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50 Greatest Mondo Posters

Dirty Harry (1971)

The Poster: A simplistic but effective interpretation of the classic cop thriller – which of course involved Clint Eastwood using a gun a fair bit.

Coolest Detail: The firearm, edged with the unmistakable profile of our man Eastwood.

The Burning (1981)

The Poster: A suitably gory homage to the classic ‘80s slasher, in which a horribly burned caretaker takes care of summer camp counsellors – by chopping them to pieces.

Coolest Detail: That river of blood. Pure slasher.

The Mummy (1932)

The Poster: Old school horror gets a brush-up.

Coolest Detail: Clearly it’s got to be The Mummy. If only this poster was in 3D…

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

The Poster: Star-spangled and ambient, taking the original Close Encounters poster and adding a little Mondo magic.

Coolest Detail: The juxtaposition of the starry night sky with the twinkly lights of the spaceship.

Blade II (2002)

The Poster: Guns-blazing, bat-screeching, blade-wielding masterpiece that perfectly captures the mad/bad world of our titular anti-hero.

Coolest Detail: The inclusion of that new breed of vamp, replete with extended mandibles – which still look like mangled lady bits.

Maniac Cop 2 (1980)

The Poster: Fiery and in-yer-face, just like William Lustig’s goretastic, out-there sequel. Yes, the one that stars horror ledge Bruce Campbell.

Coolest Detail: The skull shape formed by the flames.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)

The Poster: The cast of the comic book sequel strike chin-jutting poses in a pseudo-Gothic composition.

Coolest Detail: Hellboy’s smoking gun – though strange that his red right hand isn’t given more prominence.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

The Poster: Grimy cityscapes tussle with Shredder and his forces, as the Turtles – handily picked out in their characteristic green – go on battle control.

Coolest Detail: Shredder!

Alien (1979)

The Poster: A blush-green monochrome beauty that perfectly evokes the mood of Ridley Scott’s original, and gives us another look at that space jockey in advance of Prometheus .

Coolest Detail: Ripley is obviously the coolest, especially as she’s the only one with the smarts enough to survive.

Gremlins (1984)

The Poster: Those pesky gremlins jostle for space on the film’s poster – they obviously all think they’re the star of the picture. And they’d be right.

Coolest Detail: The gremlin who’s wearing old school red-green 3D glasses!