They Live (1988) – Assault on precinct 13 (1976)
This is a difficult one; as you can see the posters a practically the same, just mirrored and retouched. Other than that the movies are made by the same director; John Carpenter. I don’t know what happened here actually. The poster for Assault isn’t the original poster from 1976 and Invasion Los Angeles, the French title for They Live, has got other posters and isn’t widely known with this image. I wonder what the story is behind these images…
Halloween Camp (2003) – Halloween The Curse Of Michael Myers (1995)
Halloween Camp is a movie that’s also known under the name of Bloody Murder 2, the sequel to… Bloody Murder. That movie ripped of the entire Friday The 13th franchise including having a hockey mask wearing killer. In the sequel he gets a different mask which is now a mix between Michael Myers’ mask, and the Valentine Cupid mask. Apparently the designer of this movie decided to take the sleeve of Halloween VI and flip it…
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) – C.H.U.D. (1984)
When I was young I loved the poster for the Turtles. It has so much atmosphere. Much better than what the DVD cover looks like… It’s not so weird that these movies have similar posters as they both deal with creatures living in the sewers who are coming above ground, but it is pretty obvious that the more cooler looking Turtles poster is just a ripoff of C.H.U.D.
Underworld (2003) – Birds Of Prey (2002)
Birds of Prey was a TV show and this was the promotional poster. This is the first and only movie in this list that rips of a TV show. You would expect the other way around. It’s shameless how much the Underworld poster looks like the Birds of Prey poster and even more “frustrating” that everybody will probably say that the Birds Of Prey poster is a ripoff of Underworld… I did, before looking up the release dates.
The Hunted (2003) – Narc (2002)
When you look at Narc you won’t think for a minute that the photo was taken like that. You see immediately that this is a montage… Who wants to copy that? Well the guy who designed the poster for The Hunted did! See how Tommy Lee and Benicio are obviously not on one and the same photograph. But if that was the only comment than it wouldn’t be an obvious ripoff. Luckily the lazy designer also gave it much of the same color tones and the grunge feel. Too really make it a clear copy he even made the titles look alike.