Park Chan-wook's Stoker wants you to share some .gifs

3:00 PM on 11.30.2012 // Alec Kubas-Meyer
  @AlecJKM

I don't know anything about Park Chan-wook's American debut. I know it has a cool poster, Hubert liked the trailer, and the score is going to be awesome, but I really don't know anything about the story. Does it have to do with vampires? Is that why it's called "Stoker"? Like Bram Stoker? I don't have the faintest idea.

So when I clicked on the link for the film's newest marketing site, Letters to India, I had no idea what to expect. Having been to the site, I feel like I know even less about the film than I did before. For those of you too lazy to click the link (or who are on a device which does not allow flash content), it is basically a bunch of .gifs that you can send to people. These .gifs feature such exciting things as someone flipping pages in a book, that same person attempting to make a snow angel on her bed, and also water dripping around somebody's shoes.

Seriously, though, they're actually all quite striking. Park Chan-wook's films always are, so that's hardly a shock, but this seems like a nice spoiler-free compromise of getting to see some of the work without having to worry about any kind of context.

The site promises that more are coming, so maybe some slightly more intense images will be up soon. Or maybe they'll make even less sense. You can never tell with these goddamned marketing campaigns.

[Via First Showing]




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Alec Kubas-Meyer, Reviews & Features Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure AlecJKM Tips
Alec Kubas-Meyer signed up for Flixist in May of 2011 as a news writer, and he never intended to write a single review. Funny, then, that he is now the site's Reviews (and Features) Editor. After... more   |   staff directory

Get more Flixist:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


Flixist's previous coverage:
Stoker


  Feb 20

NYC: MOMI putting on Park Chan-Wook retrospective

Park Chan-Wook will be attending Stoker screening


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant
Ads on Flixist may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -