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10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 – The Dream Master (1988)
Another awesome piece of work from Peak, showing the ghost of Freddy rising up out of the ground in the auto-graveyard, giving the impression of a resurrection. Compare this one, also, to Zombi 3‘s poster and you can see the influence it had on that one. My review here.
9. Happy Birthday to Me
This interesting slasher from 1981 certainly grabs your attention, as it features an unfortunate victim being skewered with his own shish kabob. The tagline says “Six of the most bizarre murders you will ever see” and you believe it. I can’t remember if it held up to the promise – it’s been awhile. I do, however, remember the “twist” ending, which I thought was pretty dumb.
8. Eyeball (1975)
Also known as Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro, this little known Umberto Lenzi giallo is almost impossible to get (except for used VHS versions). The poster, though, of a hooded skeleton showing you the popped-out eye of a female viction is just groovy.
7. Poltergeist (1982)
The image of little Carol Anne touching the TV screen is iconic. A simple, but very effective image.
6. Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
This awesome poster wasn’t the final released version. This was actually an early teaser but they had to recall them because the city of New York complained about the use of the “I Love NY” logo. I, however, am fortunate enough to own one of these bad boys. As for the movie – it sucks.
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