‘Day of the Dead‘ was released in 1985 and was the third entry in the series by writer and director George A. Romero.
This time round, the film focuses on the dynamics between a group of soldiers, some scientists, and a few civilians who are holed-up in an underground bunker since the world above has been over-run by zombies.
Although not without its flaws, this is another Romero film that is rightly held up as a major influence on the zombie genre. It has some genuine moments of terror and it is probably one of the bleakest of Romero’s films with little hope being presented for humanity throughout. It also contains plenty of graphic gore that still manages to shock in this day and age.
The posters are also incredible for the release – as is common, the film was sometimes released under alternate titles, but the artwork for the theatrical posters was nothing short of striking in most cases.
‘Day of the Dead’ posters
This poster for ‘Day of the Dead‘ is probably our favorite, and it is certainly the most iconic. There is a total lack of gore and traditional horror in the design, but the semi-circles representing ‘night’ and the ‘dawn’ that went before ‘Day of the Dead’ are effective, and the relative emptiness and clean nature of the design adds an unsettling and alien feel to the poster.
This is another classic, playing more on the fear element and packing zombies together to give a true sense of the threat that the survivors face in the film.
This Japanese poster for ‘Day of the Dead‘ utilizes one of the most iconic scenes in the movie.
We have a special soft-spot for Thai posters for horror movies, and this theatrical poster for ‘Day of the Dead‘ gives us a lot of joy.
This is the Turkish theatrical poster of ‘Day of the Dead‘ that feels like a different film altogether, with none of the imagery or characters from the movie featured on the poster at all.