amazing posters, showing Jennifer Lopez in stunning costumes. It even inspired one of Madonnas greatest video BEDTIME STORIES (with the flying cubes with circular inset monitors).

Nebular said...

I know, Dezz, I know...

The Cell is undeniable visual splendor but its posters aren't that impressive. They had to use their imagination a bit more, just like Tarsem did with the movie ;)

DEZMOND said...

they had some great adds and promos for the movie, especially in the foreign magazines, but you can't see those on the Internet. I remember some of those adds for THE CELL in some Australian magazines I was buying very vividly. But when it comes to Tarsem's THE FALL, I admit that movie could've used some better posters or more diverse ones.

Nebular said...

The official poster was pretty awful. The had to pick one of those adds you talk about. This film definitely deserved a much better poster. I somehow liked "The Fall"'s poster... the colors were amazing and I liked the idea of using red flower for the lips and butterfly for the nose :)

DEZMOND said...

yes, the one you're talking about was amazing and very suggestive, but I haven't seen any others for THE FALL,and I wish they had posters for all the magical characters appearing in the movie - the warriors, the princesses...

Nebular said...

Haven't seen any others "Fall" posters either. Yes, the characters were magical. The movie... not that much.