Metropolis and 5 more classic sci-fi films stunningly reimagined

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Dec 16, 2012, 12:07 PM EST

We dig killer movie posters, so we're always happy when another artist emerges with more great new visions of sci-fi classics. This time the artist is David O'Daniel, and the posters are metallic, eerie and just plain awesome.

O'Daniel, who silk-screens posters by hand for the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, just released a new bunch of designs. He tackles everything from lesser-known indie films to classics everyone has seen, but every film gets a unique treatment. Colors seem to be placed in layers and then ripped away, revealing more colors underneath. Elaborate snakeskin, fan and flower patterns fill the background while human shapes come floating up to the foreground. The designs are complex and very impressive, but they're also just plain badass.

Take O'Daniel's seriously creepy poster for The Exorcist, featuring a little girl on a swing with a serpent's tail where her legs should be. Continuing the serpent motif, O'Daniel's poster for The Shining includes a typewriter-headed man, a raven and a snake all coming together. The new batch of posters also includes Roman Polanski's horror film Repulsion, the Fritz Lang silent classic Metropolis and Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (featuring an awesome demon design).

Best of all, you can buy all of these at O'Daniel's website. And while you're there, check out his past designs for flicks like King Kong, Evil Dead and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

(via Collider)