Horror Movie Posters I Love: Blood Beach (1980)

I’ve always been a bit scared of going into the ocean and I guess I have Jaws to thank for most of that fear.  Truth be told though, I think I’m more scared of jellyfish.  But what about the sand????  What if something besides crabs lurked in the sand????  Newsflash in case you didn’t know, but in 1980 there was a movie called Blood Beach that explored that very thought.  It’s a ‘so crappy, so good’ type of movie, but boy oh boy – what a poster it had!


She’s really selling that ‘Oh my god I’m being swallowed into the sand!‘ expression, isn’t she?  Kudos on the Jaws-biting tagline btw.  This was at the beginning of the booming 80’s horror craze where basically anything went. Including killer sand apparently.  Gotta love it though, and I absolutely LOVE this poster!  It embodies everything that was great about 80’s horror movies and it definitely catches your eye for more than one reason.  That’s a pretty snazzy purple leopard-print bikini by the way.  Go seek out Blood Beach if you haven’t seen it (screen vets John Saxon and Burt Young are involved), and I apologize if I’ve given you Eremikophobia.  That’s the fear of sand – see, you learned something from this post.

Horror Movie Posters I Love: Dolls (1987)

God bless the 80’s.  And God bless 80’s horror movie posters.  In the past when I’ve done this feature, I’m usually more in love with the poster art than I am with the actual movie.  But this time, there’s equal love going around because it’s all about 1987’s underrated Stuart Gordon classic:  Dolls.


I’m not going to gush about the actual movie, which is finally getting a proper Blu-ray release from Scream Factory very soon by the way, but I am going to gush about that poster.  To me, all great horror posters have a great tagline.  And in this case, “They Walk, They Talk, They Kill” is simple, but very effective.  Now let’s talk about the creepy half-skeleton face doll that’s prominent on the print.  If you’ve seen the movie, then you know there’s an equally great sight gag with eyeballs involved.  And for the poster, it definitely grabs your attention and your eyes (obvious pun intended).  Great poster, great movie, and a great way to reminisce about 80’s horror!