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‘Nature Calls’ and ‘V/H/S’ Go Retro In New Posters

Written by on September 9, 2012 

What was once old often becomes new again, a platitude proven by two posters that were released today. The poster for SXSW selection Nature Calls revisits the style of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s to showcase the comedy’s amazing cast, which includes Patton Oswalt, Johnny Knoxville, Rob Riggle, and the late, great Patrice O’ Neal. See poster via the film’s official Facebook page below:

Nature Calls is available on VOD on October 4th and hits theaters on November 9th.

In addition, found footage anthology V/H/S got a stunning homage to early ‘80s horror poster art in the one sheet for Ti West’s segment, Second Honeymoon. I really enjoy the intentional low quality look of the illustrated image and its combination of horror clichés, especially the scantily clad girl and heavy metal skull. It harkens back to a time when scanning the cardboard covers on the rental shelves was often more fun than watching the movies, but considering the amount of talent behind V/H/S, I have a feeling it’ll fare better than the average Reagan-era slasher flick. See poster via Bloody Disgusting below:

V/H/S  is now on VOD, and will open to limited theatrical release on October 5th.

Do you like the nostalgic direction movie posters are taking? Does it make you want to see the movies more?


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