CLIENT: HERO COMPLEX GALLERY / A24 FILMS
"We will conquer this wilderness. It will not consume us." - William
I saw The Witch opening week and absolutely fell in love.
It felt like a love letter to true horror fans and film fans alike. Its my kind of film in every way.
Aesthetically and sonically this film somehow captures emotion, deprivation, helplessness
and compassion as well as pure real unadulterated terror. It makes you feel something real, which
cant be argued is scattering in modern horror films.
This was quite the undertaking as I was given less than a week to conceptualize and execute a poster for a film that I really enjoyed yet was still so fresh in my mind. This was a new type of pressure and deadline I was feeling the weight of and perhaps not one I would choose to feel again haha but alas, I digress...sometimes those pressures can prove to be rewarding in the end.
I wanted to use the films palette and imagery to create something
that complimented the film rather than imposing my own interpretation. I went with "less is more"
here. Blackness. Ominousness. Foreboding evil. A witch embracing her master, pure darkness in the shape of a goat - whispering in his ear - I chose to go landscape with this as it tends
to create more atmosphere - a very important and beautiful attribute The Witch also has.
Its not just a horror movie...its a brilliant film.
36" x 24" SCREENPRINT
FOR HERO COMPLEX GALAXY AND A24 FILMS