Movie Poster Monday

Hello and welcome back to Man vs Horror.  Today we have quite the unique matchup:  one is a hated sci-fi movie that is based on a beloved comic book, and the other is by far one of the creepiest films you will ever watch.  Ladies and gentlemen, let the battle begin:

Non-Horror

For this movie being complete garbage, this poster is pretty sweet.  The whole essence of the Judge Dredd comic book is a lonely, solitary, faceless man’s journey as he dishes out his brand of justice on the scum of Mega-City One.  That is one big reason why this movie failed:  it did not follow the source material.  Instead of a faceless man who dishes out justice, we see Stallone’s mug every minute as he screams some form of LAW!!!!!!!!  The poster does convey the message of the comic book as we see the faceless Dredd, with a sneer that could frighten the devil, watching over his precious city.  Let’s hope the reboot serves the comic book “justice.”  See what I did right there???????

Horror

WOW!  Not only does this film give you goosebumps, the poster is frightening.  I mean, come on, look at that chair!!!!!!  What’s it doing there?  Where’s the person who’s supposed to be sitting in it?  Maybe he’s here.  The poster has several elements:  the ghostly man in the corner, the creepy building up top, and that chair right dab in the middle of it all.  Even the font of the text is creepy.  And the tagline, “Fear Is A Place,” is the icing on the cake of this excellent poster.  If you haven’t seen this one yet, stop what you’re doing and watch it.  I guarantee it’ll be a great experience if you want a haunted house film that is pure character analysis.  (And what’s with the chair!?!?!?)

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