Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Movie Posters with Skulls in them!

Just thought Id try something fun today and post a couple of posters that have used skulls on them in one way or another. Turns out, theres been a huge amount of them! Heres a couple of the coolest ones I could find, hope you find them fun. Remember: Death watches over us all!

Visiting Hours (1982)

The Supernaturals (1986)

The Screaming Skull (1958)

The Punisher (2004)

The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

The Descent (2005)

Squirm (1976)

Simon Says (2006)

Shrooms (2007)

The Legend of Hellhouse (1973)

Pathology (2008)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest (2006)

Inferno (1980)

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

Ghost Ship (2002)

Ghost Rider (2007)

From Beyond the Grave (1973)

Though Shalt Not Kill...Except (1985)

Laid to Rest (2009)

The Skull (1965) (DVD Cover)


Neil Fulwood said...

Good subject for a post, and a nice choice of images. The posters for 'The Descent', 'Shrooms' and 'Pathology' function brilliantly by suggesting skulls rather than explicitly showing them. In fact, 'Shrooms' and 'Pathology' have the dubious distinction of boasting posters that are more iconic than anything in the movies themselves!

Franco Macabro said...

Yeah, that happens a lot with movie posters, some of them (specially the horror movie posters) can sometimes be better then the movie they are promoting.

Example: Laid to Rest was the biggest piece of crap horror movie Id seen in a while, but that poster kicks all sorts of ass. Chrome Skull was a good idea for a character, visually, but the film failed to impress me, save for a few well executed gory kills, the film reeks.

My favorite of these skull poster will always be the one for Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn.

Professor Brian O'Blivion said...

Great post. Always dug the 'Visiting Hours' and 'Inferno' posters. I haven't seen 'Though Shalt Not Kill...Except' in ages, wonder if it's on DVD...

Franco Macabro said...

Yes, I think it is on dvd from the guys at Anchorbay, it could probably be out of print though..its selling for more then 60 dollars on Amazon if you buy it new.

Fritz "Doc" Freakenstein said...

My diminutive skeletal friend, Bill E. Bones, was jumping ugly on me to post a comment on, in his words, "The single best post on this blog, or any blog, that he has ever read"! Of the posters you posted, I never saw that version of The Decent, which is my favorite horror movie of the lot. The two super(?)hero films, Ghost Rider and The Punisher are two of the worst Marvel film adaptations ever! I agree with you, Francisco. The Evil Dead poster is a monsterpiece!

Franco Macabro said...

Hey Fritz, tell Bill E. Bones that Im doing a part II of this post today! I found a bunch more of these skull posters! It was fun searching for them!

Turns out theire were some pretty cool ones I had left out!

jeremythecritic said...

Great posters! 'Visiting Hours' and 'The Descent' are my favorites but I've never seen that 'Pathology' one before...really interesting.'Inferno' is a cool image also.

I Like Horror Movies said...

Ive always loved THE SCREAMING SKULL's cover, beautiful and classic! Hate THE DESCENT, it just became tired in that one, but SHROOMS did something unique with it that I liked as well

Kenner said...

That is fantastic.


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