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When the Overuse of Stock Photos Creates an Unexpected ‘Star System’

Familiar faces keep appearing on cheap movie covers

Montage by FMG using Dmytro Konstantynov’s stock photo and film posters

There’s an evil woman crawling on the DVD cover of a horror movie, promising nail-biting suspense and skin-chilling terror. But then you watch the film and discover that the evil woman isn’t even there. Worse: you start to realize that the same evil woman is…




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Felipe M. Guerra

Felipe M. Guerra

Journalist, independent filmmaker and a sick person. I write about cinema at, and in here about films, books and comics.

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