Thai Horror Posters Part 1

Horror Posters From Thailand Horror Films

February 22 2010 Categorized Under: Horror History No Commented
Tags:

You gotta hand it to the people who create horror movie posters for Thailand consumption. Subtle, they are not. But they did what they were meant to do – get butts in seats! Best way to do that is to include a few money shots in the artwork, or at least fill the poster with so much action that you “gotta” see it. It’s like a movie trailer turned into a painting, basically.

Io9 recently did a post depicting 80s Thai horror posters – made for the American horror movies that were imported there. For example:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2


Evil Dead 2

Evil Dead 2


They Live

They Live




You can see a whole bunch more here.

Thailand is no stranger to horror – they put out some crazy stuff, like the Art of the Devil movies, for instance. They also put out great posters for their films. Here are a few Thai horror posters for you to chew on:

Alone

Alone (2007)

Alone (aka “Twin”) is a 2007 Thai horror film directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and Parkpoom Wongpoom, a duo whose debut film, Shutter, was a box-office smash in Thailand and other Asian countries.

Art of the Devil 2

Art of the Devil 2 (2005)

A sequel in name only to the hit 2004 film, Art of the Devil II still involves the usual black magic and nasty torture sequences.

Art of the Devil 3

Art of the Devil 3 (2008)

Art of the Devil 3 is actually a prequel to the second film. The poster above works on two levels – the horrific, and the erotic. The poster below emphasizes the kind of physical violation seen a lot in this genre – specifically, the eyes, which are probably the most effective.

Art of the Devil 3

Art of the Devil 3 (2008)

Meat Grinder (2009)

Meat Grinder (2009)

The Meat Grinder is a gory Thai horror flick about a woman named Boot who “discovers” a new noodle recipe. (Cue Charlton Heston- “Boot Noodles are made out of people!”)

Meat Grinder

Meat Grinder (2009)

Body (2007)

Body (2007)

Produced by the same people behind Shutter, Body #19 concerns ghosts, dismemberment, and multiple personality disorder. The poster, of course, gives away the “dismemberment” part.

Buppha Rahtree 3.1

Buppha Rahtree 3.1

Buppha Rahtree was a 2003 Thai horror/comedy that was somewhat an homage to The Exorcist. A girl named Buppah Rahtree, through a series of unfortunate events, ends up bleeding to death and haunting an apartment building full of weirdos. Hilarious, no doubt! There was a sequel made – - and then a third film, which was kind-of-a remake/reboot. They called it Buppha Rahtree 3.1 Rahtree Reborn. In the movie, a demon ghost girl inhabits the spirit of Buppah Rahtree. (As Wise Kawi says, “It’s a ghost inhabiting a ghost”.)

Buppha 3.2

Buppha 3.2 (2009)

Yep, Buppah Rahtree 3.2 is the “sequel” to 3.1 – but technically the 4th movie in the franchise.

Leave a Reply