Tag lines are that cool, short sentence that appears on the movie poster or in the trailer. A few words, very tight. It defines the movie and entices us to see the film. The horror genre has been especially clever in their movie taglines. Here are the best horror movie taglines from the past five decades:
1 - The night He came home.
Halloween (1978) John Carpenter's masterpiece takes the cake.
2 - Sometimes dead is better. Pet Sematary. Stephen King wrote it, but Fred Gwynn says it best.
3 - What's eating you? Jeeper's Creepers (2001)
4 - They're here. Poltergeist ...and "They're Back" from the sequel.
5 - They won't stay dead. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
6 - "How did you die, Joseph...? Did you die in this house...? Why do you remain...?" The Changeling (1980) One of our Top 20 Ghost movies on Top2040.
7 - Whatever it is, it's deadly. It's Alive (1974)
8 - The boys and girls of Sigma Phi. Some will live. Some will die. Terror Train (1980)
9 - It is night. It is cold. It is coming. The Fog (1980) "What you can't see won't hurt you, it can kill you..." was the tagline for the Fog tv and radio promos.
10 - Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on Gas. Army of Darkness (1992)
11- They will suck you dry. Bats (1999)
12 - When you can't breathe, you can't scream. Anaconda
13 - They were warned... they are doomed... and on Friday the 13th nothing will save them. (1980) Friday the 13th original
14 - They couldn't leave dead enough alone. Pumpkinhead II (1994)
15 - They don't bother to knock. Night of the Creeps (1986)
16 - They're too old for games, but someone still wants to play. Prom Night
17 - Sleep all day, party all night... it's fun to be a vampire. The Lost Boys (1987)
18 - How do you kill something that can't possibly be alive? Christine (1983)
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19 - They wanted a son... He gave them a nightmare! Crawlspace (1972)
20 - Why are the boys dying to meet Melissa? Sweet 16 (1983) In case you hadn't guesses, Melissa is killing off her classmates.
Half-bone half-bandage and all blood-curdling horror! Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964)
Children shouldn't play with dead things. (tag line same as title).
Today the pond! Tomorrow the world! Frogs (1972)
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