Monday, May 14, 2012

10 Awesome Fake Criterion Covers!

It's become a bit of a widespread hobby amongst artists in the last few years to create 'Fake Criterion Covers', their renditions of what the cover arts of their favorite films might look like if they were released by The Criterion Collection, the classy home video distribution label that specializes in selling high class releases of "important classic and contemporary films".  Sometimes artists create covers for films that very likely could be released under the Criterion banner at some point down the road, other times they just have fun imagining what it'd be like if crappy flicks were given the Criterion treatment.
 
Tonight, we take a look at 10 awesome fake Criterion covers for horror films both exceptional and unremarkable, 99.99% of which were taken from the incredible blog Fake Criterions, which of course is all about posting different covers artists have whipped up and sent their way.  So please do check out that site when you're done looking at these, as they've got pages and pages full of more awesomeness.
 
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^ Coffin.  Vagina.  Brilliant. ^

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So, have any horror flicks actually ever been given the Criterion treatment?  While most of the ones that have are hard to classify as strictly horror, films such as Silence Of The Lambs, The Vanishing, Straw Dogs & Videodrome have seen release under the label!

2 comments:

Brett G. said...

A good bunch of great horror titles have been released by Criterion--Island of Lost Souls, Jigoku, Onibaba, Kuroneko, Kwaidan, Haxan, Carnival of Souls, Peeping Tom etc.

I really love those fake covers though, especially the one for Halloween 3.

Real Queen of Horror said...

Wow I had no idea there were fake ones floating around.