20 Reasons 80s Movie Posters Ruled

10. Friday the 13th (1980)

Camp Crystal Lake is inside Jason. Jason is Camp Crystal Lake.
Artist: Alex Ebel


9. Blade Runner (1982)

John Alvin (Young Frankenstein, E.T., The Color Purple), one of the greats, does justice to the film that invented cyberpunk and tech-noir.


8. Escape from New York (1981)

Another big angle, this one attached to a looming, mangled Manhattan. So what if the head of the Statue of Liberty doesn’t actually show up in the movie? It works.
Artist: Barry E. Jackson


7. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Dark, impressionistic art from the days when Disney took risks.
Artist: David Grove


6. Brazil (1985)

In the words of George Orwell’s Winston Smith, “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.” Until they take that away too.


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