You would be hard pressed to find a horror fan that has not heard of Sam Raimi’s classic Evil Dead trilogy. You would have to look even harder for someone that did not like them. Evil Dead 2 especially is a favourite with fans, mixing Sam’s love of slap stick humour, with his unique filming style as well as some great horror scenes. And Bruce Campbell, gotta love Bruce! So I always get a little grin on my face when any new Evil Dead related merchandise comes out for sale. Jeremy Wheeler (a Cult Collective favourite) has appeared many times on these webpages (which you can check out here, here and here) so it was great to find out he has teamed up with popular horror print website FrightFest (which we covered a few months back and you can check out here) again for his second print release with the company.
Being a huge fan of the Horror genre I am always on the lookout for original and fun art pieces that show a certain level of knowledge and more importantly love of the genre. Well, when I was introduced to FrightFest (thanks to artist Jeremy Wheeler for the info) my Horror needs were more than satisfied.
Here is what Ian Rattray and Alex Chambers, the two founding members of the FrightFest, had to say about their work on their web page.
FrightFest Originals launched in August 2012 to promote UK screen prints for discerning collectors. Ian Rattray is a founding director of FrightFest, the UK’s most successful genre festival, with 40 years of experience in the film industry. He has travelled the world seeking out those odd films that appeal to our niche market, leading him to Toronto, via Cannes, Sitges, Austin and…well… most places
Alex Chambers is an art collector, FrightFester, film geek and devoted screen print fan. After flying in the Royal Air Force and spending ten years whoring himself to the finance industry, he’s decided to turn a hobby into a business
We are for the fans, for the artists and all for exclusive stuff. These posters are authorised and unique.
These two definitely have their Horror and Art credentials and when you see what artwork they have amassed for sale, I believe you will be suitable impressed, much like I was on my first exposure to them.
Below is a selection of some of my favourite prints from the website but to look at the full selection then click the link here.
AUDITION by Peter Strain. Two colour screen print – 18″ x 24″- portrait – 300gsm – £30 – 35 only.
THE DESCENT by Gary Pullin. Four Colour – 18″ x 24″ – portrait – numbered – £25 – 75 only.
HELLRAISER by Derek Gabryszak. 36 x24 – 300gsm -Landscape – Numbered – £30 – 50 only.
MARTYRS by Ghoulish Gary Pullin. Three colour – 26.5″ x 38.5″ – 300gsm – Landscape – Numbered – £30 – 75 only.
NIGHT BREED by Aniheads.
Three Colour – 38.5″ x 26.5″ – 300gsm – Signed and numbered – £20 – 50 only.
ZOMBIE FLESH EATERS by Nat Marsh. Five colour – 26.5″ x 38.5″ -300gsm – Landscape – Signed and numbered – £30 – 75 only.
RAZORBACK by Luke Insect. Three Colour – 26.5″ x 38.5″ – Landscape – 300gsm – £30 – Numbered – 50 only.
The amount of detail that has gone into these pieces is awesome. I love the fact it is not just main stream Horror movies that have made the leap to print. Some of the more Indi and low budget movies have also become poster art. The use of silhouette and minimalism in some of the pieces goes nicely with the all out visual assault of other more extreme posters in the collection. Personal favourites of mine have to be the Zombie Flesh Eaters poster and the fun yet for some reason mostly hated Nightbreed movie. Below is a small selection of upcoming posters the group are working on.
CHRISTINE – by Dan Mumford. Four colour -18″ x 24″ – portrait -300gsm – £35 – 60 only.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK by Nat Marsh. Three colour – 24″ x 18″- landscape -300gsm Snowdon – £35 – 60 only.
PRINCE OF DARKENSS – by GODMACHINE. Six colour – 18″ x 24″ – portrait – 300gsm – £35 – 60 only –
THEY LIVE by Jeremy Wheeler. Three colour – 18″ x 24″ – portrait – 315gsm – £35 – 60 only.
FrightFest’s website can be found here and you can also find more of this excellent artwork on their FaceBook and Twitter page. Though they have only teased a few pieces at the moment, we will be seeing a lot more from this company in the months to come. Better move fast if you want some on your wall though as most runs of a poster only go up to 50. Lastly just released through Twitter we have Luke Insects haunting piece The Fog.