“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.