Haunting Video Store Paintings for 'Mission: Impossible' & Many More
by Ethan Anderton
April 29, 2013
As cinephiles, we love movie posters. Right now on my wall there are original double sided one sheets for The Dark Knight, Minority Report, Back to the Future Part II, Dick Tracy, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and many more not even in frames. For us, posters are used to show our love for certain films, but first and foremost they are used to promote films. But not everyone has access to posters, and in the West African nation of Ghana, traveling movie shows have paintings created by local artists, and some of them are hilariously terrifying recreations of the films, and some of them are mind-numbingly ridiculous. Look!
Here are some of these Ghana movie poster paintings from Awesome Robo:
These are just a handful of these paintings, and you can see dozens more right here. Some of these will haunt your dreams and don't even resemble the films they're trying to promote. That Evil Dead II poster makes it seem like a caricature of Sylvester Stallone is starring in the film. And I'm not sure what's wrong with the woman in the Planet Terror poster, but she looks like a more attractive Pamela Anderson rather than Rose McGowan. Also Michael Meyers looks pretty trashy with longer hair and we're pretty sure that dog in Cujo is not a St. Bernard, and looks more like he's crying blood. Pretty wild artwork, right?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Very nice, how much?
Dustin Asher on Apr 29, 2013
this is awesome
gee on Apr 29, 2013
These are true art. Love em.
Carpola on Apr 29, 2013
Wow. Seriously. So good.
Linkfx on Apr 29, 2013
Wow! They look so... bad! And SO funny! Thanks for posting!
Moutchy on Apr 29, 2013
I can't blame anyone for making fun of this. I'm from Ghana and they don't have the luxury of having what people have here in the US so just go easy on them.
Akwasi Asabere on Apr 29, 2013
I want every single one of these hanging on my walls. This is awesome folk art!
EnergonCube on Apr 29, 2013
Where can I buy the originals?
Guest on Apr 29, 2013
The Cujo one is amazing. I need to see the film looking like that now.
zey on Apr 29, 2013
I don't know if Cujo was a St. Bernard in the film (I haven't seen it), but he definitely was in the original Stephen King novel.
Mk24 on Apr 29, 2013
It...uh...they...oof...brain so hurty from look now no write good.
Thexn on Apr 29, 2013
haha! A friend of mine is obsessed with these on Facebook 😀 I think they're really cool 🙂
Davide Perretta on Apr 29, 2013
Better than the mondo posters!
DavideCoppola on Apr 30, 2013
Wow what a great mix of CSI Miami and Rambo in The Road Warrior.... yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
DJROBL on Apr 30, 2013
These actually seem to work quite well for most of the horror genre!
Neuromancer on Apr 30, 2013
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