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PHANTASM Is DUNE

Two films that impacted my young teenage years were David Lynch’s DUNE and Don Coscarelli’s PHANTASM.  The more I delved into Frank Herbert’s adaptation of DUNE and reviewed the PHANTASM franchise, the more I couldn’t help but appreciate how these two brilliant works of art complement each other. I’m not the first to compare PHANTASM […]

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The Art Of Japanese JAWSpoiltation

Steven Spielberg’s JAWS is not only a classic that spawned countless rip-offs, but it also has one of the most iconic movie poster designs of all time. The visual of a peaceful female swimmer just moments away from being devoured by a giant shark has been burned into audience’s heads for years. The recent trend of […]

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With Teeth: Ten H.R. Giger ALIEN Inspired Creatures

As a tribute to H.R. Giger I thought it would be interesting to pull together ten spinoffs of his classic ALIEN creature. Some will refer to them as rip-offs, but as a fan of monsters I see them as inspired art. These designs show how Giger’s surrealist xenomorphic design changed, fueled and influenced the face […]

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Unseen Horrors! The HELLRAISER Anthology We Should Have Had

With the release of the HELLRAISER Box Set this past October it was unfortunate to see HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE missing. Some fans consider BLOODLINE the beginning of the end of the franchise and, strangely enough, that was the original idea behind it. It was a challenge for Clive Barker to figure out what the next installment […]