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Another Freddy vs Jason African Ghana Poster Revealed

It's been a long while since we last reported on the very unique, but dazzling posters created for promotion in Africa. These African Ghana posters adapt themselves to an artists interpretation of the film's story and highlight particular elements of certain scenes within the movie. In doing so, fans are exposed to some truly visionary work that otherwise may not have been witnessed before.

For those of you that do not know the history of the these posters and why they were created in the manner they were, please check out the description below.

In the 1980s video cassette technology made it possible for “mobile cinema” operators in Ghana to travel from town to town and village to village creating temporary cinemas. The touring film group would create a theatre by hooking up a TV and VCR onto a portable generator and playing the films for the people to see.

In order to promote these showings, artists were hired to paint large posters of the films (usually on used canvas flour sacks). The artists were given the artistic freedom to paint the posters as they desired - often adding elements that weren’t in the actual films, or without even having seen the movies. When the posters were finished they were rolled up and taken on the road (note the heavy damages). The “mobile cinema” began to decline in the mid-nineties due to greater availability of television and video; as a result the painted film posters were substituted for less interesting/artistic posters produced on photocopied paper.

The artistic freedom that these artists were given allowed for the creation of some very interesting and sometimes bizarre posters that, as screenwriter Walter Hill wrote, were quite often “more interesting than the films.”

We have showcased these posters last year, but we have recently found a new poster for Freddy vs Jason, pictured below. To view the rest of the African Ghana posters on our website, check them out here.


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