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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music 

New Episode Of RATED ART Focuses On The Work Of Graham Humphreys!

A few months back, we shared the first episode of the new online series RATED ART: Scenes Of A Graphic Nature – the brainchild of Scott Johannsson, the former co-host of soundtrack podcast The Damn Fine Cast and one of the people behind the record label Ondes Positives. That first episode set its sights on the great Gary […]

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 […]

Comic Books Films 

Epic Gary Pullin Interview In Episode 1 of RATED ART: SCENES OF A GRAPHIC NATURE

For fans of horror art, and in particular the artwork of the great Gary Pullin, you are in for one epic treat! Scott Johannsson, the former co-host of soundtrack podcast The Damn Fine Cast, and one of the people behind the record label Ondes Positives (which put out an excellent double LP soundtrack to the 1961 […]

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, […]

Comic Books Films Real Life Scares 

Jailed For His Comics?! The True Story of Mike Diana Can Now Be Told

They say that fact is stranger than fiction. And regarding the following case, it’s definitely hard to believe just how much trouble a self-published comic book was able to cause for its creator. So much so that authorities were convinced by his gory drawings that he was a serial killer! But first, let’s give some […]

Comic Books 

Creature Features In Burbank Pays Tribute To The Great Bernie Wrightson

Growing up, I was always a huge Stephen King fan. One of the earliest films I remember seeing on TV was SILVER BULLET, and as a budding young horror fan that was attempting to expand upon my vernacular, I tried to track down whatever King books I could find at the local book store, even […]

Films 

A Look At The LACMA’s Guillermo del Toro Exhibit!

Guillermo del Toro is one of us. OK. Except ridiculously talented. And wealthy enough to buy any cool and creepy thing he desires. But basically, he’s one of us! On top of helming films such as CRONOS, MIMIC, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, PAN’S LABYRINTH, BLADE 2, the two HELLOBOY films, PACIFIC RIM and CRIMSON PEAK, you’ll […]

Films 

Art Is Subjective, So STOP Nitpicking Cover Art

Look, art is subjective. Any art, whether it be movies or music or an actual drawing or painting, is subjective. Clive Bell, who coined this phrase, once said, “We have no other means of recognizing art than our feeling for it.” If you’re on this website, then you no doubt, like me, are a huge […]

Films Music 

The Stellar Art Of Robert Heckman!

Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, California is always showcasing some of the most interesting, unique and fun artists in the “dark art” horror scene, but sometimes it can’t all be about horror and darkness! This month, the gallery has curated a selected plethora of paintings from artist Robert Heckman that showcase rock stars, music and movie […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

The Eerie Art of Zdzisław Beksiński

When it comes to horror art, the list of names is short and already well pored-over. H.R. Giger is still featured on the bedroom wall of every horror-loving teen in the world. Some of the more whimsical art collectors feature the works of Edward Gorey and Charles Addams. And some more enterprising horror classicists may have […]