There’s something about cult films that begs for interpretation. Whether it’s their odd themes or quirky actors, cult movies are great fodder for artists’ imaginations. I think it’s because B movies, horror slapsticks and fantastical tales just get better over time – as we watch these films over and over, we pick up more imagery as we memorize the dialogue. A seemingly unimportant scene all of a sudden stands out on the 11th viewing.
It’s one thing to have old movie posters on your walls – they always invite a nostalgic conversation with visitors. But a reimagined movie poster is a different type of attention-getter. Now you have original art that captures one scene, a special character or a theme. And the best part is, reinterpreted film posters often blend in better in the dining room than a glaring official poster with its screaming fonts. To paraphrase The Dude in “The Big Lebowski,” an artist’s film poster could really tie the room together.
Here are 20 reimagined cult movie posters I would love to hang up in my home.
The Big Lebowski (Source: Ibraheem Youssef)
Cujo (Source: Extreme Canvas)
Heathers (Source: Chris Thornley)
A Clockwork Orange (Source: David Johnston & David Ellis)
Batman Returns (Source: Tom Whalen)
Reservoir Dogs (Source: Grischa Stanjek)
Labyrinth (Source: Travis Pitts)
The Birds (Source: Laz Marquez)
The Goonies (Source: Jerod Gibson)
Edward Scissorhands (Source: N.C. Winters)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Source: Brandon Schaefer)
Back to the Future (Source: Emma Butler)
The Evil Dead (Source: Olly Moss)
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (Source: Todd Slater)
Army of Darkness (Source: Tom Whalen)
Blue Velvet (Source: Will Thomas)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Source: Ken Taylor)
The Breakfast Club (Source: Dan Fritschie)
Machete (Source: David Choe)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (Source: )