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These stylized movie posters by Oliver Shilling are a dark reinvention of various psychological thriller posters.
To embody the creepy and sinister tone of the films, Shilling uses a washed-out effect to create his graphically simplistic posters. The muted gray hue of these depictions capture the true ghoulish feel that these movies seek to inspire. The artist uses iconic scenes from each movie to illustrate the shady portraits. The impressive collection of posters includes movies like A Clockwork Orange, Fight Club and Shutter Island.
Considering this powerful portfolio of work, it seems like Shilling would be the perfect guy to hire for a thriller movie’s promotion art. It shows that digitally enhanced close-ups of the starring actors may be unnecessary in order for the product to be a compelling piece.