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

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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

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Saw III

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Apocalypse Now

Horror Movie Poster

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Cannibal Holocaust

Horror Movie Poster

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The Abandoned

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Friday the 13th

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Somethings Better Left Unseen

Horror Movie Poster

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The Howling

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Visceral

Horror Movie Poster

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Hostel

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Humpty Dumpty

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Alphabet Killer

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Flesh for Frankenstein

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Saw

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Snuff

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30 Days of Night (2)

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Happy Birthday To Me

Horror Movie Poster

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House of the Dead

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Skinwalkers

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Autopsy

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Nekromantic

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By Paul Andrew (Speckyboy and speckyboy@twitter).

  • http://www.moxiedisplays.com Mike

    When I was a kid I used to love looking at all the horror movie covers in the video rental store. I actually remember seeing a lot of the older ones…great list!

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  • zar

    NEKROMANTIK!

  • http://www.buyzombie.com BuyZombie

    Nice to see a few Zombie ones listed ;) Evil Dead has long had one of my favorite posters even though it tries for the horror side of the movie compared to how campy it ended up being. Maybe that’s part of the allure of it though?

  • douchebag

    this upsets me most are fucking aweosme but half arent fucking classic

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  • http://www.audiomind.us audiomind

    Your top viewing list as well I presume?

    :)

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  • http://blog.callumchapman.com Callum Chapman

    Lovely collection of horror movie posters, don’t know if they’re all classic though!

    Day of the Dead is an awesome film, but that poster is for the recent remake of the original film. The classic poster would be this: http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-d/day_of_the_dead_poster_01.jpg

  • http://www.shicksdesign.com/onlifeanddesign Sarah

    I love classic horror films. Poltergeist has to be one of my favorites. Probably the cheesiest one I own is a close tie between Children of the Corn and Cujo. Neat idea for a post!

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    Very nice article. I love SAW3

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  • http://www.jefffinley.org Jeff Finley

    Yeah some of these are pretty classic, and others are downright disgusting! Love it!

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  • http://www.justmovieposters.com Ilena

    I’m not a fan of horror films, still this is a great post. The posters you found were very imaginative. Some were even scary, as in not the kind of poster to look at after you’ve had a nightmare or when you first enter a room.

  • Z4D

    Visceral Rlz !
    Coming soon !

  • http://www.biz-development.com Biz

    Great posters. I like classic posters, especially horror movie posters.

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    wow.. very nice designs! specially this one “Alphabet Killer” web design. Nice one!

  • http://www.jeffhendricksondesign.com Jeff

    I grew up watching horror movies at very young age and sometime I wonder what my dad was thinking letting me watch such stuff. Seriously, it’s affected my entire life. Haha.

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  • http://bradcolbow.com Brad C

    Man I love some of the corny ones. Chopping Mall reminds me of the artwork used on old videogames from when I was a kid.

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  • http://www.evohosting.co.uk caitlin

    I love horror movies, so I love these posters. I love how they’re a little scary, a little creepy, and kind of cheesy! Thanks for this post!

  • http://www.dodge-wiki.com/wiki/Dodge_Avenger Avenger

    its kinda funny how the modern horror movie has become more comical than actually scary

  • Alice

    Sarah, Children Of The Corn isn’t cheesy, it’s very, very scary. I would put it above Poltergeist with regards to terrifying the s**t out of me!

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    It was like a trip down memory lane. I remember how I felt looking at some of these horror movie posters when I was a kid. The Abandoned and Humpty Dumpty were scary no doubt….but my vote goes to the Saw posters.

  • Sean

    Seriously? Seriously? There are a few great posters on here to be sure, but the overabundance of crap (2! for 30 Days of Night, 2! for Saw films, Skinwalkers, Alphabet Killer, and a bunch of other photoshopped crap that a 10 year old could compose) Are you a horror fan reminiscing or some tool looking through the latest “redbox” releases?

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  • http://www.bloodsprayer.com Joshua Huff

    Nice post. Love the Snuff poster.

    Anyone who like this post should check out the Horror Art section of The Blood Sprayer. It’s full of new and vintage poster collections from a number of different horror genres.

    http://www.bloodsprayer.com/art

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    From the list of film I love very much House of the Dead. I see alot of trailers and honestly alot of the time they suck. The trailer for Long Pigs does not suck. If the film is even half as entertaining as the trailer is we have a cult classic in the making.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjunior_propaganda/ @_JJunior

    great posters, I love horror films and trash!

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    At last! Someone who unedrstadns! Thanks for posting!

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