Design: Hammer Movie Posters

Hammer  – a British film and TV production company started in 1936, with many stops and starts continues to make films to this day, (most recently The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe). It’s most successful period began with the release of 1957’s Curse of Frankenstein and continued into the early 1970’s. Taking the concept of the old horror film characters – Frankenstein, Darcula, The Mummy, tipping the stories completely sideways, adding a healthy dollop of heaving naked bosoms and bright saturated colors, Hammer had found their niche. The posters, for the most part, were just as lurid, almost always showing the monster and the frightened girl. Hammer delved into other genres as well for awhile, sci-fi, drama, Sherlock Holmes,  film noir – but they’re best known for their horror. As we’re just weeks away from Halloween, what better way to start the countdown than with this gorgeous artwork from some truly weird films.

The Curse of the Werewolf

The Curse of the Werewolf – British

The Curse of the Werewolf - French

The Curse of the Werewolf – French

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell - English

Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell – British

The Mummy - English

The Mummy – British

The Phantom of the Opera - British

The Phantom of the Opera – British

Scars of Dracula - Italian

Scars of Dracula – Italian

Vampire Lovers - Italian

Vampire Lovers – Italian

The Brides of Dracula - British

The Brides of Dracula – British

The Abominable Snowman

The Abominable Snowman – British

The Horror of Frankenstein - French

The Horror of Frankenstein – French

Frankenstein Created Woman - British

Frankenstein Created Woman – British

Evil of Frankenstein - French

Evil of Frankenstein – French

The Satanic Rites of Dracula - British

The Satanic Rites of Dracula – British

Brides of Dracula - French

Brides of Dracula – French

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The Mummies Shroud – French

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Posted on September 21, 2013, in Graphic Design and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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