Click to enlargeSteve Fiorilla at the Memorabilia Shoppe
Yet another Stateside interpretation of an Asian techno-shocker, One Missed Call (2008) — a remake of Takashi Miike’s Chakushin Ari (2003) — is ballyhooed with this deliciously deceptive poster art. Fifteen feet away in the theatre lobby, it initially looked like a little old lady peering at me through opera glasses…“What new Joan Plowright film is this?,” I mused…but a closer look revealed that those peepers were not bespectacled…nor were they the deep, dark pools of a Whitley Strieber visitor…no, they’re screaming human pie-holes of unbridled terror!
This eye candy had me reflecting back on the mass of writhing, tortured souls within the face of Vincent Price on the poster for Roger Corman’s Masque of the Red Death (1964)…along with other past instances when art directors smuggled imagery within heads and faces and bodies. Oh! The possibilities!…
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Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Dorian Gray (1970)
Visiting Hours (1982)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)Can you think of any others?
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