In the 1980s, painted movie ads were the norm in Thailand. These exquisitely creepy collages didn't just divulge important plot points to audiences... they were scarier than the movies themselves.


Like Ghana, Thailand is one of those nations where the painted movie poster was an art form unto itself. Here are some of the best Thai horror posters from the decade. They range from simply quirky to weapons-grade nightmare fuel. Don't gaze at these too long, lest your rods and cones atrophy in fright.

Evil Dead 2, via Bangkok 1080.



They Live

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[via When Is Evil Cool]


Friday the 13th

[via Uranium Cafe]

Jaws

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[via Bangkok 1080]



Jaws 2

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[via Bangkok 1080]



An American Werewolf In London

[via Uranium Cafe]



Company of Wolves

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[via Uranium Cafe]



Day of the Dead

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[via When Is Evil Cool]



Nightmare on Elm Street: Part 2

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[via When Is Evil Cool]

Cat People

[via Uranium Cafe]



From Beyond

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[via Uranium Cafe]



Evil Dead

[via Uranium Cafe]