Horror Movie Poster Friday: “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

Last week, I did a write-up on Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist, which many people say scared them as a child. This week, I’m doing what I personally think is the scariest horror film. George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. I remember seeing this movie around three years old and being scared of the opening music right away. To this day, I haven’t seen a movie that has sent as big of a chill down my spine even from the first act. A must-see for any horror fan.

I’m breaking down some beautiful posters of a beautiful film. Let’s start with the official poster.

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I’ve always been in love with this poster. The green really constrasts with the black background and the (long) tagline is perfection. It’s the type of classic poster you would never see today.

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Art credit: Grzegorz Domaradzki
my personal favorite on this list. Breathtaking. The simple use of color is stunning and the drawings are perfect. I’m normally not a fan of fonts like this but it goes well with the image. I want to buy this and hang it on my wall immediately.

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Art credit: Timothy Pittides
I had never seen this poster before until I was gathering these images and I had to include it. It captures the feel of the film extremely well and the black and white immediately catches the eye. The moon skull is beautiful and I love the hands and drawing of Ben at the door.

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While I couldn’t find the artist who designed this poster, I have to say that it is absolutely gorgeous. So much attention to detail and I love that they kept the original font. If you know who designed this poster, leave a comment and let me know and I’ll credit them.

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Art credit: Killian Eng
Simple, to the point, and extremely scary. Another one that kept the original font which is a brilliant choice. The claustrophobic feel of this movie is captured perfectly in this piece: they’re always coming.

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This list wouldn’t be complete without this glorious foreign poster. While I’m not sure who designed this one either, I couldn’t leave it out. I’m a sucker for hand-painted posters.

Those are just a few of the many beautiful posters this film has. Truly a classic that will continue to make history. Check back next week where I’ll review even more stunning artwork.

–Noah Nicholas Nelson

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