Jay Shaw’s new poster for the horror comedy Cooties

Cooties poster

We may only be two weeks into the new year, but we find it hard to fathom Jay Shaw’s Cooties poster not making Deep Fried Movies’ list of 2014’s best horror ads.

Cooties features Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson and 30 Rock page Jack McBrayer battling a horde of gradeschoolers turned bonkers by a virus. It’s currently set for an October release.

The Best Horror Posters of 2013

#2. Grabbers (by Gary Pullin)

Unlike most genres, horror movies aren’t typically sold based on star power. Thus while the majority of wide releases now feature posters with the photoshopped mugs of movie stars, horror films – particularly those of the indie variety – remain freer to employ less literal advertising artwork.  Continue Reading ›

Behind the Scenes: Carrie (2013)

Carrie #6The website ScreenSlam has posted a trio of behind the scenes production videos of Kimberly Peirce’s “reimagining” of Carrie. Below are a few screen grabs from those videos offering a glimpse into how the film was made. They’re a bit fuzzy because the behind the scenes camera is handheld and therefore moving, but worth it to get a peek at some of the camera and lighting set-ups. (continue for more pics) Continue Reading ›

31 Days of Horror: The posters of Hammer

Hammer horror

Though Hammer was founded in the 1930s, the British studio didn’t find its niche until 1957’s The Curse of Frankenstein, which it followed by ransacking the rest of Universal’s classic monster movie catalogue for versions of Dracula, The Mummy and The Wolfman. But just like Universal’s original creature features, Hammer diluted the effectiveness of its monster “franchises” with endless sequels offering diminishing returns. (Continue reading) Continue Reading ›

31 Days of Horror: The posters of artist Mark Welser

Dawn of the Dead

Vibrant colors and silhouettes are the trademarks of the alternative posters of Erie, Pennsylvania artist Mark Welser. Below is a collection of Welser’s horror film designs. Check out more of Welser’s work here and buy a poster or post card while you’re at it. You can also keep up with Welser’s newest work by liking his Facebook page. (continue reading) Continue Reading ›

31 Days of Horror: The Posters of Wes Craven

The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left (1972)

Wes Craven began his career with a pair of sadistic 1970s shockers (The Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes) that explored the capability for violence of middle-class Americans placed under extreme duress. By the time Scream 4 was released nearly three decades later, Craven was best known for winking post-modern teen slasher pics. (continue reading) Continue Reading ›