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Polish Horror Movie Posters by Jakub Erol

Duch means "Spirit" in Polish

Jakub Erol is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer who started creating Polish-language movie posters in 1966. While the focus of his work was always on Polish film, he often created posters for films from America and other countries. He was quite prolific, often creating 20-30 posters each year, up until 1992, when he seems to have stopped altogether.

Alien (1979) - obcy means "foreign" in Polish.

Christine (1983)

The rest of these posters by Erol aren't for horror films, but you might think they were, judging by the imagery alone.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

The Terminator (1984) - Elektroniczny Morderca translates as "Electronic Murderer" in Polish. That is an amazing title (and a good band name).

Trojkat Bermudzki (The Bermuda Triangle) 1988

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)

I've been using the Poltergeist poster as my browser wallpaper for the last few weeks. I think it would make an awesome t-shirt!

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Comments

Those are incredible. The one for Alien is terrifying! They remind me of paperback book cover illustrations that I would see when snooping around my parent's friends' bookshelves when I was a kid. Everything would be fine, and then I'd discover a nightmare-inducing image on a horror book. I could never look away, either. Later, the image would appear unbidden in my mind's eye when I lay in bed, trying vainly to sleep.

Explains a lot, I guess!