• Thriller film posters typically use the colours:
black, grey, red, white, blue, yellow and
• The poster usually includes the main character,
sometimes two that are the main focus on the
poster and take up most of the space.
• Sometimes there is a few more pictures that give
away the setting, more characters and possibly a
scene from the film.
• Thriller posters sometimes has the use of a
• There is always some signifiers in the poster to
tell the audience what genre the film is and what
may happen during the film
• The fonts used are typically clear and easy to
read. The title is usually in capitals letters and
is bold to attract the audiences attention.
• Sometimes the font can be scratchy and rough
looking to give a feel of the film and relate to
• The title is normally in white, red or
• The lighting is typically low key lighting to
create that mysterious and tense atmosphere.
• The lighting makes the characters seem
mysterious and sometimes creates shadows
which hides the identity and makes the
audience want to find out who it is.
Director, producer and actors
• The director and producer of the film is
normally shown, especially if they are well
known as some people follow
directors/producers. The main character(s) are
normally shown as well as this may attract
people to see the film if they are well known.
• The actors names are normally seen at the top
or bottom of posters.
Taglines and reviews
• Thriller posters have a tagline and at least one
review on them.
• Reviews help sell the film and if well known
companies are recommending it then the
target audience will want to see it as well.
• The tagline gives a clue to what the film is
about but normally has a mysterious feel to it
to make the audience want to see the film.
• The date is put on posters so the audience
know when the film is coming out. Sometimes
the posters will have ‘coming soon’, the exact
date or month.