I just wanted to take a quick moment to draw attention to three films opening in the month of February that have very similar imagery for their advertising campaign. I know this is something I’d normally bring up during my year-end look at various horror movie posters, but I couldn’t help myself. One one-sheet is for a possession film, another is for an alien thriller and the other is a film about a haunting. Yet they’re unified by the contortion of the human body.
See what I mean?
Now we’ve got a dance party…or some twisted yoga session in hell. Granted, it was The Last Exorcism that first caught everyone’s eye with its portrait of a young woman bending over backward, so the poster for its sequel can get away with ripping it off again. Still, I think it’s officially time to retire this type of image.