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September 2nd, 2008 at 12:04 am

Fear(s) of the Dark Poster

Fear(s) of the Dark

“it’s your typical French animated … horror … anthology. In black & white.”

That’s how Scott Weinberg describes Fear(s) of the Dark over at Cinematical. Seems quite intriguing.

The poster, on the other hand, is kind of dull. It does look like a poster for a french animated horror anthology in black and white, but it’s the most boring non-remarkable version of a poster for that film. Way too much space used for the title, not enough showcasing the (supposedly) compelling imagery of the flick or the general premise.

This is a recurrent complaint of mine. Safe mainstream posters for film that are weird, different and that have very little chance of actually being interesting for a broader audience. Why not go out on a limb more?

Of course, sometimes we also get posters that try too hard to make the film seem different and special when something a little more polished and mainstream could have been just perfect. But nobody ever said this poster business was easy.


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    I wonder what’s up with the half-laurel for the festivals. Probably just a glitch with an EPS or something, but I’m surprised no one caught it before circulating the poster. If it’s done on purpose, that’s just weird.

    Philip J on September 10th, 2008

 

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