The English-language posters for movies like A Clockwork Orange and Planet of the Apes may be seared into your brain, but they've got nothing on these often psychedelic French film posters.

The Mysterious Island, 1929

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King Kong, 1933

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It Came from Outer Space, 1953, printed in the early 1960s

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The Creature from the Black Lagoon, 1955

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Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956), designed by A. Poucel

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Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, 1956

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The Land Unknown, 1957

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Quatermass II: Enemy from Space, 1957

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House on Haunted Hill (1959)

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Eyes Without a Face, 1960

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The Curse of the Werewolf, 1961

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Dinosaurus!, 1961

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First Men in the Moon, 1964

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Superman Le Diabolique, 1967

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Planet of the Apes, 1968

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Beneath the Planet of the Apes, 1970

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The Clockwork Orange, 1971

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Sleeper, 1974

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Rollerball, 1975

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Futureworld, 1976

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Stalker, 1981, by Jean-Michael Folon

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