Thursday, September 20, 2007

For Those About To Rot, We Salute You

With the undead storming the big screen yet again in the latest installment of the Resident Evil saga, I wanted to salute the Greatest Horror Movie Poster Of All Time, the iconic one-sheet for Lucio Fulci's Zombie (1979). While there's been many examples of strikingly designed horror posters over the course of the last however many years - the posters for Rosemary's Baby, Jaws, and Alien come immediately to mind - it's Zombie that holds all of the cards. If horror had its own currency, this would be the face (what's left of it) on the $1 dollar bill.

It's a poster that makes you feel more alive just by looking at it.


Phronk said...

The tag line "We are going to eat you!" is pretty awesome in its directness.

Jeff Allard said...

I agree! The fact that every aspect of this poster is so brutally blunt - from the tagline to the photo and even the title - is what makes it rule.

Will Errickson said...

You're on the money here. And honestly, I prefer Zombie to Dawn of the Dead, after re-watching both recently. Zombie vs. shark, come on!