Thursday, July 23, 2009

There's Something Wrong with the Movie Poster of Orphan

The poster of the horror movie Orphan, featuring young actress Isabelle Fuhrman (left), is creepy as it is already, having gone through the magic of artists who managed to give it an unnatural feel and aura. But there's really something wrong with the poster just like the character in the movie. You can't quite pin it down when you view it in one of those back-illuminated ads that you usually pass by in train stations and urban walkways.

If you do happen to run into an illuminated poster of Orphan, try looking at it as you walk past and you will see a strange metamorphosis taking place on the face of the girl. Somehow, the girl appears to age and become drawn - almost like it's turning into an undead monster. Up front, it appears normal, but when you look at it from an angle on either side of it, the face changes unerringly.

One artist has said that it's done on purpose, but it's really hard to tell. If the metamorphosis effect is actually the result of artistry, then it's something that really should be admired. Otherwise, it's just a incidental visual effect but one that should give you more goosebumps. The uncanny effect cannot be replicated exactly if you examine the movie poster on the computer screen.

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