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The Legend Of The Psychotic Forest Ranger

The Legend Of The Psychotic Forest Ranger

TITLE  The Legend Of The Psychotic Forest Ranger
CLIENT   Paranoid Brunette
DESIGN  Poster
DATE   03/07/11
REGION  Canada

A small independent film which was an opportunity to do a cheesy, ‘80’s’, ‘in the woods’, ‘slasher’ homage design. So I could really ‘camp’ up the action.

For the final design I kept petty close to the original concept I had in my head from the start, to create a design that would give the viewer the victims POV so you can experience what it would be like to be the victim in an classic cheesy 80’s horror film, running away from the manic killer through the dark misty woods, tripping and falling over, then looking back and … there he is behind you! Axe in hand about to hack you up!

So I threw all the classic elements you would expect to see in a cheesy slasher film: the moon, rolling mist and dark trees, with lots of homages to everything from ‘Sleep away camp’ to ‘Silent Madness’ and ‘Frightmare’ mixed in the design. For the title design I went for a complete Friday the 13th homage style.

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