We all know that the Harry Potter movies had a definite dark lean to them that wasn’t always shown in the movie posters. Digital artist Dylan Pierpont has taken it upon himself to take these images and put some true sense of terror into them with a scare factor that’s definitely more poignant than anything produced by the Potterverse. You can just imagine how many parents would have kept their kids from these movies if he’d been allowed to produce his Scary Potter designs prior to each film.
It might have gotten more adults though, if only because they look like straight up horror movies.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone looks positively ghastly. But what it does do is give the audience a rather good idea that Voldemort is not quite whole, and that the Sorcerer’s Stone might be what he needs to piece himself back together. The glow in his eyes from the stone gives him the look of a corpse whose life force is about to be reclaimed.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Something about this, probably the bloody hands and the assumed posture, is almost reminiscent of Carrie, but obviously with many notable differences. Ginny Weasely looks absolutely dreadful as the book obviously has her in its thrall already in this picture.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Everything about this poster is chilling from the Dementors to the skull to the deranged look in Sirius’ eyes. This movie was actually kind of terrifying for kids considering that it dealt with man that could turn into a big, black wolf at will and a man that turned into a werewolf by the light of the full moon.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
The flares going up in the background are a nice touch. They signal a cry for help that won’t come in this ruined wasteland that Voldemort has just been born into. The ruined tents, the thorny grounds, all of it lends a very sense of danger and urgency that give this picture its unique energy.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
There’s nothing but dread coming from this picture, as the presence of the Death Eaters below signify that it is a very dire scene and there is nothing good to come of this.
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
The rise of a Voldemort as Tom Riddle was an uncertain, tenuous thing that bore the watching of many eyes upon this young man who would be a wizard. His tutelage was uncertain at best, but his training would be the worst mistake made in the history of wizardry.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The dire implications of this picture suggest that nobody gets out alive, not even dark sorcerers that think themselves above all others. Or it could mean that the end of times is near for those pictured, as the darkness is creeping in yet again.
These posters definitely creepy but the artwork is intense and very impressive.