The 1972 "The Dead Are Alive" poster.
A photographer on an archaeological expedition digging up Etruscan ruins in Italy begins to suspect that not all the Etruscans buried there are actually dead.
This little-known film from 72 by Armando Crispino is more of a mystery than a horror film; an Italian gallio. The mystery is whether the murders are being committed by a human or the living dead. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting to see any reanimated corpses, though. Again, a misleading title and poster. Were it not for suckers like me, the movie industry would not be a profitable one for producers. If they only lived up to the posters, how much more enjoyable the film-going experience would be! More than once I've come out of a theater or finished a video and wished I could sue the makers for false advertising. But, hey: we at least have some good posters to enjoy if not the movie itself.
You can find more info on the film on other sites if you are curious: such as here. I'm just sharing the cool, and very well done, skull-centric poster right now. However, I'm thinking the poster artist must have been influenced by the 1971 "Psycho" cover I've featured earlier on this blog. There's a little too much similarity for it to be a complete coincidence. Here's the mag cover again: