There aren’t many movies more iconic than William Friedkin’s genre-defining The Exorcist—it set the bar for horror back in 1973, and it’s one that few movies come close to even now. Of course, there’s nothing new to be said about such an iconic film, but that’s what makes alternative poster art so damn special. Just look at what JS Rossbach has come up with here. Stylistically, it’s a very modern and bold look for a movie that’s well over 40-years-old, but it totally works, and I love the chaotic nature of it—so much of the story is being told here and it’s all terrifying. Love it.
4 thoughts on “Art: The Exorcist by JS Rossbach”
I love the coloration. Very sparing use of the classical horror colors, like red and black. Yet it perfectly encapsulates some of the greatest moments in horror history. When Pazuzu shows itself outside the window. Man. Fuck. Shiver.
It’s ridiculous how good that movie is when you really think about it.
*whispers, looks around* I’ve never seen this film. I know – I can hardly call myself a classic movie blogger. But I know enough about it to appreciate this artwork. It’s fabulous. I like that it’s modernized, but also using a 70s-style font. Nicely done.
You know, that IS pretty surprising that you haven’t seen it. You really outta fill that void in your movie life! There are plenty of classics I haven’t seen either, though. Too much to watch!