Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Hammer Films Cover Art Contest

Amazon.com is holding an exclusive Icons of Horror: Hammer Films cover art voting contest. Click HERE to vote for your favorite piece of cover art by June 30, 2008. The winning artwork will be featured as the cover of the new Icons of Horror collection, entitled Hammer Films, which is now available for pre-order on DVD.

Titles in the collection include: The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll, Scream of Fear, and The Gorgon.
Thanks to The Eye for pointing out the contest.

10 comments:

Karswell said...

Though I do love a screaming Susan Strasberg I voted for option 2 (the middle one.) The design to me is strongest, simple mummy with girl, it's not all cluttered up with floating heads like Option 3. The title treatment is best on #2 as well, the font on the other two seems non-horror and more action oriented. I like the yellow / red colors best too.

Anonymous said...

i guess number 1 or 2 if i had to vote but appears number 3 is winning

why cant they just use the original poster art?

Chuck Wells said...

I opted for Option 2 and it was clearly in the lead.

Karswell said...

>why cant they just use the original poster art?

What? That old fashioned shit created by real artists? Surely a filter loaded and disgustingly oversaturated big head collage is much more appealing to todays idiot market. Come on!

Anonymous said...

HA HA!!!!!!!! DEFINITELY #2

Dr.Phibes said...

Karswell's fear of floating heads goes back to the opening scenes of House on Haunted Hill.

Eric said...

i'm glad no 2 is finally in the lead--

at least the last time i checked!

three cheers for The Gorgon!

Karswell said...

Yes! Looks like Option #2 has pulled ahead by almost 10% more than Option #3, which is easily the worst of the three designs. Option #1 is falling way behind, the crowd roars! Sea Biscuit in the home stretch...

Mr. Cavin said...

You know, I voted for number two also, mostly because I liked the yellow (and thought it would look nice on the shelf with the green House of Horror set).

But I deliberated for a while. It is certainly the most modern of the three designs, with its large and dynamically off-center image. People made disparaging remarks about the third choice, the collage of floating heads, and yet that one really seems most reminiscent of actual sixties B picture A sheets, at least in design. I agree the color and saturation are way off, too designey; and the post-modern over contrast is a little more in the spirit of newspaper paste ads, but still....

Anyway, this is a long comment considering the fact that I mostly agree with everyone. Only I thought I'd at least argue for the inclusion of the losers.

Maurizio Ercole said...

Good news for this DVD collection. The no. 2 maybe is the better one.