When it comes to movies, the advertising poster is your porthole to what you can expect from the actual movie (or, what the studios want you to expect). One of the most popular genres is horror.

Horror seems to generates the most imaginative of posters. Have a look at the Saw posters, they are simple, but very creepy, certainly effective and they make you curious. Whereas the Cannibal Holocaust poster tells you exactly what you are going to get, gore, gore and lots of gore. Below you will see 29 amazing examples of the various types of horror movie posters.

Tales of Terror

Horror Movie Poster

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Day of the Dead

Horror Movie Poster

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Maniac

Horror Movie Poster

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Chopping Mall

Horror Movie Poster

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Beast of Blood

Horror Movie Poster

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Evil Dead

Horror Movie Poster

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30 Days of Night

Horror Movie Poster

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Dead Alive

Horror Movie Poster

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Dead Snow

Horror Movie Poster

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Saw III

Horror Movie Poster

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Apocalypse Now

Horror Movie Poster

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Cannibal Holocaust

Horror Movie Poster

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The Abandoned

Horror Movie Poster

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Friday the 13th

Horror Movie Poster

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Somethings Better Left Unseen

Horror Movie Poster

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The Howling

Horror Movie Poster

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Visceral

Horror Movie Poster

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Hostel

Horror Movie Poster

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Humpty Dumpty

Horror Movie Poster

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Alphabet Killer

Horror Movie Poster

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Flesh for Frankenstein

Horror Movie Poster

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Saw

Horror Movie Poster

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Snuff

Horror Movie Poster

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30 Days of Night (2)

Horror Movie Poster

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Happy Birthday To Me

Horror Movie Poster

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House of the Dead

Horror Movie Poster

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Skinwalkers

Horror Movie Poster

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Autopsy

Horror Movie Poster

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Nekromantic

Horror Movie Poster

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By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).