The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 x 2003)
Man, that original TCM poster is a classic. The poster for the new film on the other hand is very blah. I mean, it doesn’t even have a chainsaw in it!
Dark Water (2002 x 2005)
It’s to bad they dropped the creepy hallway of the original in favor of showcasing Jennifer Connelly. Nothing against Connelly, but when your movie’s premise revolves around “evil dripping water” you really have to make an effort in order to make the film seem scary.
The Fog (1980 x 2005)
Apparently the people making the poster for the new version of The Fog thought they were making a poster for The Mummy. Honest mistake, it happens.
The Grudge (2003 x 2004)
Similar, but I think the American version of the poster is slightly better produced and creepier.
Halloween (1978 x 2007)
There is still some time before the new Halloween opens, so maybe they will make another poster. Which would be good, because the current one sucks ass, especially when compared with the iconic original.
House of Wax (1953 x 2005)
Seeing that poster from 1953 advertising the 3D movie experience does put the current 3D craze into perspective doesn’t it?
The Amitvylle Horror (1979 – 2005)
It’s all about the scary house, but the 1975 poster is cheesy and over he top in that way so many things from the 1970’s are.
Black Christmas (1974 – 2006)
Yes, that is right, your skin may be on too tight. If that is the case go see a doctor to get it fixed.
Dawn of the Dead (1978 x 2004)
Sure, the new poster is much more well done than the old one. But you got to admit that the rising zombie sun was a pretty clever idea, right?
The Omen (1976 x 2006)
Apparently a cross shaped shadow is scarier than a dog shaped one nowadays. Also, red in the new black.
The Hitcher(1986 x 2007)
Isn’t it funny that the new, more polished poster, feels the need of adding scratches to make it look worn out? Ok, perhaps not quite funny, but at least amusing.
Pulse (2001 x 2006)
I have to admit that the new poster is really, really cool, even tough the old one might be more representative of the movie.
The Ring (1998 x 2002)
I like the new poster, it is creepy and sort of explains the name. But the Japanese one, with Sadako’s eye? That is the kind of image that keeps you awake at night. It is also very reminiscent of The Grudge poster (which came afterwards).
The Wicker Man (1973 x 2006)
The original Wicker Man was a low budget movie, so it’s understandable that is has a low budget poster. The new version has a much more polished one. And yet, the first film was a great horror film, and the second one is a piece of crap. May that be a lesson to us all.
When a Stranger Calls (1979 x 2006)
Phones with actual dials are out, cellphones are in. Also, the new poster makes the movie look a lot more horrifying and gory than it actually is. A lot.
Willard (1971 x 2003)
The new poster is better. After all Crispin Glover is a lot scarier than a simple rat. He really is.