Horror Movie Poster Banned In Ireland For Being Too Scary

Horror Movie Poster Banned In Ireland For Being Too Scary
SHARE
THIS



An outdoor poster for horror movie Sinister 2 has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) because the image was likely to frighten children.

There were eight complaints lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) over the poster. The poster featured an image of two boys looking at a wall with an image of the monster’s face is painted in dripping blood. Child hand prints, also in blood, are also shown.

sinister_2_-_final_1_sheet

Despite the movie being rated 16+ the movie poster was on view for all ages including children. Several complainants said the poster had left their children upset and frightened.

The advertisers Entertainment One UK said it did not consider the advertisement showed any “graphic horror or gore” and the ad was clearly promoting a fictional film.

However, the ASAI judged it was likely to frighten children and should not appear again.

Latest News

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”
  • Media

Federal Court Finds APN Outdoor/JCDecaux Acquisition “Legally Effective”

The Federal Court of Australia has given JCDecaux’s acquisition of APN Outdoor the green light. According to a release from APN Outdoor, the Federal Court of Australia has “approved the scheme of arrangement in relation to the JCDecaux transaction”. It adds: “APN Outdoor confirms that an office copy of the Court orders has been lodged with […]

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business
  • Advertising
  • Media

WPP Scores Panadol’s Global Media Business

GSK Consumer Healthcare has appointed WPP to support its global Panadol business, following a competitive pitch process. WPP will be responsible for creating integrated creative campaigns and content across advertising, digital, shopper and expert marketing, PR and communications for the global Panadol brand. The work will be delivered by a bespoke team led by CEO […]

Michelle Guthrie (Managing Director, ABC) at Radio Alive 2017
  • Media

Michelle Guthrie To Sue ABC

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is taking her ex-employer to court, according to several media sources. As reported in The Australian, Guthrie lodged papers with the Fair Work Commission earlier this week, citing unfair dismissal. Guthrie was fired half-way through her five-year term as managing director of the public broadcaster. The move follows news last week communications […]