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Gruesome Movie Posters

Monstrous Artwork Abounds in Ghana's Cinema Posters

— September 17, 2009 — Marketing
Even if the cartooned image of a man chewing on a leg with other bloody bodies strewn about in a dark overgrowth doesn’t make you want to watch 'Eaten Alive,' it seems to work in Ghana. Instead of the often safe, digitally-enhanced versions we might be accustomed to, Ghana uses unique artwork in the form of gruesome movie posters to promote B-grade horror films. 

From images of blood-gushing dolls ('Demonic Toys') to a half-naked vampiric woman wrestling off cats ('Sleep Walkers'), Ghana’s gruesome movie posters show that sometimes all it takes is a bit of literal interpretation to make a good movie poster—not the recognizable faces of celebs, digital art or photography, or even release dates.
Trend Themes
1. Gruesome Horror Movie Posters - Creating unique and eye-catching artwork for movie posters can attract audiences to B-grade horror films.
2. Literal Interpretation Movie Posters - Using literal interpretation instead of recognizable faces of celebrities or digital art can make a good movie poster stand out.
3. Non-digital Movie Posters - Using non-digital artwork like hand-painting or drawing can provide a fresh and unique perspective for movie posters.
Industry Implications
1. Movie Industry - Movie studios can create unique and eye-catching posters to attract audiences to lesser-known horror films.
2. Art Industry - Artists can explore more traditional art forms like hand-painting or drawing to create captivating movie posters that stand out from digital artwork.
3. Graphic Design Industry - Graphic designers can explore more unconventional methods like literal interpretation to create unique and captivating movie posters for horror movies.
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