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Oct 17, 2010

I can't decide...

...and therefore I need your help. I just came across this poster for Evil Dead 2 and I can't make up my mind if it's the best thing ever or the worst thing ever. The woman in the corner makes it tricky. Can you make up your mind?



18 comments:

Jayson said...

Stallone was in Evil Dead 2?

iasa said...

I think it is a horrible poster, but it would make the most awesome beach towel evah!

Kev Weldon said...

I think we've all thought at some point in time and can all agree that the only thing that could have made Evil Dead II better would be if Ash wore beef jerky pants. Whoever made this poster actually did something about it.

They are the best of us all.

Bravo.

Pokemon Postmon said...

Have to agree with Jayson, it looks more like Sly than Bruce. That said, imagining Stallone in the role of Ash is giving me goosebumps of excitment! What a remake that could be!?

Andreas said...

Best ever! This is one of the Ghanaian posters collected in the book Extreme Canvas, which everyone should read. As I recall, they had a similarly baffling poster for Child's Play as well.

Stacie Ponder said...

Beef jerky pants FTW!

B.E. Earl said...

It looks like it was painted on a set of sheets. I want those sheets.

Win.

Thomas Duke said...

I think it's the greatest artistic achievement a 14-year-old heavy metal stoner could aspire to, so I have to vote yes. You need to encourage young people in these troubled times.

I was thinking of buying some beef jerky pants (I like to be as tasty and stylish as possible), but I'm a little worried. If you wash a pair of beef jerky pants, won't they rehydrate and become beef pants? I think regular beef pants might be a bit uncomfortable, and could also turn off the ladies.

Tim Butler said...

This some of Napoleon Dynamite's best work yet.

stonerphonic said...

i must admit to having a number of Ghanaian posters posters in my collection (if you get a chance to hunt down the "i hate my village" poster do it) but the ED2 one just plain sucks.

Chicken Wire, the Harbinger of Heavenly Annotation said...

It's awful...but I can't look away!

a fog of ideas said...

Andreas is right about the Extreme Canvas book... oftentimes the artists would have very limited pictorial reference to go on... the poster for 'Cujo' is certainly one to check out, the artist clearly having been told, 'It's about a Mom, her son and a dog... now go make a poster'

You can see it and some other examples here: http://uraniumcafe-the.com/2009/11/06/extreme-canvas-hand-painted-movie-posters-from-ghanas-mobile-cinema-period/

StuartOhQueue said...

It's terrible... but I must have it!

dementia13 said...

Stallone was in ED2 with Rosanne Barr? It's not the worst, but I voted "worst" because it's closer to "worst" than to "best". Since ED2 was played for laughs, it's OK for the poster to be so wacky.

I think Andrew Zimmern ate beef jerky pants and that flying thing from the poster on the Ghana episode of "Bizarre Foods".

Bobby the Blue Baxojayz said...

Who's laughing NOW?
Oh wait, that was The Evil Dead the musical on Broadway...

Stacie Ponder said...

There's something Karen Black about the broad in the corner, which I like.

Lazarus Lupin said...

I like the idea of stallone as Ash, he could do "Groovy" proper justice. The art style of the poster is to me an appealing rude version. It reminds me of old circus and freakshow posters.

Lazarus Lupin
http://strangespanner.blogspot.com/
art and review

stonerphonic said...

There's something "Zuni fetish doll" about the bat thing in the sky, which I don't like....