Tuesday, September 6, 2011

TERRIBLE POSTER TUESDAY: FRIGHT NIGHT (2011)

Don't adjust your monitors, you are seeing perfectly fine.  This is another edition of Day of the Woman's beloved TERRIBLE POSTER TUESDAY!!  I haven't done a TPT in a long while, moreso because I haven't had the time to really dig deep and find a poster shiteous enough for a bashing.  I've been holding off on this one for a while because I didn't want to hop on the OMG REMAKES SUCK!!!!1!!ONEONE!!!1! bandwagon.  HOWEVER, I think that enough time has passed as to where I can deliver a famous BJ-C style rant about the poster that bastardized a film I love so dearly.

First of all, you can't have Fright Night without the vampire teeth behind the house.  I'm just going to say that now.  That image is so ridiculously iconic, that it needs to have been there.  If they weren't going to try to replicate that poster, they should have created one that was nowhere NEAR similar to the original.  This one has a face in the background in front of some houses.  Modern twist, yes, but a little too far from the original.  They should have gone for something completely different, because now they've put us in a position where it's next to impossible NOT to compare it to the original one.  It's too similar not to be compared, but too different to be appreciated.

Second, CAN WE PLEASE STOP WITH THE RED CULLEN EYE CONTACTS.  Holy mother of Lovecraft, I'm so tired of films playing with the red/gold contact obsession of the Twatlight franchise and slapping them on everything vampire that has come since.  Just because you throw a pair of contacts and some fangs on a person, does NOT make them a vampire.  With that in mind, if you're going to throw contacts on someone, at least take the promotional picture with the contacts in instead of photoshopping the color onto his eyes.   While you're at it, get rid of the shine off of his face. It looks as if Jerry Dandridge 2.0 has been wearing far too much makeup to make him look pale. 

I'm not even going to touch on the sunrise neighborhood.  It's too easy. The houses are on repeat.  Enough said.

I'll finish off this rant by whining about posters the way I always do.  This is just another prime example of how art is slowly dying.  There are beautiful posters that will forever remain in memories and books rather than on billboards because we're too obsessed with cranking out over shopped works of garbage.  Le Sigh. Can someone please redeem themselves soon?

4 comment(s):

LDP said...

I saw someone point out online that this poster is just a poorly done rip-off of the No Country for Old Men poster. They are so right.

Kev D. said...

If you took away the guy with the axe, this poster could easily have been for a softcore porno.

Incidentally, most softcore porn is probably better than this remake.

LJ said...

I also thought this poster was stupid as hell. Hell, Charley doesn't even have a damned hatchet anywhere in this movie. He's got a halberd at one point, but he is sans hatchet throughout the movie.

patrik stash said...

as the credits rolled i asked my girlfriend what she thought of this movie,she said"y'know im a biiiigg david tennant fan,but there wasnt enough david tennant in it,and it was a bit crap"
the last part echoes my own opinion of both poster and movie.

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