Thai Horror Posters Part 1

Horror Posters From Thailand Horror Films

February 22 2010 Categorized Under: Horror History No Commented

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
Evil Dead 2
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 (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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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