Nifty Vintage Hammer Horror-Esque Poster for 'The Woman in Black'
We're into that time of year when a bunch of potentially-good, but also potentially-bad films are hitting. One coming up is The Woman in Black, the Hammer Horror adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe. We've seen plenty of trailers and posters before, but this one is a throwback to true Hammer Horror, mimicking the poster style of those films. Den of Geek (via STYD) debuted the poster, which basically features a softly painted Radcliffe. I tossed in another Hammer poster below just to compare. There's also a nifty book out packed with all these posters called The Art of Hammer, which you can pick up now. See the poster below!
Here's the poster for The Woman in Black, which isn't nearly as impressive as the real Hammer posters.
Here's an original Hammer Horror poster for The Vengeance Of She from 1968, just for quick reference.
A young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) travels to a remote village to organize a recently deceased client's papers, where he uncovers tragic secrets and encounters the ghost of a scorned woman set on vengeance. If you haven't seen them yet, watch the full official trailer or second, shorter trailer for The Woman in Black.
The Woman In Black is directed by British filmmaker James Watkins, of the horror Eden Lake previously. The screenplay was written by Jane Goldman, of Stardust, Kick-Ass, The Debt, X-Men: First Class, adapted from Susan Hill's classic novel, published in 1983. CBS Films will be distributing The Woman In Black in the US, and has the film set for a February 3rd release coming up in a few weeks. Visit the official website.
Someone needs to start making more retro posters, thats badass! 😀
Anonymous on Jan 14, 2012
Agreed. I hate how Hollywood cheaps out with stupid cast photos as movie posters and dvd/blu-ray covers. Hammer rocks!
Dangerous Don Danger on Jan 14, 2012
Someone hand-painted the illustration for the 2nd one. In the first one someone used photoshop, badly.
Crapola on Jan 14, 2012
This is really cool, I wish they would have gone even more Hammer style and did it completely hand draw/painted.
The_Kid89 on Jan 14, 2012
Remakes are sooo boring..
Davide Coppola on Jan 15, 2012
Michael Baldwin on Jan 15, 2012
Great post, Alex. This movie looks like it may live up to Susan Hill's novel of the same name.
Anonymous on Jan 16, 2012
Yeah, hand-painted VS photoshop manipulation...no contest. The poster looks crappy, like a 2nd year design students stab at making a movie poster look retro. Hand painted for retro or go home, no substitute for the real thing. To me, this looks more inspired by the colors, tone and contrast of "The Inkeepers" (awesome) poster more than original Hammer artwork. Great idea, fun concept, dull delivery.
Voice of Reason on Jan 17, 2012
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