AI-Generated Classic Horror Movie Posters Are a Total Nightmare

The only thing better than horror movies is often their posters. Some of the greatest movie posters of all time belong to the horror genre. In these photoshop-reliant days, horror movie posters aren’t quite as memorable. But that doesn’t mean modern technology can’t be used to “plus up” some classic imagery.

a collage of AI horror film posters including nightmare of elm street, IT, and Scream movies

The folks at creative digital agency  Evoluted have used AI technology to transform some of the world’s most iconic horror posters. The results are often scarier than the original. These are very similar to the AI-generated movie posters for Star Wars and other classics we’ve seen in the past. You can check out some of our favorites below:


Along with Frankenstein, the release of Dracula in 1931 saw the dawn of the Universal Monsters, and Hollywood horror in general. The original Dracula horror movie poster featuring Bela Lugosi wasn’t all that scary. But this AI reinvention? It’s pretty much pure nightmare fuel.

Dracula AI generated poster.

Child’s Play

Yes, Chucky is creepy. But this AI-generated version of the infamous killer doll from Child’s Play is ten times creepier. Move over Annabelle, someone’s coming for your chair.

Child's Play AI generated poster

Friday the 13th

Although the original Friday the 13th did not have a hockey-masked killer, this AI-generated image features an updated version of that mask. We’ll just pretend they used AI to update Friday the 13th Part 3D, where Jason’s mask really first appeared. This mask would look very fetching on Jason Voorhees.

Friday the 13th AI generated poster

A Nightmare on Elm Street

What happens when you cross A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger with The Nightmare Before Christmas icon Jack Skellington? Well, it’s nightmarish. What else would it be?

Nightmare on Elm Street AI poster

Stephen King’s It

We’ve seen two versions of Pennywise from Stephen King’s It. The original Tim Curry TV version, and the modern big-screen version. But this one right here? Makes the other two look like Ronald McDonald and Krusty the Klown.

Pennywise from IT, in an AI generated poster

And there are more, including Hitchcock’s The Birds, The Silence of the Lambs, Jaws, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You can check those out in our gallery below.

Maybe next year, we’ll see some horror film posters of Michael Myers and Pinhead too. If anyone can make those guys scarier, then the monstrosity of AI probably can.

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