Doctor Strange 2 Fan Poster Evokes Terrifying Scarlet Witch Horror Movie
Artist César Castillo Marquez combines Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and The Human Centipede to create a horrifying movie poster.
Warning: the following contains major spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.Digital artist César Castillo Marquez captured the terrifying elements of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness featuring an intense movie poster that pays homage to an infamous body horror film.
The image, uploaded to Twitter by Marquez, invokes poster imagery for 2009 The human centipede (first sequence). It features several outstretched hands and distorted faces of variants of Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, the antagonist of the strange doctor after.
The human centipede (first sequence) was written and directed by Tom Six and released in 2009. The film follows two American tourists in Germany who are kidnapped by a crazed surgeon and stitched together with a third person to create the titular human centipede. Although it received an overall mixed response from critics, The human centipede (first sequence) went on to win prestigious awards at several international film festivals, including the Screamfest Horror Film Festival and the Sainte Maxime International Horror Film Festival.
Director Sam Raimi is a horror storytelling veteran with classic titles like the evil Dead deductible and drag me to hell to his credit, and he brought his expertise and flair for the genre to Multiverse of Madness. Raimi revealed at a recent press conference that he was thrilled to contribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first foray into horror. “I was able to take these horror films that I made in my youth and [use] what I had learned from them by building suspenseful sequences, by titillating the public”, explained the director.
Although The human centipede not one of them, there are many references to classic and beloved horror movies and series throughout Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This includes visual references to George A. Romero The day of the Dead (1985) and Gore Verbinski the ring (2002). Additionally, there are several moments where Wanda bears a striking resemblance to the titular character in Carrie (1976) and Jack Torrance’s the brilliant (1980).
Although the incorporation of horror elements is a recent development for the MCU, the character of Doctor Strange himself is also rooted in the horror genre. In fact, the character was inspired by legendary actor Vincent Price who starred in horror classics like Fly (1958), House on the haunted hill (1959) and The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971).
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