When it comes to great horror movie posters, we’re looking for those that not only make us shudder—but tell a story. And while Hollywood has treated us to more than a few graphic art duds, it also served up some nightmare-inducing works of art. Prepare to have your imaginations scarred.
Once upon a time, Roman Polanski made a demonic fairytale about a pregnant Manhattanite who gives birth to Satan’s spawn.
Master of horror Dario Argento choreographs a barre-raising, ballet horror showcasing a coven of witches—and pools of blood.
A trick and a treat, John Carpenter’s 1970s classic belongs to a homicidal killer who prefers carving up horny teenagers to oversize squashes.
Alice, Sweet Alice
Sibling rivalry causes one 12-year-old to hide behind a yellow slicker and a cherub mask then take a knife to her enemies. Or does it?
Hostel: Part II
A vacay abroad turns deadly for three American female college students in the second chapter of Eli Roth’s body hacking saga.
Steven Spielberg’s classic maritime thriller focuses on a great white man-eater who turns the beachgoers of a quaint island community his chum. Don’t go in the water.
A grieving couple seeks solace in a desolate cabin. Soon thereafter, they go to town on each other with a rusty pair of scissors in Lars von Trier’s experimental horror film.
True crime writer Ellison Oswalt and his family become the next victims of the very serial killer he’s researching for his latest book.
A med student plays God with deceased critters then moves on to subjects of a different nature.
For Dawn O’Keefe, a stranger in her own maturing body, puberty bites.
April Fool's Day
Privileged college kids head to a lakeside mansion to live and die in an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Easy to Kill.
The Evil Dead
Three things every Sam Raimi fan knows: Don’t go in the woods. Don’t go in the basement. And don’t f*ck with the Necronomicon.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Everything is messier in Texas when a cannibal gang releases its disfigured skin-draped ogre on a squad of teenagers in Tobe Hooper’s 1970s cult classic.
James Wan’s chilling debut about a maniac who plays a sick game with society’s sinners poses a grisly philosophical question: What would you saw off to live?
Perugia coeds head to a country villa to escape a campus killer who’s taking lives with a fancy scarf.
A Tale of Two Sisters
Scraped knees are nothing for a pair of Korean siblings who exit the mental hospital and enter their worst bloody nightmare.
Mom, we’re going to the mall to get our heads blown off by a trio of psychotic robotic security guards. Don’t wait up.
Floating heads, sinister felines, and supernatural scares … they’re what makes writer/director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s bonkers horror house a home—and a midnight movie classic.
Neil Marshall pits a crew of female spelunkers against a breed of slimy, albino cave dwellers in this claustrophobic horror.
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Only one thing can save Wes Craven’s sleep-deprived teens from the blistered, finger-bladed stalker who haunts your dreams: caffeine.
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