movie posters VI - horror!
September 11th 2008 01:17
Thereís something about horror movie posters that tickles the hairs on my spine. Perhaps not quite as much as those exploitation movie posters, but still they provide me with a smile and maybe a dangerous glint in my eye.
Iíve picked posters from back in the day, nothing from the here and now. The donít use the same approach to graphic design these days, itís all bland as hell. Actually calling them ďbland as hellĒ is being thoughtful, more like ďbland as your grandmotherís teaĒ.
Iím not going to spend more paragraphs re-iterating the reasons why I gravitate toward cult classic graphic design, I just fucking love it (if you'll pardon my French); all those lurid colours and crazy fonts, the suggestive illustrations and wayward concepts, often with little to do with the actually movie (which is probably rubbish anyway).
So, bring on the 2-D flesh and blood! Let the artists heads roll! I want red ink in the aisles! And their bones crushed to make erasers!
Oooo! I feel like a little boy in the magic shop! So many deliciously macabre and darkly colourful delights here! I'm a vampire at heart (staked or not), so I do love the Vampire at Midnight and Dracula Has Risen From His Grave posters. The Deathmaster poster is fantastic though, as is Battle Beyond the Sun. And I have a crimson wet spot for Astro Zombies ... I can see that one on my bathroom wall. I've just noticed there's an animal/insect theme running through my selection. I'm a bit of an arachnophobe, so the posters for The Fly and Kingdom of the Spiders give me a heebie-jeebie perverse thrill! As does the poster for Great White, but I'm sure that one goes without saying!
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