Poster of thriller films

Black Swan:  

The image used features the main protagonist in the film. It takes up alot off the page by being placed in a very central position this indicates that the story is focused on this character.

The formal elegant style of the font against the contrasting background conforms to the thriller genre: drama, this mirrors a possible dark and intense storyline.

The black demonstrates contrasts with the bright pale complexion of her skin makes it appear bolder. The quote in white gives a unique twist that creates suspense with the word ‘intoxicating’.

The actors and actresses’ names are written in a line across the poster and their second names are in the bigger font. At the bottom it says’ fox searchlight pictures presents’ in conventional font of a poster, to advertise the company responsible for the production.


Using bright vivid colors to engage the audience and to reflect the psychological thriller genre. Furthermore, the background of the poster is primarily black and blue reflecting the dark undertones of the film with bright yellow, as well as red are used to gain our, attention to specific character in the poster. 

Also, the black and blue colours juxtapose with the subtle yellow with reds used, they complement one other to effectively depict the thriller genre.

The darker colours, signify death and destruction, whereas the pulsating red and yellows are associated with danger/warning. Therefore, creating a menacing, appeal to the audience.