Redoing a movie poster with inexpensive materials


I’m a huge fan of horror and I love extravagant and dramatic color design in art. When I found the “giallo” film Suspiria by the Italian filmmaker Dario Argento it seemed as if it was meant to be. It became one of my favorite horror classics because of its dream like feel and vibrant color theory.

But, it was ironic to find that a film know for it’s out of this world color and imagery would have a poster who in my perspective did not live up to its acclaimed cinematography. So, I decided to have a little fun a re imagine the 70’s version poster of Suspiria.

This is what I came up with after getting some inspiration from re watching the movie. I had my husband paint his hands in black, I got some dollar Halloween monster nails and 3 speedlights (2 of them with gels to create those popping colors). Attached is the picture of my set up:

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And here is the finalized version with the tittle from the 2018 Luca Guadagnino’s remake.

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