Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.
This go round finds Six Pix encountering Zombies!
Just a note before we begin our brief analysis: For brevity’s sake we’ve excluded Frankenstein and Mummy films as well as some other back-from-the-dead flicks (such as Re-Animator). We had to draw a line somewhere, however arbitrary it may seem. Those movies and others will undoubtedly appear in subsequent posts.
I’ll be honest here, I thought for sure I would be picking Romero’s Dawn of the Dead poster as winner; I truly love the colors and iconography. But I discovered some gems in my research that now have me thinking otherwise. The illustrated lighting on King of the Zombies is glorious. In their own ways both Astro-Zombies and Zombie leave nothing to the imagination, and, considering the subject matter, in both instances they are better off for it. And though Ed Wood’s cult classic is truly awful, the Plan 9 poster actually succeeds in almost every possible way. That said, the I Walked with a Zombie poster is magnificent! The choices of color and design are breathtaking.
Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)