Horror Movie Posters: Giallo vs. Slasher

Horror Movie Posters

Have you ever tried to figure out what you were in for simply by staring at the movie poster?  I certainly have.  I’ve come to the conclusion that horror movie posters usually have a ‘tell’.  In other words, details about the poster alone will tell you what generic category the film falls into.  So with that thought in mind I began work on a new series: How To Judge A Movie By Its Poster.  So without further ado, I present Giallo vs. Slasher.  Please click the image for larger viewing.

Horror Movie Posters: Giallo vs. Slasher

Films Referenced – Giallo:

  • The Psychic (1977) – Full Review
  • The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
  • Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)
  • Blood and Black Lace (1964)
  • The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)
  • Suspiria (1977)

Films Referenced – Slasher:

  • Maniac (1980)
  • Stagefright (1987)
  • Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • The Burning (1981)
  • Hatchet (2006)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

2 thoughts on “Horror Movie Posters: Giallo vs. Slasher

  1. >Very cool idea, this could have a lot of potential.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for this series.  I love movie posters, particularly horror movie posters.


  2. Brady Partridge May 29, 2012 — 6:11 am

    That’s a handy dandy little guide to horror/giallo movie posters you have there. Well done.


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