Wednesday, June 8, 2016

An Ode to Pink Horror Posters

Don't get me wrong; I love a good creepy, gross, disturbing horror film poster as much as the next person. Horror posters adorn my entire house, and I love them - I wouldn't have them hanging over my couch if I didn't. But if I'm really honest, I sometimes find myself wishing they weren't all quite so... dark. I know, that's silly, right? They're dark movies, after all. But google "greatest horror movie posters" and 90% of what comes up is very monochromatic - a lot of blacks and grays, maybe with some dark green and, of course, red thrown in. There's nothing wrong with that, but today I'm publishing an ode to the brighter side of horror - the pink side, specifically.

I was originally inspired by this series of posters for Mickey Keating's latest, Darling:

I love how the pink notes carry through and link all the different versions together - and the effect is anything but cutesy. It got me jonesing for other such posters, and to my great delight I found that my beloved What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? once got a similar treatment:

If that first poster with the doll's head doesn't prove that a poster can be both pink and horrifying, I don't know what does. Oh hell, let's take a moment to appreciate a few more:

What are your favorite movie posters? Let me know in the comments, or send me a photo on Twitter!

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