The Best Horror Movie Posters of the 1990s

Yes, the movie is great. But what about posters? better!

The 1990s was the decade that brought us grunge, Beanie Babies, pogue and macarena. But that's not all, as the '90s also gave us some of the most iconic horror movies of all time: Misery, The Blair Witch Project, The Sixth Sense, and more. Not only did we get a great movie, we got a great movie poster too! The '90s added a lot to the horror movie poster canon, and here are some of the best.

Candyman (1992)

Where would the horror genre be without the skeptics, who don't believe in myths and legends until they unleash hell on earth? In Bernard Rose's 1992 film, that rather real legend happens to be Candyman (Tony Todd), a murderous, shadowy figure with A hook that makes him appear when his name is said five times in the mirror. The poster captures elements of the film perfectly, with the moment a bee (inseparable from Candyman) crawling over the eyeball is instantly creepy, even before one realizes that the pupil of the eyeball is a silhouette of Candyman himself. ^A sprawling manor Massachusetts hosted a group of insomniacs who volunteered to study overnight. Any good study these days has variables, but paranormal activity related to a family's past is a pretty poor control variable. The posters for The Haunting make the manor look alive, a living character himself, with a searing stare and an eerie glow that looks like green, tousled hair.

The Haunting (1999)

Iconic poster for iconic film. It's deceptively simple, with a dead-headed hawkmoth growing from the mouth of protagonist Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), the calling card of Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). But if you look closely, there are some very interesting elements at play. There are light and dark, yin and yang, with light on the left and darkness on the right, suggesting the relationship between Starling and Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins). Other than that, it almost looks like two separate people face to face.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

"The worst thing a defense attorney can have is a conscience, like the one that made Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte) bury evidence that might mitigate his client Max's sentence Cardi (Robert De Niro) was found guilty of sexually assaulting and assaulting a 16-year-old girl. Now 14 years later, Cardi is out of prison and maybe—just maybe—has a bit of a temper for it, hunting down the lawyer and his family relentlessly. De Niro's eyes on the Cape Fear poster grab your attention and make this poster go above and beyond. The gaze is both unsettling and penetrating, hateful and sinister, capturing the character's entire essence.

Cape Fear (1991)

Setting: A dark, ominous textile factory next door to a cemetery with hordes of rats. Staff turnover is alarmingly high. Mind you, it's not because the worker resigned or was fired. More of it as a result of the lunch of the larger creatures under the factory. The poster seems to have nothing to do with the movie, really, but on the other hand it says everything about the movie. A lighted hard hat hints at working underground. The skull, as usual, connotes death. to be frank? A smiling one-eyed skeleton in a helmet with a light pointed right at you is awesome.

Graveyard Shift (1990)

Two things stand out Poster for Scream, the satirical horror film that puts horror in a new light. The first is the image of the girl in the background, a close-up that captures a moment that pops up in almost every horror film—the moment a character walks into a room and discovers another character's severed, bloody body. It was that moment when he woke up, his eyes widened, and his hand instinctively reached to his mouth to muffle the scream. The second thing that stands out is something you don't realize until you've seen the movie: actress Drew Barrymore has a bigger presence on the poster than the rest of the cast in the movie, which is a seemingly clever way of making it -- Spoiler alert from decades ago! - Her character's death in the opening credits is more impactful.

Scream (1996)

The poster for the horror-comedy Tremors neatly draws parallels to another film whose poster imagery has evoked an innate fear among most moviegoers: Jaws. So before entering the film, the public already has a general understanding of the content of the film. The invisible monster beneath the surface is ready Strike, giving the marketing team a huge advantage, and sunlight hinting at an understatement of the material.

Tremors (1990)

After the events of Evil Dead II, hero Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) and his Oldsmobile find themselves in 1300 AD, where he is captured and thrown into a pit with the Deadite. Faster than you can say "klaatu barada nikto," Ash slays the demon and escapes the pit, prompting the Wise One (Ian Abercrombie) to declare that he's the chosen one to retrieve the Necronomicon. It's a horror comedy of the highest order, and the poster reflects that, showing a bare-chested Campbell posing as a mythical warrior with a weapon in his hand (or, in fact, the weapon's hand) and a The Maiden in Distress his feet as he stands on his Olds ready to take on the Deadites. It parodies posters of Conan the Barbarian and other similar characters, exaggerated to the point of absurdity.

Army of Darkness (1992)

Director Peter Jackson's fourth feature film, the first of two on this list, is a horror, dark comedy, gore-filled film that begins with a bite of a Sumatran rat monkey and ends with a Sumatran rat monkey. rat monkey end Go bloody zombie killing in the hands of lawn mower. As crazy as Dead Alive sounds, the poster is instantly memorable: unique, slightly disturbing, and downright eerie, as it depicts both the living and the dead within.

Dead Alive (1992)

A group of seven film students stage an all-night horror flick in an old theater. No, six students. Fives? It's four years old now... The seemingly unhinged filmmaker Rayad Gates (Matt Fowles) is back fifteen years after killing his family on a theater stage, or at least it seems he came back. do not you know? The killer is also a master of disguise. Thus, the poster is a masked image of death, conveying the motives of the killer in full view.

Popcorn (1991)

Frank Bannister (Michael J. Fox) can see, hear and communicate with ghosts, so he befriends a few friends in the spirit world and lets them "own" a house, which he then shows up to They drive out. The ghosts have fun, and Bannister makes some money. But when a Grim Reaper-like spirit starts killing people, Bannister realizes he might be the only one stopping the murders. second peter jackson poster The films on this list are basic but creepy, and a malevolent spirit walking through the filmy curtain between life and death will still make you shudder.

The Frighteners (1996)

"There's a house on every block that grown-ups whisper and kids avoid when they cross the street", says the tagline for The Man Under the Staircase, which director Wes Craven is more than happy to show what's going on in these houses. The skull on the movie poster might grab your attention first, but it's the pitch-perfect tagline that really makes the difference.

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

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