Back in the day, horror movie posters could make or break whether you would put down your hard earned cash to watch a film. Trailers helped as well (more so nowadays), but if you saw a poster hanging in the theater lobby in the 80’s – you would most likely either be drawn to it or just walk right past it. So once in a while, I like to go back and find old horror movie posters that I love, even if the actual movie ended up being crap. Case in point: this poster for the 1982 slasher Alone In The Dark.
This poster realllllllly makes me want to watch a slasher movie. Maybe even go buy an axe too. Actually, I really miss the old school slasher films and would give my right nut to get some decent additions to the sub genre nowadays. That sounds extreme, I know, but that should tell you how much I love slashers. I also love this poster, even though it’s simple. And it reminds me of the original poster for Maniac, which only makes my love grow fonder.
As for the actual Alone In The Dark film, I wouldn’t get your hopes up if you haven’t seen it. Sorry to bring this post down. Sure it has big names like Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, and Martin Landau – but overall it’s nothing more than a tepid (albeit somewhat enjoyable) 80’s slasher movie about mental patients who escape a hospital. Yawwwwwn. You can watch it on Youtube if you’d like, but instead I would suggest gazing up at the poster again and drooling all over your keyboard. Just make sure to have a towel handy because drooling isn’t very attractive.