Sinister Sign Graffiti
Writing something ominous over a normal sign


(permanent link) added: 2011-07-05 16:53:53 sponsor: Earnest (last reply: 2011-07-14 16:27:12)

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They really need to get better ad people into their tourism board.

This trope is about when a normal, even welcoming sign is painted, sprayed, or scratched over with a warning or other apocalyptic apocrypha in order to raise tension. Usually involves replacing letters and words.

  • On the poster for The Crazies.
  • Batman Returns has Selina do this after surviving a murder attempt (and getting pushed to the edge of sanity) by breaking the letters in the neon sign in her room. It goes from "Hello there!" to "Hell here!"
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