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Thank You

Heads off to everyone who entered the DIY Horror Movie Poster Contest; we had over 500 spooky, spectacular entries!

Congrats to all the winners, your posters are featured below and you will be notified via email with your prizes.

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Michael Coker


Michael Coker

“He has more than a mouth to devour his prey. Beware!
The dead are not really dead ‘cos we DIG ’em up

The head was captured, the clenched mouth was captured separately, cut out and multiplied on the face. The open teeth was illustrated from a stock image and added to the composition. Threshold adjustment was made to the final composition. The title and credit was added to complete the piece “

The Night Creature

Tiffany Garibsingh

This movie concept was based on the Trinidadian folklore tale of the La Diablesse, the devil woman who has eyes like burning coals and the face of a corpse, she roams the streets and charms the men she encounters, luring them into the forest where they are never seen again.

Little Piggies

Pontus Bjorkbacka

How about a remake of “The three little pigs”? Then I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down!


Daniel Ecoff

My design for a working title for DVD.

The Fork Awakens

Marc De Vinci

They are in every homes. They are rebelling against humans. Avert your eyes!

Let Me In

Steve Riley

Natural light using buildings lights only. Friend wearing some contacts and face paint on eyes.

Echo Valley

Scott Dale

A gunslinger looks over a mass grave that forms a skull.

From the Grave

Vidar Tevasvold Aune

A girl wakes up after her own funeral.

The Yokai

Julien Alles

Inspired by asian horror movies like “”The Grudge”” .
Just photo of a girl like in fear , in white teeshirt.
Just need few plugin , most i like to use “”FIBER”” to create “”old”” and “”scratch “” , like a trouble vision .

The Fever

Leonardo Verkoelen

Simple is still the best way to go.

Mirror in the Attic

Sascha Rossier

A Mirror, the Daughter of our Neighbours and a Jigsaw. See the BTS -in German, Google Traslate rocks 😉 Thanx 2 Phlearn 4 all the good Tips!

Focus Points

Tacio Tongco

That feeling when you shoot then blurred output.

Experiment 4.7.8

Tiffany Garibsingh

An ode to my love of cheesy creature features.


Daniel Ecoff

This is Key Art I designed and Photographed for an Indie film producer.

Salem Creek

Vidar Tevasvold Aune

Faith is fragile.

Staff Picks

Congrats to these entries the PHLEARN staff just couldn’t leave out!

The Dead Architect

Anna Chub

Movie Poster: The Dead Architect
Genre: Survival Horror/Thriller
Adobe Photoshop, author photo shoot and free stock images for additional element are used.

Story: He had everything: he was talented, had a favorite job, beautiful wife and son. And once again he decided to create a house of his dreams and live there with his family, but something had gone wrong… This House took away lives of his wife and son. He had gone mad and committed suicide. The rest is history. Since that his ghost has been living there and making traps for careless and curious fools and his house, his creation helps him to kill. To kill mercilessly!

Here’s Neary

Anthony Curran

This photo is of a colleague I work with who I think looks like Jack Nicholson and so was inspired to use him to star in my horror movie poster which like Nicholson in the Shining has a comedy aspect to the sheer terror of his character but my spin off loses the Shining aspect and has Mike starring as Nicholson. I took photos of black bin bags, white dust on black paper, used the Oil Medium Wet Flow 1 preset brush to create the ‘redrum’ text and a lot of dodge and burn and reduced noise to create the wax look. A broken piece of wood creates the aspect of him peering through a hole in a door. I have tried to intentionally catch the character of Nicholson in Mike and used bought brushes from Aaron Blaise website to add that touch of wispy hair on Mikes forehead. I know it isn’t scary but I think it captures a classic in a modern way using a lookalike. My Facebook name is my sons name (Aeson Edward Curran for privacy reasons)

Dia de los Muertos

Carlos Castro

Fish tank ornament (skull) In a black plexiglass. The texture behind was made with real smoke from a cigarrette inside the skull. In my country Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is one of the most important holidays in the year. We get to party with the dead.

Dia de los Muertos

Chris Knowles

I wanted to capture ‘Day of the dead’ in this poster. I had a very helpful model who was amazing despite having a fan blowing her hair and being chilled quite literally for the experience. If you look closely at her skin you’ll see the goose bumps. Note to self to bring a heater to my next shoot. The calligraphy was fun to produce to. All my own work apart from the hundreds of skulls that was from cgtextures. The model was face painted in photoshop and the roses and flames also added there. The circular patterns and calligraphy were created in Illustrator.

Her Shadow

Erin Dunnam

A horror movie poster about a girl and her creepy shadow.


Graeme Garton

A beautiful young lady goes into the bathroom and notices that there is a small hole in the mirror. When she leans in to look closer she finds herself trapped inside. Don’t let her out……


Igor Karpenko

The goal was to create a horror movie parody poster. DIY “strip” lights for edge lighting of Michael Jackson figurine are made out of cardboard tubes that were used to ship Rosco gels. I cut a 1-inch-wide rectangular hole in the tube, lined the back of the tube with household aluminum foil and mounted the tubes on top of up-facing Speedlights. Cheap costumes and makeup from a Halloween store – this is the first time we tried applying makeup. Took two days to wash it off – glad we didn’t use it on the kids.

Hammer Time

Isham Kharoubi

My entry for the horror photo contest. #HammerTime

The Nightmare Before Phlearn

Jericho Velbis

Welcome to an extraordinary world filled with magic and wonder. Open your mind and let yourself go to a place where everyday is Halloween. Jack Skeleton dreams of something different. Jericho Velbis Productions presents an enchanting story of two very special dreamers and how Phlearn brought them together. From the imagination of Jericho Velbis comes The Nightmare Before Phlearn. Coming in October to a theatre near you.


Joan Locubiche

Less is more

The Killer Kid

Leon Bar

Kids seams to be so peaceful, but this little boy isn’t.


Shelley Koon

Movie poster for the horror movie “Mother”


Wellington Teixeira

I just open a lot the original mouth of the subject with puppet warp, replace the teeth with some disgusting teeth, work with color correction and paint inside the mouth with black. Not a big deal.


Congrats to these PHLEARNERS and their spooky pets!

Dr. Dogville’s Cemetary

Debra Klecan

My dog Chama and I are challening ourselves to photograph a Halloween photo a day until October 31. This was one of our efforts.


Gabriella Muratori

Fiddling around with my new Macro Extension Tubes.

Goat Pond

J Welling

A movie that brings a whole new meaning to “whatever floats your goat”. Don’t mess with Uncle Billy!


Juraj Tekucina

Inspired by the movie Carrie, story by Stephen King, comes the horror story of my own dog, Tilly! The cold-blooded murderous dog who finds its victims in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

The Pet

Plamen Yankov

A little girl and her adorable and sweet pet.


Congrats to these humer-ous PHLEARNERS!

PSL Killer

Amanda Her

Who said basic can’t kill? Every fall all the basic people look forward to drinking their Pumpkin Spice Latte and getting all cozy by the fire place. What they don’t know that with every PSL they drink…they’re closer to their demise. So…remember…it’s better not to be basic.

Deady Bear

David Wylde

When a woman dies while working at a teddy bear manufacturing plant her remains are secretly disposed of by the companies CEO. He buries her in the basement hoping to cover up his negligence. Her spirit finds a teddy bear host to help her with her revenge. The woman’s teddy bear spirit travels from house to house seeking vengeance for her wrongful death and killing anyone who stands in her way.

Under the Phlearnace

Dustin Daniels

Halloween Movie Poster Contest! 🙂 2017

The Designer

Erik Brown

I don’t work for free / Horror Movie Poster

I See You

Gage Planka

A (photo manipulation) self-portrait of myself.

Deadly Hunt

Krisztina Szabo

Rise of the giant squirrels

Terror Kitty

Michael Harmon

Not Another Zombie Movie

Mike Haslam

An urban horror zombie film.


Richard Gamble

Just Because you can doesn’t mean you should.


Valentine Revas

When you do not feed the cat, the other side wakes up. He turns into a little devil and it’s better not to stand in his way if you do not have food.


Congrats to these gore-lovin’ PHLEARNERS!


Darek Kurczewski

A lot of fun with hallowen poster . New image by Photochopin.pl

Blood Bath

John Mitchell

Woman struggling to hold on as she is getting pulled into a bottomless tub by a supernatural monster. View is from above. – Created by Drumroll Studios


Keaton Punch

This gory self-portrait was taken in my bedroom and I used three LED lights from Walgreen’s to light the scene. I made my own fake blood out of corn syrup mixed with food coloring, and the chains were from my garage. I custom made the big title font and the logos at the bottom are owned by me!

Why Me

Nicolai Singer

My contest entry. Just me, DIY fake blood and some package tied. Shot with my LUMIX DMC GX80 and my Lumix 25mm f/1.7 asph. lens. Settings f/1.8, 1/200, ISO 100. Lighting with a single speedlight on 1/16 Power, a DIY Stripbox and an 5in1 reflector.


Congrats to these graphically-inclined PHLEARNERS!

Jack’o – In Seedy Town

Anthony Curran

Jack’o (full name Jack’o Lantern) lives in a small town called Seedy (as in what you find inside a pumpkin) near a huge farm in North America. Every Halloween he turns into a evil sadistic pumpkin due to a ‘seedy pumpkin fever’ that hit the town in the late 1980’s. He goes on a murder spree from 18.00 – 06.00 every Hallows Eve. Once Halloween is over Jack’o returns to his human form and has no memory of the night before.

All images are from Flickr Creative Commons.


Aron Somay

An alternate imagination about our world in the future, how could it evolve through time. In this world the social interaction are gone, and are completely replaced with virtual reality. The people are living their lifes in this virtual reality, they have the good life there, and even have children in the program. They try to ignore the enviroment around them, which slowly falling apart, day to day.


Jeffrey Aviles

I love the artwork and aesthetic of 80’s movie posters, so I decided to put myself in one. It is all hand drawn, it’s not a photograph.

The Circus

Mounir Salhi

A series of murders happen in a small town after a Circus show, only one young girl that was in the show she will find out that a laugh can cost you a life.

-poster created with Adobe Photoshop
-clown face created with Adobe Fuse

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest, we had a blast looking through all of your horror movie posters.

The skill and creativity of the PHLEARN community is incredible, thanks for making this contest a SPOOKY Success!

**Shields by Vectors Market from the Noun Project


  1. Sir, As i have learned alot from you so could you please make an overview video on adobe premiere like horror movie trailer.

  2. Loved to be Participating the horror movie poster content. You should showcase all entries in a another section that everyone can get further encourage from it. We are also excited to see our entries from PHLEARN galary although we are not selected of any category. Thank you

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