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Exclusive: The Addicted Poster
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16 February 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Okay, perhaps not you you but one of our number, a member of the blazing creative hub that is the Empire forum - adman30 - has crafted this suitably spooky poster to upcoming Brit horror The Addicted. It's been handpicked by the production to become the film's official one-sheet. Take a bow that adman.

The haunted-house tale it promotes revolves around recovering addicting David, a resident at The Manor rehabilitation unit in 1987 who comes under the twisted ‘care’ of clinical director Chris Hunter. Instead of nursing David to health, Hunter keeps him hooked, before poisoning him with toxic heroin and leaving him with horrifically scarred. Medical bastard. While the evil director is carrying on with his wife, David kills himself.

Picking up 25 years later, Hunter's daughter Nicole, an aspiring TV journo, makes the not entirely sensible decision to spend the night at the now-derelict clinic, filming the place with her boyfriend. Without giving too much away things get scary and horrible fast. Think [●Rec]. Or rather [●Smack].


The poster was handpicked by The Addicted director Sean J. Vincent (you can see him doing the handpicking on his vidi-blog) who outlined the reasons for his choice: "[The poster] sets up the film perfectly without giving too much away. The image of the building with the glow emanating from the top floor is spot-on to what occurs in the finale of the film and the grey/blue clouds give a very ominous, creepy vibe which is what we're after. The clown mask showing through the clouds is also a great image as we know the mask will probably become one of the most memorable images of the film...".
 


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RE: RE:
L: Addicted101 Hmmm... Thanks for the comments K of K, but your idea wouldn't tie in with the character in the film...which is the whole point. The designers were given images from the film to use. We like it. A lot. I am glad it works for you! Your idea to solicit fans to create the poster is certainly crafty and a clever way to build hype. As for my idea, there is a long, storied history of horror films with somewhat misleading posters*, which I have fully embraced with my s More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 15:16 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

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Hmmm... Thanks for the comments K of K, but your idea wouldn't tie in with the character in the film...which is the whole point. The designers were given images from the film to use. We like it. A lot. More

Posted by Addicted101 at 12:35 on 20 February 2012 | Report This Post

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I don't really care for this poster. Something about that clown face in the clouds is just kind of silly without being scary. It looks poorly photoshopped in, and the big goofy teeth are more off putting than unsettling. Perhaps this would have worked better as a painted image? Like the retro style HOUSE OF THE DEVIL poster? PS My idea to improve it? Have big purple or yellow eyes, opening as if out of the clouds themselves, looking straight down at a 90 degree angle on the house. Like the More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 19:09 on 18 February 2012 | Report This Post

What's the chances Hunter's daughter is actually the dead guy/ghost's daughter? More

Posted by bonniee at 03:34 on 17 February 2012 | Report This Post

What!?
Haha classic! I read the second paragraph, couldn't work out what the hell was going on and then looked down here! What the f@&k is going on with the plot?! More

Posted by TheColumnist at 21:39 on 16 February 2012 | Report This Post

What!?
Haha classic! I read the second paragraph, couldn't work out what the hell was going on and then looked down here! What the f@&k is going on with the plot?! More

Posted by TheColumnist at 21:39 on 16 February 2012 | Report This Post

Hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmm
I don't want to be too negative about this as it's a great idea to get a fan to make a poster, but this is far, FAR too similar to the original Fright Night poster More

Posted by pog at 18:09 on 16 February 2012 | Report This Post

Maybe it was a diagnosis and not a synopsis... ;) More

Posted by shitneck at 17:51 on 16 February 2012 | Report This Post

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Phil, the synopsis doesn't make any damn sense! "Medical Bastard"????? More

Posted by theeightieskid at 16:32 on 16 February 2012 | Report This Post

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