When I think of amazing horror posters, one of my go-to examples is always going to be the A Nightmare on Elm Street series and the artwork of Matthew Peak. His work on the first five films of that franchise is nothing short of majestic, proving that poster artwork can transcend clichés and elevate itself to high art.
While that may sound hyperbolic, I’m serious in my belief. Peak’s artwork is the kind of stuff that you’d hang on your wall, and it’d be more than just “another movie poster.” It’d be something to look at, marvel over, and appreciate for its technique and mastery of color. Plus, those posters have Freddy on them, so…
With five A Nightmare on Elm Street posters under his belt, Peak has turned to a different franchise, one that began six years prior: Halloween. That’s right… Matthew Peak has created his own take on the classic John Carpenter slasher, crafting a poster that exudes not only the atmosphere of the film but also the joy of the titular holiday. It’s dark and spooky, and the jack o’ lantern is delightfully orange.
Unfortunately, both variants, which were on sale through Bottleneck Gallery, have already sold out. However, they’re still worth taking a look at, which you can do below.