‘Tis the spooky season! Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated on October 31 which has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain and the Christian holy day of All Saints. Halloween activities include trick-or-treat, costume parties, ghost tours, bonfires, visiting haunted attractions, pranks, telling scary stories, and of course, watching horror and thriller movies!
Are you going to binge watching movies this Halloween? Let’s take a look at 6 most successful Halloween movie posters ever to get some inspirations for your Halloween image design!
1. Hocus Pocus
Firstly, Hocus Pocus is a comedy horror cartoon in which 3 witches are the main characters. This film is the combination of the humor and creepiness and its poster really reflects this. The keynote of this poster is 3 witches flying whose faces are so ugly and frightening in front of a yellow big round moon. The color background is bright blue with some sparkling effects. Besides, the designer has used serif font for the name of the film and color it yellow which make it really outstanding in the design and also make the poster bright and harmonious in general.
The second poster is of Ghostbusters, a famous supernatural comedy film by American. In general, this poster seems so modern and impressive. 5 main characters who are heroes are arranged in the center of the design along with the illustration of a white ghost behind. All the character are standing aggressively as if they are about to go for a fight.
The opposition between the white color of the ghost and the dark background make the ghost really outstanding and catch everyone’s eyes at the first glance. Besides, the typeface used is a bold sans serif font which makes the film’s name so clear and highlighted.
3. The Addams Family
Thirdly, the Addams Family is a supernatural black comedy film. The poster of this famous film looks so simple but attractive at the same time. All the member in this poster looks like evils whose face looks so horrible and haunting. The poster’s color scheme is dark from the background to the costumes of all 7 movie characters. Its background looks like an old wall on which the film’s name is highlighted with a bold hand-drawn typeface.
4. Battle Royale
This poster looks so simple but creepy enough make people scared and curious at the same time. The main object in this poster is the photograph of a male and a female standing whose heads can not be seen in the poster. They are having an axe and a knife in their hand as if they will join a battle in the film. Against the dark grey background color is the movie title ‘Battle Royale’ set in stained red and bold typeface.
5. Death Note
Only two colors black and white are used in this poster but it is extremely obsessive and attractive to the viewers. On black background, the illustration of a man shouting with thing on his back look like porcupine’s quills bristling out is really impressive. The text on this poster is also in white and the designer chose a simple hand- drawn typeface to make it harmonious with the design overall.
The last one is the film poster of ‘Carrie’. It is designed simply with few elements but frightening enough to shock anyone at first glance. The color scheme of this poster is dark with the background filled with a face bleeding. Then the designer chose white color for the serif font type to highlight it on the dark background. Although it is a simple poster but people are so obsessed and curious to enjoy the film after seeing this.
These are 6 most successful Halloween film ever with impressive posters that you can take inspirations from. Have you spot any of your favorite Halloween movies above? If not, it’s time for Netflix and chill 🙂
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