Tuesday, April 03, 2007
"Prison of the Psychotic Damned" is finally coming out JUNE 16th!
Yes it's true, a movie I worked on back in 2005 is finally seeing the light of day for good, bad or indifferent. I also included the artwork from both the official York Entertainment DVD release and what I did a year ago as my own poster design. It was a photograph taken on set from the last night of shooting and I didn't do anything to it. It reminded me of the old Italian Bava or Fulci posters of the 70's. I really love this image and I thought it worked perfectly for the film. I even blew it up to full poster size for my office, damn sweet.
Then I got word that the film was finally coming out and was sent the link where I could find the "new" DVD artwork. Um..yeah, not certain what they are trying to go for. I assume it's the whole "urban horror" thing. But frankly it doesn't really say anything about the movie and I hope when it's released people will look past the box art.
This seems to be a running pet peeve of mine. My first film "Ancient Evil 2: Guardian of the Underworld" (aka "Anubis: Guardian of the Underworld") had a cover which was actually worse, here are the examples below. My friend Keith Rainville (from "Parts Unknown") was kind enough to design the original poster which kicks a hellova lot of ass, I wanted it to feel almost epic. I'm a long time fan of Drew Struzan and loved how each movie poster he did looked like it would be the coolest adventure.
Posted by Darkside Films at Tuesday, April 03, 2007