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.