What the hell happened to the good horror movie posters? They seem far and between now unfortunately, which is pretty depressing since they’re sometimes the best thing about a movie. Not the case with the cinematic gem I’m highlighting this time around on ‘Horror Movie Posters I Love‘ though. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the poster for the 1989 underrated slasher flick: I, Madman
I used to have this poster hanging on my closet door when I was 13 years old. True story. Now, I could honestly go on and on about my love for the actual movie, but I’m focusing on the poster here. It’s captures exactly what the film is about in it’s style and even has a couple cheesy 80’s taglines to round the awesomeness out. I’m always a sucker for a good hypodermic needle too. I, Madman is a fairly original horror gem if you haven’t seen it, and this poster does the movie tons of justice. Seek the movie out if you can my friends (you can find a cheap copy on Ebay), and until then just keep dazing up at that horror poster goodness.
I love a good pun. And something that I love even more than good puns are slimy green creatures with bad teeth that stick their heads up out of toilets. So, naturally it was a win-win situation for me when I first gazed upon the poster for Ghoulies back in 1985.
Take a good look at that beauty of a poster……because the actual movie is pretty awful so the poster is really all that we have going for us unfortunately. Yes, Ghoulies as a film is not good. But dammit if those involved with the marketing knocked it out of the park, because the poster and cover art for the VHS lured people into watching this crap. Sure, it’s an 80’s guilty pleasure to some and uncomfortable toilet paper to others – but you can’t deny the sheer genius of the tagline ‘They’ll Get You In The End!” along with the image of that green Ghoulie coming out of the crapper. Speaking of crap and crappers, they rode that toilet theme all the way to Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College. That’s right….they actually went to college.
I love a movie that knows where it belongs. And Adam Green definitely knows that his 2006 throwback slasher flick Hatchet (and the sequels for that matter) belongs in the 80’s. The only problem is that the original poster didn’t exactly have that true 80’s feel, but this one below done by artist Justin Osbourn sure as hell did.
Boing! Horror boner going on over here. TMI. Fright Rags put 250 of these beauties up for sale a while back and all were numbered and signed by Victor Crowley himself, Kane Hodder. This poster just screams 80’s and is everything that is right in the horror world. I read that Adam Green was so impressed as well that he would have used it to promote Hatchet during the release. Bad news is that I see none of these up on Ebay for sale. The good news is that you can just gaze at it here and get your fix.