Friday, October 16, 2009
Prom Night came up for this week on my calendar, and it took me the longest time to work out what that thing on her head is. *duh*
I really don't like that image much, I always happen to think that it looks like a rip-off of the original Howling poster.
But I'm willing to give 'em that the original Prom Night wasn't too original either, neither the poster nor the movie. I'm not going to diss it, I did find it entertaining to watch, it's just that by the time I saw it the slasher movement was already in full swing and Prom Night just didn't offer anything new to the genre, on top of that Prom Night is more of a thriller than a horror movie. But labelling between those genres has always loosely swung in both directions, if I really wanted to lay blame on anybody, or anything, it would have to be my great expectations I had at the time.
Speaking of originality, at least using a logo that says Original Film on a remake, is somewhat original in itself. And as so often these days I find that I like the poster design for the Spanish market better, it's not overly original either, but I find it's a quaint nod to the original poster which I still like best of them all, yay for painted designs!