Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Horror Film Posters

As part of our project I will also need to create a poster, advertising our film.

Therefore, I decided to look at posters that have already been created to see what conventions make a successful poster.

I noticed that:

  • Red is a typical convention for text as it has connotations of blood.
  • The posters are generally quite basic, so that they have a lasting impact.
  • A tagline from the film is often featured on the poster.
  • The main character is featured on the poster.
  • Credits are noted along the bottom.
  • The background is typically black, with white writing.
  • The release date for the film is always included, as well as the minimum age.

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