As the SCREAM 4 one-sheet has shown, there is still some ingenuity in mainstream horror poster design even if it is a little contrived. But if you want far more interesting perspectives of the horror genre you’ll have to find posters made for specialty screenings or posters that are just made for the love of the film.
In the world of film posters—self-made, fan made or otherwise—there are those directors whose filmography is a treasure trove of imagery and inspiration. Particularly the classic auteurs who have a style that is fun to abstract since their name alone adds context. It’s no surprise then that the work of Hitchcock is a favorite among artists and designers.
Besides being a co-badass for BAD I’m also the curator of the online gallery of film art at Reelizer.com. I haven’t mentioned it much around these parts, but after Devin checked it out he was kind enough to invite me to cross-post a selection of art from that site once a week as Reelizer Presents. So here we are with the first edition which I’ve decided to tie into the biggest awards show of the year: The Academy Awards®.