THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE POSTER        ANALYSIS
COLOUR AND LIGHTING                                                                              IMAGE      The poster has...
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The human centipede poster analysis

  1. 1. THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE POSTER ANALYSIS
  2. 2. COLOUR AND LIGHTING IMAGE The poster has a green glowing vignette The image is the main focus of the effect which creates an eerie effect and poster, as it is centred and the text is shows the films primary genre is horror, placed in areas which align with the although letting the audience know it is not image to ensure it is the first thing you a full slasher horror because of the colour look at. The body appears to one main scheme. Although there is a small amount of person, with 2 other sets of arms and red in the blood of the hand prints, it is not a hands attached. The repeated image of main focus which conveys there is an the spread out hands on the glass looks element of sci -fi and mutilation. like something unusual and creates The shadows are created by back-lighting enigma, making you question what it is, which creates a glowing, creepy effect to the how has it been mutilated, what does it figures in the foreground, lighting parts of really look like? The face also creates their face but keeping the main focus a enigma, because you can make out a mystery. The pixelated effect around the look of horror on the one face we can shadows are also created by the back light see, and the rest of the features and and let the audience know there is a screen details are blurred out by the of frosted glass or something similar silhouetting and the pixelated glass. between them, connoting they are trapped. Overall the image conveys the film will The overall colour scheme looks grotty and be disturbing and there will be elements dirty, which conveys the theme of mutilation of mutilation in it. and links to the home-made hospital andTEXT COMPOSITION experiments preformed in a psychoticThe text on the poster is minimal but effective, with the tag line being “their The composition of the poster is effective because the manor.flesh is his fantasy” which creates an uneasy feel, letting the audience know face is the first focus, as it is top centred, but youthat there is some sadistic element to the story, and creates a sense of follow the body down from the face and see theenigma, making us question who is HE is and what is the fantasy? The human elongated body, the multiple arms and hands. The factcentipede as a title is a binary opposite, as it puts two opposites together, a that there are a pair of hands at the top, middle andsmall creature with a human, making the audience question why they are bottom is also effective, because it makes you realise ittogether and making them want to find out. The font is simple but has been is such an unnatural and awkward position, that thereslightly played with to create some off centre, jumbled letters of different must be some sort of discomfort and force behind it.sizes, which creates a sense of movement and putting mismatched things The text is positioned troughout the centre at the toptogether. This links to the genre of mutilation and body parts, as the and bottom of the image as to not draw awatcentipede has a sense of movement. attention from the image.

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