Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Oh the sweet sweet smell of Tuesday afternoons. Hello out there womanizers, it's that day you've been waiting for since last Wednesday. The day where regardless of how much of an asshole your boss is, how many classes your daughter is failing, or how many pancakes were NOT ready for you on the kitchen table this morning...you can have a whopping helping of wit and sarcasm to help get you through the day. This week I guess I'm on a bit of a Fido kick after doing the podcast with IDK my BFF B-Sol over on The Vault of Horror. We did discuss how this film doesn't get nearly as much showcase as it deserves and I blame all of it on this craptacular poster.

First, this looks like a bad art project. I can cut out newspaper clips and glue them on red construction paper too. Who in their right mind saw this atrocity and thought "this is going to be on walls all across America!"? Not only are there about 100 things written all over it, but the font is tiny! How do you expect me to read the Ten commandments when it's written for ants!?

Second, why is the tagline off center? It's really bothering me and it's not that big of a deal, but its a few pixel place off and it's driving me insane. Who picked the red color too? It looks like Day Old Drag Queen Red. It's not even blood red! I seriously think someone skimmed across a color wheel and said "meh, okay".

Don't even get me started on the black and white zombie. If George A. Friggen Romero makes a comment that your zombie movie has his favorite makeup for a zombie movie he didn't make....WHY WOULDN'T YOU SHOWCASE IT?! The makeup is BRILLIANT, the coloring is the very best part and you put the picture in black and white?! Are you HIGH?!

In conclusion, don't judge a film by its poster art...because Fido is the shit, and this poster is just...crap.

2 comment(s):

B-Sol said...

Yes, yes, and yes. This is the kind of poster that instantly shuts off your brain on a subconscious level and makes you not want to have anything to do with the movie being advertised. We like to think our minds aren't swayed by marketing in this way, but they are. This poster is terrible, as is the DVD cover.

Cins said...

The DVD cover is so much better. The poster is crack smoking retardation.

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