Best Movie Posters Phoenix 2012 - Victor Moreno's Cult Classics
Local designer Victor Moreno has had a lifelong love affair with movie posters. Gowing up in the 1980s, he was fascinated by legendary artist Drew Struzan's action-packed one-sheet for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, as well the iconic poster for Robocop. "I can always remember movie posters being something that stuck with me, even when I was little." Such arresting imagery still sticks with Moreno even today and has influenced the custom movie posters he creates for his Cult Classics film series. Much like such renowned indie repertory houses as Austin's Alamo Drafthouse commission limited-edition prints for special screenings, Moreno designs unique one-sheets influenced by the vintage sci-fi, fantasy, and horror flicks he's showcased every month at local cinemas, including Mill Avenue's MADCAP Theaters and Pollack Tempe Cinemas. For Army of Darkness, he reproduced the moment when badass protagonist Ash held his boomstick aloft, while Back to the Future's poster re-created the moment when the DeLorean was struck by lighting. And Moreno brought things full circle last year when he crafted his own Robocop poster for a showing of the 1987 cyberpunk film. It seems only fitting.