Some European posters for American horror films stray so far from the movie’s premise that they seem to evoke whole new stories of their own.

Can you tell which movie each poster below is advertising? The answers are written below each image.

Poster 1:

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Translation: This is the poster for The Omen, via the Czech Republic. (And hey, that’s how Satan wrote his name in my yearbook too!)

Poster 2:

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Translation: Opcy (sadly, not Orgy) is what they call the Alien series in Poland. But I daresay this poster might be an illustration of someone’s acid flashback of the film rather than the film itself.

Poster 3:

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Translation: This is a poster for Christine, also designed in Poland, but you’d only know it by the name at the top. Unless that’s supposed to be the grill of a car, as imagined by H.R. Giger. In which case, the Polish Christine is a Christine I’d love to see.

 

Poster 4:

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Translation: This is the Spanish poster for The Shining (I’m pretty sure “resplandor” means “radiance,” giving it a slightly different spin). It’d also make one hell of a hipster tee shirt.

Poster 5:

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Translation: The Birds, Czech Republic style … and apparently in some alternate universe. Even after seeing Hitchcock’s name at the top, and verifying that “ptaci” is Czech for “birds,” it’s still hard to believe this art was ever inspired by that film.

More non-English film poster designs here and here.

 

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