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5 Great Alternate Horror Posters!!!

This list is directly inspired by a post I did a few months back that featured 11 Alternate Horror Posters from Thailand. As I was looking this over last night and enjoying the artwork once again, I thought, “well of course there’s a sh*tload more of these out there.” They don’t only have to be from Thailand. So this morning I did some digging and found a few more that I liked.

There’s something about an alternate poster for a movie you love, especially if it’s a one-sheet you’ve never seen before. It can give you a little extra boost, some new imagery that you already have a positive association with. A foreign poster can also be a cool window into how other cultures experience (and market) your favorite films.

The great thing about this is that you never run out of them. There’s tons of horror movies and even more countries to release them in. So, every once in a while, let’s check in and see what comes up. If you come across something to share, send it to, and if we use it we’ll credit you in the piece!

In the meantime, head inside to check out a gallery of foreign posters for The Thing, Return Of The Living Dead, A Nightmare On Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge, The Cabin In The Woods and Halloween. I particularly like how the Japanese Halloween poster at least as much English text in the image as the American one.



  • Zombie-Killa

    Cabin In The Woods is awesome, but that poster is one giant spoiler. And I LOVE the Halloween poster! Imagine that on a DVD or Blu-Ray cover! The other two look great also, but I have a “meh” feeling towards the The Thing.

  • K-Dogg

    Halloween is my fave horror flick of all time, and I WANT THAT POSTER !!!! Also love the Cabin in the Woods one too. WOW!!!

  • bambi_lives8980

    There are so many awesome foreign and alternate posters, you guys should do this more often, like 5 awesome alternate posters every month or something, that would be awesome.

    I love that ROTLD poster, almost as much as the American poster art. The Thing is awesome as well, I have that cover on a Japanese Laserdisc of The Thing that I got framed. Love it.

  • The-Hitchhiking-Ghost

    I have the Return of the Living Dead variant on my office wall. It’s a beaut, Clark.

  • Aaron Emery

    I love the one for ‘The Thing’ and (while spoilery, so is the Blu cover) the ‘Cabin in the Woods’ poster is pretty cool.

  • Darkness69

    Love “The Thing”! I saw “Cabin in the Woods” poster some time ago here – not bad!

  • Ravinus

    I want that Return of the Living Dead poster. The rest blow.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I really want that Halloween poster! 😀

  • ScarecrowX

    That’s actually the censored version of the ROTLD poster. The original has her without that clearly-added-later red under jacket on. Cool posters all round though.

  • MontagTheMagician

    I own this version of The Thing poster. I got it signed by John Carpenter recently.

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