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Netflix Unveils Glorious ALIEN-Inspired STRANGER THINGS Poster

If you know the show, you know the references… from the awesome Comic-Con trailer (which we’ve re-posted below) to the online promotional artwork, the homages to late ‘70s and early ‘80s horror cinema are just… well, everywhere. It should come as little surprise, then, that STRANGER THINGS Season 2 poster art — which hit social […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Twisted Horror-Comedy DEEP DARK Opens a Glory Hole to Hell

I’ve mentioned in previous installments of this column that extreme cinema is about more than graphic gore or explicit sex; it’s about pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling in ways that may shock the viewer into seeing a new perspective… whether they want to or not. The obscure but weirdly compelling 2015 horror-fantasy feature DEEP […]

Scary Fun 

The Creepy Cute Art of Diana Levin and Ghoulish Bunny Studios

Haunting and adorable are not concepts that are often successfully used together, but they both perfectly describe the awesome artwork of Diana Levin. She pulls a lot of inspiration from horror figures and fairy tales and is able to tease out both the terror and the innocence to create a style of artwork she describes as […]

Real Life Scares 

CREEPYPASTA: Have You Seen THIS MAN? You’re Not Alone…

When I first launched this column nearly two years ago, I offered a quick primer on some of the most notorious and heavily-shared viral tales known as creepypasta. Among the most enduring of these legends are a nightmare gallery of villains… of course, there’s the iconic and headline-grabbing Slender Man, but creepy web lore contains […]

Films Scary Fun 

Horror Artist Profile: Jenny Parks and Pop Culture Cats

Love cats and horror movies? Artist Jenny Parks has found a niche creating pop culture cat art. She began making a living with her fuzzy creations after drawing a line of STAR TREK cats and then expanded into everything from STAR WARS, to DR WHO, to a variety of horror properties. She currently resides in Colorado, but you can find […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Exclusive Images from Anthony DiBlasi’s EXTREMITY!

In previous installments of this column, I’ve offered some tantalizing behind-the-scenes information on the making of EXTREMITY, a sure-to-be-controversial work of transgressive cinema from talented director Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, DREAD), including interviews with the director and his creative collaborators David Bond and Scott Swan, who share an enviable list of genre credits (including John […]

Real Life Scares 

Dia de los Muertos Meets Lowbrow: The Unique Art of David Lozeau

A few weeks ago at Phoenix Comic Con, I was walking through the aisles of art, when something caught my eye. It was a booth full of skeleton art. Some were comedic, some somber, some colorful and vibrant, and some more sinister and dark. But all skeletons were portrayed as if alive. I was mesmerized […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

Monster Babies: The Adorably Horrific Artwork of Will Terry

Last weekend while wandering through the aisles of Phoenix Comicon, I stumbled upon on a booth filled with fascinating and imaginative art. The booth was decked out in what appeared to be children’s artwork, full of whimsy and merriment, but the subject matter was much darker. I became captivated not with just the adorably morbid, colorful monsters, but […]

Films 

Holy Blood: Revisiting Alejandro Jodorowsky’s SANTA SANGRE

Alejandro Jodorowsky, the brilliant Chilean-born film director, once said in an interview that he wants his audiences to experience his films the same way they would LSD — cinema, for Jodorowsky, is one of the better means to providing a transcendent mental and psychedelic experience. If you’ve seen any of his works, you know this to […]

Films Real Life Scares 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: The VHS Atrocities of Psychic TV’s FIRST TRANSMISSION [NSFW]

Not long ago, I explored the dark and mystifying lore of “snuff cinema” in its many forms — including works of alleged onscreen murder and mutilation which, though stomach-churning in their realism, were either hoaxes, misrepresented footage or works of transgressive underground “murder art.” In another feature, I examined a notorious example of the latter […]

Films Music Real Life Scares 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Erotic Artists INSIDE FLESH Blur the Line Between Sex and Horror [NSFW]

Welcome back, brave readers… this week, I’m going to be testing your tolerance in a slightly different way by daring to enter the endless, often hostile debate over the vague and ever-changing definitions of art and obscenity. I’m not going to recap the history of that argument; you can easily look up the works of […]

Films Scary Fun 

Art is Not Dead: 10 Great Horror Posters from the 2010’s

Nostalgic film fans love to bemoan the death of the art of cinema as the media landscape shifts around them. “Movies are too shallow and puerile these days! There’s no creativity anymore! And every poster looks the same!” While it’s true we get a lot of one-sheets of a dude with his back to us, […]

Films Scary Fun 

The Incredibly Bizarre World of Ghana’s Horror Movie Posters

Horror movie posters from Ghana are amazing. Painted by local artists to promote roadshow screenings of bootlegged foreign movies, these totally unauthorized images have a rawness and power that the slick Hollywood promotional materials can’t touch. In the 1980s and ’90s, “video clubs” sprung up all over the West African nation of Ghana. They screened […]