This is by far the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. Sean Hartter does alternative universe vintage movie posters, including some incredible horror ones, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Halloween; Ghostbusters starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing; plus Boris Karloff as a retro Freddy Krueger. You can see them here in a post he put up in 2009 (thanks to Boingboing for re-posting this) – click on them to blow ‘em up. Even better: you can order posters of ‘em them on the site!
Organizers Sarah Legault and Vincent Marcone are following up last years highly successful “Curious Collection of Monstrous Tinies” show with the art event called “Stranger!”. The show will feature new works from Sarah and Vincent along side visual artists Richard A. Kirk, Ryan Price, Paige Reynolds, make-up FX artistAnthony Veilleux, Rue Morgue’s own James Fisher, Justin Erickson, yours truly and many more.
Lowbrow artist Dirty Donny is embarking on a Canadian tour this week promoting and signing his giant new art book, Monster Revolt. Dig that slip case, screen printed with metallic silver ink. They’re limited to 100, so if you want to get your claws on one before they’re gone, contact Donny at email@example.com. Keep your eyeballs peeled for an upcoming art feature with Donny in magazine.
Here are some pics from last night’s Thor show at Sneaky Dee’s. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: he’s one of the best performers out there. Last night’s show had catchy, first-pumping metal tunes, monster masks, humour, beer, scantily-clad dancers, rubber props and even a full-on impromptu strip show! If you passed on the Thor gig, may the gods forgive you, because it was a freakin’ blast.
THOR! THOR! THOR!
Jason Krekel of the band Mad Tea Party (see RM#106 for a review of their new EP, Rock-n-Roll Ghoul) sent us this cool video of him making linocut, hand-carved monster prints the old-fashioned way to the tune of the song “Dr. Phibes” from the new album. If you’ve ever wondered how they’re made….
Art lovers in and around Montreal are in for a Halloween treat. Yves Laroche art gallery is hosting what they call Phantasmogoria, which exhibits new work by Chet Zar, and Travis Louie, who both contributed to our Nightmare Gallery in issue 100.
Dave Alexander sent this around and I just had to share it. Check out these zombified movie posters by wonder artist Matt Busch. Instead of using PhotoShop skulduggery, Matt has painstakingly recreated each poster with traditional methods proving the dead really don’t sleep!