Fright Night: Classic Movies (& Posters) for Halloween

Candy’s great. But once the kids pack it in for the night, take a moment to remember what Halloween is really all about: things that go bump, blah, boo, and ree! ree! ree! in the night.

So pop some corn, scrape together the last few fun-size Twixes, kill the lights, grab a spot on the couch next to the sultry stewardess or Medusa in your life, and pop in one of the horror classics below—chosen as much for their cinematic glory as for their eery and avant-garde poster designs.

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)—poster by Bill Gold

Children of the Damned (1963)

Christine (1985)—poster by Jakub Erol

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)—poster by Frankfurt Gips Balkind

Videodrome (1983)

The Beast Within (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

The Shining (1980)—poster by Saul Bass

Beetlejuice (1988)—poster by B.D. Fox Independent


Further Reading (and Watching): For a complete list of ‘The 50 Greatest Horror Movie Posters of All Time,’ visit We found their article via the website of poster artist Midnight Marauder—revisit his top-five horror flicks from last Halloween here.

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