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Pandorum Poster

March 6th, 2009 at 9:36 pm » Comments (2)

There is certain liberty one gets when allowed to cater just to the core audience for a film that can lead to very interesting things. This Wondercom poster for Pandorum is an example. Unencumbered by the necessity of showing the star (Dennis Quaid) or telling the story to a unsuspecting audience it is allowed t [...]



Disgusting in Motion

March 5th, 2009 at 9:45 pm » Comments (1)

(See the continue reading link for the poster, because having it load on the front page was way too distracting) This “motion poster” was pretty effective when I saw it the first time. Caught me by surprise, grabbed my attention, and made me feel pretty disgusted. Pretty decent combo for a horror movie. And obviously [...]



The Last House on the Left Poster

February 10th, 2009 at 8:08 pm » Comments (0)

Well, this is about the most boring, most literal poster they could have cooked up for this movie. A scary house on a hill. Yeah, we had never seen anything like that before. Now, compare it to the grindhouse goodness of the original: Now, I didn’t actually expect them to go with something like this. [...]



Jason is back. Again.

January 23rd, 2009 at 9:31 pm » Comments (5)

I have to grudgingly admit that I like the poster campaign for the new Friday the 13th. Sure, it is very heavy on nostalgia. Instead of trying to create something new that was specific to this movie they settled for using images and concepts that the earlier films made famous, only more polished and thus [...]



Dead Snow Posters

January 15th, 2009 at 9:47 pm » Comments (3)

“This Spring, even the snow is dead.” Dead Snow comes, of course, from Norway, where historically snow has played a large role on Nazi Zombie movies. However the above, recently released poster is not the Norwegian original. These are the Norwegian originals: Quite a striking difference isn’t it? The international poster is gory, but rather [...]



Lists From Other People

December 18th, 2008 at 8:03 pm » Comments (1)

100 Illustrated Horror Film Posters: Part 1, and Part 2. Some truly stunning, every one of them worth at least a quick look. I’m especially fond of this type of poster. When I was young they fascinated me and got my imagination going like few other things. As I got older and got to see [...]



Final Poster for My Bloody Valentine 3D

December 9th, 2008 at 9:29 pm » Comments (3)

I guess the idea of this poster is to draw attention to the 3D effect but still produce a creepy poster that feels like the poster for a serious horror movie. I like the idea, but I’m not sure the execution works all that well. The 3D aspect is much more muted than it was [...]



It Goes Around, It Comes Around

October 28th, 2008 at 9:09 pm » Comments (4)

Ok, am I going crazy? Are we suddenly back in the 80′s? I mean, a poster for a 3D horror movie featuring the killer’s weapon bursting through the screen? Really? Sure, the production values are now much better. But the cheese is still equally (or even more) strong. Not that I’m not tickled by it, [...]



Still Shiny

October 8th, 2008 at 10:00 pm » Comments (0)

Kurt from RowThree was nice enough to point me over to this poster made by artist Jeff Kleinsmith for a special Alamo Drafthouse screening. If you are quick you can also buy it from MondoTees. Normal posters have to sell to you a movie you have never seen, often without showing too much so as [...]



Authenticity is Overrated

October 7th, 2008 at 9:58 pm » Comments (2)

This poster might very well not be an official poster, but is that reason enought not to post it? I say no. A half angel, half demon statue might be an overly literal visual representation of a movie called Angels & Demons, but you know what? I don’t really care. It works. And the background [...]



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