20 Reasons 80s Movie Posters Ruled

15. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Freddy, transitioning from dream world to real world. His blades arrive first.
Artist: Matthew Joseph Peak


14. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

“I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.”
“The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.”
Artist: Phillip Castle


13. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

The quintessential teenage male fantasy in one glorious heap. The stray flipper is a nice touch. The white background is a stroke of genius.


12. Blood Simple (1985)

Cowboy boots nuzzle red pumps. A gun and a purse, dropped in the heat of passion, cool on the scuffed hardwood. Put the scene at an angle. Now put it in a neon box.


11. The Quiet Earth (1985)

The Quiet Earth is a trippy B movie about a guy who literally breaks the universe. The poster is a terrific snapshot of the surreal, unsettling consequences.


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