Blood & Guts – Vampire and Zombie Movie Poster Inspiration




These inspirational movie poster articles seem to be doing pretty well here, so here we are again with another whopper, this time showcasing a great selection of over fifty Vampire and Zombie movie posters, ranging from the early 1930′s to the present day.

From just glancing at these posters you’ll notice how technology has changed over the years, producing various different styles and trends, both good and bad, as time has passed.

We love discussions here at SpyreStudios, especially about movie posters! So please do leave a comment letting us and the other readers know what your favorite poster is and why!

Vampire Movie Posters

In the selection of vampire movie posters, we have some classic movie posters such as Dracula (1931), Blood Bath (1966) and The Lost Boys (1987) to some modern day blockbuster hits such as Underworld (2003), Van Helsing (2004) and Twilight (2008).

One thing that is very easy to spot throughout the evolution of vampire movie posters from 1931 to 2010 is the development of designing in a grid (can be identified in the 1960′s and 70′s), allowing the viewers eyes to digest the poster in a shorter period of time and allowing them to focus on the focal points much easier.

1931 – Dracula ↓

1936 – Dracula’s Daughter ↓

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1945 – House of Dracula ↓

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1960 – Brides of Dracula ↓

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1964 – The Last Man on Earth ↓

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1966 – Blood Bath ↓

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1967 – The Fearless Vampire Killers ↓

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1970 – The Vampire Lovers ↓

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1973 – Queen of the Vampires ↓

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1983 – The Hunger ↓

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1985 – Fright Night ↓

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1986 – Vamp ↓

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1987 – The Lost Boys ↓

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1989 – Vampire’s Kiss ↓

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1990 – Rockula ↓

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1992 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer ↓

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1993 – Cronos ↓

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1995 – The Addiction ↓

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1996 – Bordello of Blood ↓

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1998 – Blade ↓

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2000 – Shadow of the Vampire ↓

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2001 – The Forsaken ↓

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2002 – Queen of the Damned ↓

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2003 – Underworld ↓

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2004 – Van Helsing ↓

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2007 – 30 Days of Night ↓

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2007 – I Am Legend ↓

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2008 – Twilight ↓

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2009 – Lesbian Vampire Killers ↓

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2010 – Daybreakers ↓

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Zombie Movie Posters

Zombie films have always been a big thing in the movie industry, and are only growing stronger with the likes of George A Romero’s Zombie films being remade and various other new plots and directors bursting onto the scene.

By browsing through the following posters, you’ll again notice the development of grid design, from how it was virtually non-existant in the 1930′s and 40′s, to how most movie poster designs are completely based on a grid since the 1970′s, and still are even in the modern 21 century world.

You’ll also notice the use of textured images in the more modern digital art is being used on a frequent basis to recreate an old, vintage and “scary” look, which we also see in some of the older posters being produced in a traditional way.

1936 – Revolt of the Zombies ↓

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1940 – The Ghost Breakers ↓

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1943 – I Walked With A Zombie ↓

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1945 – Zombies of Broadway ↓

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1964 – The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies ↓

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1968 – Night of the Living Dead ↓

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1969 – Astro Zombies ↓

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1972 – Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things ↓

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1973 – The Crazies ↓

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1978 – Dawn of the Dead ↓

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1980 – Doctor Butcher ↓

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1981 – The Evil Dead ↓

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1984 – Zombie Island Massacre ↓

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1985 – Day of the Dead ↓

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1986 – Night of the Creeps ↓

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1987 – I Was A Teenage Zombie ↓

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1990 – Night of the Living Dead ↓

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2002 – 28 Days Later ↓

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2003 – House of the Dead ↓

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2004 – Shaun of the Dead ↓

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2006 – Slither ↓

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2007 – REC ↓

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2008 – Diary of the Dead ↓

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2009 – Zombieland ↓

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source: IMP Awards

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Callum Chapman

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Callum Chapman is a self-employed designer, illustrator & blogger. View his work at Circlebox Creative. He is also the founder of Picmix Store, a store dedicated to limited edition prints, and The Inspiration Blog. Drop him a line on Twitter!

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