The Sick, Twisted, Disgusting, and Terrifying: Modern Horror Movie Posters

26 Oct

Horror movie posters serve a very similar purpose to movie trailers. They advertise the movie and provide a preview. They use the same tactic as well; they generate fear but they still leave a lot to the imagination.

With horror movies posters, poster designers make use of the movie’s most frightening images of the movies’s antagonist and they feature ghastly, often disgustingly graphic shots, of the afflicted protagonists to come up with spine chilling designs.

Compared to the classic horror movies posters like those we looked at in my Vintage Horror Movie Posters  post, these designs are extremely graphic, sick, twisted, disgusting and terrifying. They include everything from creepy kids to mangled bodies and haunting creatures. The images are burned into your memory and often are scarier than the actual movie.

However, it isn’t always easy to create a spine-chilling design, which looks both disgustingly cruel and spectacular at the same time. Like, blood smearing across the poster may make it look like a child’s finger painting. A great designer will be a master of arousing terror in our imaginations by making this ordinary blood look extraordinarily ghastly.

Here are some extraordinary poster designs. Happy almost Halloween, everyone!

Turistas Horror Movie Poster The Wicker Man Horror Movie Poster The Rite Horror Movie Poster The Ring 2 Horror Movie Poster The Return Horror Movie Poster The Invasion Horror Movie Poster The Grudge Horror Movie Poster The Eye Horror Movie Poster The Exorcism of Emily Rose Horror Movie Poster The Crazies Horror Movie Posters Texas Chainsaw Massacre Horror Movie Poster Slither Horror Movie Poster Silent Scream Horror Movie Poster Silent Hill Horror Movie Posters Shutter Horror Movie Poster Scream 4 Horror Movie PosterEvil Dead 2 Insidious Horror Movie PosterParanormal Activity 4 Horror Movie PosterSaw III Horror Movie Poster Prom Night Horror Movie Poster Pandorum Horror Movie Poster One Missed Call Horror Movie Poster Nightmare on Elm Street Horror Movie Poster Mama Horror Movie Poster Let Me In Horror Movie Poster Ju-On The Grudge Horror Movie Poster It Horror Movie Poster I Spit on Your Grave Horror Movie Poster Hellraiser Revelations Horror Movie Poster Halloween 2 Horror Movie Poster Gremlins Horror Movie Poster Dead Silence International Movie Poster Dead Silence International Movie Poster Captivity Horror Movie Poster Boogey Man Horror Movie Poster

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