My Top 20 Horror Movie Posters from the ’80s

10 Oct

Feeling inspired by IGN’s 25 Coolest Horror Movie Posters Ever and with Halloween just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share my top 20 posters (complete with cheesy strap-lines) from one of my favourite sub-genres: schlocky ’80s horror!

Starting with the best one…

Happy Birthday To Me

“John will never eat shish kebab again.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.H.U.D. 

“They’re not staying down there anymore”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Stuff

“Are you eating it… or is it eating you?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday the 13th

“They were warned… They are doomed… And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slugs

“They slime. They ooze. They kill!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Critters

“They eat so fast you won’t have time to scream”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fright Night

“If you love being scared, it’ll be the night of your life”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silent Night, Deadly Night

“You’ve made it through Halloween, now try and survive Christmas.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleepaway Camp

“…You won’t be coming home!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Christmas

“If this picture doesn’t make your skin crawl… it’s on TOO TIGHT.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopping Mall

“Where shopping costs you an arm and a leg!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night of the Creeps

“The good news is your date is here. The bad news is… he’s dead”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House

“Horror has found a new home”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terror Train

“The boys and girls from Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maniac

“I warned you not to go out tonight”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slumber Party Massacre

“Close your eyes for a second… and sleep forever”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gate

“Pray it’s not too late”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Fool’s day

“Guess who’s going to be the life of the party?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hell Night

“Pray for day”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Howling

“Imagine your worst fear a reality”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….with an honorable mention for:

The beautiful A Nightmare on Elm Street UK quad – how did I miss that one?!

“Sleep kills”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Responses to “My Top 20 Horror Movie Posters from the ’80s”

  1. The Halloween Kid October 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    They’re all fantastic… Great call on ‘The Stuff’!

  2. hendo October 12, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Slumber Party Massacre looks amazing. Check out the poster for Shocker as well, that was wicked. I think I still have the quad!

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