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First poster for Dark Skies looks a little familiar

Dec. 20, 2012by: Eric Walkuski

The first poster for DARK SKIES is using the tried and true horror movie one-sheet design of having a young adult or teenager arching his/her back and staring into the sky with mouth agape. Sure sometimes there's something coming out of the mouth (see THE POSSESSION) or just looking really uncomfortable (THE LAST EXORCISM); it must strike a nerve because these marketing peeps keep going back to it.

DARK SKIES is a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

DARK SKIES, starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton and J.K. Simmons, opens on February 22nd.

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Extra Tidbit: Can you name another poster that uses a similar design?
Source: IMDB

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6:30AM on 12/21/2012
The Dark Skies trailer did not sell me. This poster does not sell me a ticket either. As you hint, Dark Skies looks cliched. The movie looks like it plays safe with its investment; it follows established designs, established by the accounting department rather than the creative. Well, cliched and safe art is not always interesting nor should it be always profitable.
The Dark Skies trailer did not sell me. This poster does not sell me a ticket either. As you hint, Dark Skies looks cliched. The movie looks like it plays safe with its investment; it follows established designs, established by the accounting department rather than the creative. Well, cliched and safe art is not always interesting nor should it be always profitable.
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