Let’s face it, very few posters nowadays grab your attention. The majority of it seems to be quickly Photoshopped images of the actor’s faces and the title thrown in there somewhere, not really giving you any idea what the film could be about. Being a huge fan of poster art, I tend to miss the old days when the poster could sell you on a film. Hell, even if the film was terrible, they would still have some kick ass art you would want to hang on your wall. Well today, a little film called The Drownsman (very cool title, by the way) leaped right out and caught my attention, via Fangoria, bringing me back and feeling nostalgic for 80’s horror movie posters. Check out the poster and read the synopsis below!
After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water.
Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her, but her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help. In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place from which they may never return.
The film stars Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson and is written by Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald, who also directs the picture.