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.