The best horror-movie posters are the ones that catch the eye and make us want to see more. We've seen some terrific and terrifying horror movies this year, and some that have not lived up to expectations, but we've selected our top 10 posters.
We especially like posters with bold images that stand out, whether behind glass in a movie theater lobby or on the Internet. These are the ones that have lingered in the memory. What are your favorite posters from this year? Let us know in the comments section.
The poster is gorgeously classical, which conveys the idea that it's a traditional Western. It's not, but we love the look and feel of the poster.
Joe Dante's horror-comedy makes its premise known in the poster: a romantic couple and a young woman emerging from a grave.
A "Children at Play" sign gets a delightfully demented spin in a poster that teases a horror-comedy; note the head bouncing on a headless child's knee, the missing body parts and the severed arm in another child's hand.
From its first poster, the movie sought to establish itself as a gothic horror movie, helping to distinguish Guillermo del Toro's atmospheric thriller.
Riffing extensively on 1980s horror movies, this colorful poster places a spotlight on the often-kooky comic characters, while also hinting at the serial killer who haunts the piece.
A trip to South America turns tragic for young protestors in Eli Roth's horror movie, and the poster makes sure it's clear that something truly horrifying awaits.
One of several poster designs for the movie, this one takes a retro approach to the premise of a young woman stalked by a frightening supernatural creature. It's all in the eyes, but the angle at which the rearview mirror has been twisted also suggests this will not be a typical horror movie.
Minimalist in design, which draws attention in and of itself, the poster for Unfriended goes further by hinting at the plot in the search terms that are used.
M. Night Shyamalan's return to horror was sold on the idea of two young people visiting their grandparents, and the poster communicates that well, with three rules that sound very welcoming, yet also ominous.
Banshees hover above a house that stands alone, promising a spooky and isolated tale of horror, tied together with an apt tagline: "This house needs a family." Writer-director Ted Geoghegan delivered a movie that more than lived up to its poster.