Well, everybody has their limits. I don't like violent images with children as victims. i went to an art museum, a real, legitimate one, that featured a collection of works depicting some lunatic's private drawings...henry darger I think? A few of them were images of little girls being choked. I wanted to tear them off the walls...but this poster doesn't incite anything in me. I wouldn't own it or hang it in my house...and I can't stand a wife/girlfriend beater. You're right though, if this was some newbies first poster he/she would get lambasted. Despite the cool halftones and dynamic, action-packed photo.
MMM, good point. i guess the difference for me would be some nazi skinhead's band poster might inspire one of their followers to do a hate crime, while this is just a campy image from a horror flick. I mean there's no reality behind it.