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Apr 15, 2011

awesome movie poster friday - the SCREAM edition!

Now, before you go getting all "Oooh, an Awesome Movie Poster Friday celebrating the beloved Scream series, coinciding with the release of Scream 4! How...4tuitous!", let me just say: that is not really what this AMPF is. I wanted to do a Scream series tribute but let's face it: the posters for the Scream films largely suck. In fact, if you'll remember (or click this link to learn), my scientific research has shown that Scream 2 is directly responsible for the sorry sorry state of the modern horror movie poster- a pit of Photoshopped, fresh-faced blandness that we're only just beginning to crawl out of several years later. At least there's a tiny effort being made with the posters for Scream 4, but I still hear the sad echoes of "wasted opportunity" when I close my eyes.



Ah...just imagine what the art could have been if Scream had been made in 1981. *tear*

The worst offender, I think, is this one sheet of fuckery for Scream 2. Come on, Germany, what is this? Who is this? It's like Neve Campbell and Amanda Seyfried had a baby and then they made a Bratz doll out of the baby and then they dipped the Bratz doll baby in bronzer.



So, no. This AMPF is not dedicated solely to the Scream films...but it is dedicated to films that scream. Hooray!












12 comments:

MAR said...

I was hoping to see screamers.

:(

Stacie Ponder said...

Crap, I left it sitting on my desktop! Hold on.

MAR said...

Hurray!

Stacie Ponder said...

I haven't watched it in a while, but I do miss the Jennifer Rubin years. *tear*

Andrew said...

"A freaked-out horror-thriller that will really shock it to you!"

God, I miss the '60s.

Rob said...

Holy crap! Is that German Scream 2 poster supposed to be Jada Pinkett? That's the only thing that seems reasonable...
As alway, brilliant Friday collection, Ms. Ponder!
(I know I'll see 4 eventually, but man oh man, I wish they'd stopped at 2!)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that Scream 2 poster is definitely Jada Pinkett.....lol

Stacie Ponder said...

Huh. Well then, I guess Jada Pinkett looks like Neve Campbell and Amanda Seyfried had a baby and then they made a Bratz doll out of the baby and then they dipped the Bratz doll baby in bronzer!

highwayknees said...

Hmmm, SCREAM BABY SCREAM-luv it!
I'm sure it sucks but....
Oh yeah, have you seen THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED? It's actually pretty good.

Stacie Ponder said...

I haven't, but it made several readers' 'favorites' lists back in October, so it's been on my "watch this!" list ever since.

scarina said...

Whenever I think of movie posters for Scream I think of the editorial in Rue Morgue that (justly) blamed Scream for the movie posters that are nothing but extreme close-ups of googly-eyed Blythe-doll-looking actors/actresses.

Between Channels said...

'mit John Moulder Brown' - that's my favourite phrase right there. Ace to see TWO posters for 'The Boarding School'.