Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TERRIBLE POSTER TUESDAY

Gosh it feels so good to be back in the swing of things, and by swing of things...I mean have the ability to completely rip apart a horror movie poster. Happy Tuesday, Womanizers! In this week's edition of Terrible Poster Tuesday, we see a film that should have absolutely nothing wrong with it. The film is based on a story by the legendary Stephen King, Samuel L. Jackson & John Cusak star, and its another hotel tale from the same dude who brought us The Shining. You'd think we'd have a real bread winner on our hands right? Right? WRONG. To be honest, the poster is almost better than the movie, if that says anything about the film.

Let's start out with that key. Um what year are we in? Last I checked, hotels (even classy, ritzy, hilton-y ones) used key cards. I understand the hotel is super old and historic, but you decide to update every single room but decide that the 18th century locks are all the rage? Not so much. What I also don't get is that this hotel is willing to have a room that is "proven" haunted and people die and stuff...uh wouldn't you knock it down or something and make a memorial in its ashes? Apparently not. That key is ridiculous and I highly doubt the numbers really melt off like that. Way to try to look scary, FAIL.

Okay, so John Cusak's got a Karen Cooper face going on. Is this emo-shot's 101 or ? The only time that face is allowed is when you are contemplating putting a boom box above your head. Just saying. Also, Samuel L Jackson hasn't done a good bit of acting since Pulp Fiction, so why the hell was he cast and why is he on the cover?

Dear random blood stain that I'm not a fan of all over this poster, clean yourself up. You're not helping the cause, and you're making it harder to read the headlines.

Peace, Love, Brains,
~BJ-C

7 comment(s):

Mr. Fiendish said...

I'll have to agree with you, it's a terrible poster and a terrible movie. I wonder how much Sam Jackson got for his glorified cameo

B-Sol said...

So sad. Like you said, this movie had a lot of promise. I guess the poster was a hint to how bad it really was...

gord said...

While I don't mean to be a Samuel L Jackson apologist (I can't really say I'm a fan of his 'work', minus the aforementioned), he was pretty good in A Time to Kill which came out 2 years after Pulp Fiction.

Anyways, agree on your points about the shitty poster and disappointing film.

Ms Harker said...

Is it blood? It looks like rust! This movie was so disappointing, I love John Cusack and the story itself should have been shit scary!

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RayRay said...

I hate to be contrarian, but I thought this was a pretty good flick, crappy poster notwithstanding. But opinions are like flattulence: everyone has 'em and they all stink. And mine are no exception.

B-Sol said...

Yours more than most, actually.

Aleata Illusion(GoreGoreDancer) said...

Yeah,i'm gonna have to agree about the poster.But i thought the movie was pretty good.

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