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15. Zombi 3 (1988)
The IMDB entry for Zombi 3 lists 3 directors: Lucio Fulci, Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei. Never a good sign. I haven’t seen the flick in awhile, but I remember it being a total cheesefest. The poster art, though, is awesome. A rise of flames surrounding a giant fist made of zombie faces and a screaming woman, with two eyes in the center staring at you. There are similarities to the Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and Elm Street 4: Dream Master posters but whatever… it’s still a cool poster.
14. Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)
The poster for this cult fave from ’84 works because it takes the image of the jolly old fat man, a children’s icon, and corrupts it. Santa coming down your chimney with an axe is sure to give kids nightmares.
13. A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985)
I always liked this original poster art for Freddy’s Revenge. (It bothers me that the new DVD releases don’t use it anymore). I dig the mirror-image/doppleganger scenario, with a touch of raven. Hell, I even like the movie.
12. I Spit On Your Grave (1978)
“This woman has just cut, chopped, broken, and burned five men beyond recognition…. but no jury in America would ever convict her!” This poster is exploitation all the way – it sells titillation and is certainly an attention grabber. Also known as Day of the Woman, the flick is tough to watch, but the poster’s mix of sex and violence kinda makes you want to check it out anyway.
11. A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
This poster adds a bit of fantasy, as our warrior heroes delicately balance themselves on top of Freddy’s blades, brandishing their weapons. The artwork was created by Matthew Joseph Peak, who did the art for all first five films in the franchise. It’s actually pretty damn good.
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