• Title:
    Almost Human
  • Client:
    Channel 83
  • Design:
    Film Poster
  • Date:
    29.09.12
  • Region:
    USA
‘Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is inside of him.’

Upon watching the preview i instantly picked up on visual vibes from such films like, Altered States, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and obviously The Thing (Carpenter was a big inspiration for the guys too), These where all mainly down to this scream that mark does throughout the film, it was such a powerful image that i really wanted to lead with it and show this distorted scream, the other strong image i got from the film was of Mark getting hit by the blue beam light in the intro sequence so they provided me with the main visual hook for the poster art, with inspiration from posters like The Beast within, The Thing, Madman, Friday the 13th part 3 (my personal favorite of the series!!) even berserker, Prince of Darkness and the altered states poster.

Joe Begos the director wanted a montage design so i wanted to interpret it in a different way this time, leading with
the main scream and fitting the imagery inside of that. For
the montage was all about setting the seen so i wanted to convey this sense of fear and loss of control in the characters, so there aren’t any ‘guns out’ building a sense of fear. then i wanted to show some of the action but not give away too much, so keeping an air of mystery to draw the viewer in.

The only controversial image was the naked slime covered girl, it is such a contrasting image against the rest i felt it really held a power and added an air of mystery, ‘who is she?’ ‘what is going on there’, which then leads you then to the pods on the bottom right and we start to get more of a twisted visual for peoples curiosity.

For the title treatment i wanted to keep it more contemporary vibe with an other wordly alien vibe. I experimented with different letter forms to convey this. and created a logo which although modern is very classic 70s inspired. which contrasts well with the rest of the design.

For this poster i also created alternate more minimal design, with just the main character.