Vintage Sci-Fi Movie Posters
Sexy vampires? Campy robots and many-tentacled monsters? Cold-war inspired radioactive creatures on the loose? What else can we say?


From space babes to bubble-headed aliens, Hollywood has been infatuated with science fiction since the very beginnings of the industry. Which of these classic films was your favorite?

Target Earth (1954)

A large city is ordered to be completely evacuated as an army of robots, believed to be from the planet Venus, move in for an attack. Left behind are Nora King and Frank Brooks, strangers until their chance meeting in the deserted streets. What will happen to them? You'll be paralyzed with fear!


Barbarella (1968)

Jane Fonda plays the sexiest queen of the galaxy ever, in this classic sci-fi film -- set in the 40th century. Despite flopping in the theaters, Barbarella became a cult hit, even inspiring the name of popular band Duran Duran. 

(Paramount Pictures)

Robot Monster (1953)

Incredible! Unbelievable! Told the untamed way! And in spine-tingling 3D!!

(Image Entertainment)

Star Wars (1977)

What can we say? The movie that brought us lightsabers, Jedi knights and The Force is now more than 30 years old -- clearly a vintage piece of science-fiction cinema itself.

(20th Century Fox)

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

Perhaps the most legendary movie of them all -- and often called the worst movie ever made. Directed by Ed Wood, the movie (and the director himself) were the subject of a biopic starring Johnny Depp.

(Distributors Corporation of America)

Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957)

In this sci-fi comedy, an alien is run over by teenage lovers. Yet his dead hand detaches itself, grows an eye and runs amok. Hilarity ensues!

(American International Pictures)

Galaxina (1980)

A Playboy playmate plays the eponymous voluptuous android, assigned to oversee the operations of an intergalactic Space Police cruiser captained by incompetent Cornelius Butt.

(Crown International Pictures)

Alien (1979)

The Polish release of the popular U.S. film Alien, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver, featured this mesmerizing movie poster -- oddly enough.

(20th Century Fox)

Children of the Damned (1964)

Even more eerie and unearthly than "Village of the Damned!" the move poster tells us. It certainly was.


Attack of the Crab Monster (1957)

In this Roger Corman classic, hydrogen bombs create a race of giant mutant land crabs that can communicate telepathically -- mankind's greatest fear!

(Allied Artists)

A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973)

Sexy vampires? Check. Surreal imagery? Check. Severed arms and bloodsucking females? Check. What else can we say?

(Image Entertainment)

Tobor the Great (1954)

Tobor -- the reverse of robot, of course -- is an alternate robot spaceman wth a psychic link to the scientist who built him. What a premise!

(Republic Pictures)

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Groundbreaking for its all-digital score, Forbidden Planet featured "Robby the Robot" -- the first movie robot with a personality. And it starred a dashing young Leslie Nielsen!


Astounding She Monster (1957)

A group of criminals who have kidnapped an heiress take over a geologist's home in a secluded forest for their hiding place. Then a UFO crashes nearby and out emerges an alien resembling a beautiful woman -- however, she's highly radioactive and can kill with her bare touch. Terror ensues!

(American International Pictures)

The Man From Planet X (1951)

An alien visitor arrives at an observatory on the moors of Scotland. An ostensibly friendly alien acts as an advance scout to lead his civilization from its dying planet, to Earth.

(United Artists)

The Green Slime (1968)

The moral of this one is easy: Beware of giant asteroids -- the origin of the green slime invaders from beyond the stars.


Amazing Colossal Man (1957)

Not even the U.S. Army can keep her away from the man she loved -- but only the U.S. Army can save her from the monster he became! Apparently, when a man becomes super-sized, he also loses his gut and gains amazing muscle tone.

(American International Pictures)

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Among the grandaddy of all monster movies, the Creature from the Black Lagoon stands apart for its early use of 3D tech.

(Universal Pictures)

Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes (1955)

Screaming terror! That may be overplaying things just a bit, in this tale of an alien space creature that can see through the minds of puny Earthlings.

(American Releasing Corporation)

Batman (1966)

For the first time in color! But hardly the last time, as weary modern movie goers will surely say.

(20th Century Fox)

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)

Tomatoes become sentient and revolt against humanity, in this cult classic film. Oh, the humanity!

(NAI Entertainment)

Vintage Sci-Fi Movie Posters

Sexy vampires? Campy robots and many-tentacled monsters? Cold-war inspired radioactive creatures on the loose? What else can we say?

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