Horror flicks are awesome, are they not? Well I think they are and growing up with a healthy dose of them has also meant anything horror related is always worth checking out. So it was quite a surprise when the horror based documentary Why Horror? crossed my path without me having any prior knowledge of it. I must be slipping in my old age. Even more surprising was the amazing art that has come out to promote it.
An interesting premise is followed up by some pretty awesome artwork. Cult Collective regular Gary Pullin has created a superb, 80’s styled poster which covers the whole gambit of horror while getting a bit of the red stuff in for good measure.
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.
Recently I covered a selection of awesome T-Shirt sets put out by Fright Rags, a company that specialises in designing detailed horror tees. Well word through the internet grape-vine (or in this case via Daily Dead) is they have done it again with a new set coming soon. This set focuses on the great George Romero flick Dawn of the Dead. These will be limited editions like their other sets. Here is a quote from Fright Rags themselves which explains what is going on.
“These exclusive Day of the Dead items will be available starting promptly at 10:00am EST Friday, January 17 through 10:00am EST Monday, January 27. As soon as the clock strikes 10am EST on Monday, these items will no longer be available for pre-order. Please note that this is Eastern Standard Time, so check your time zone as these times may be earlier or later, depending on where you live.”
They have a promo advert for this set on their website now which breaks down what is involved with the set. Spoiler alert it’s a heck of a lot!
Limited Edition T-Shirt. Full Colour Print by Justin Osbourn. Printed on Super Soft 4.5 oz. Sizes From Small to 3x Large.
Jar of “Deadrock” From Wampum Mines. 11×17 Poster Full Colour Offset Print On 80# Silk Cover Stock.
Collectors Box. Limited to 500.
The usual array of great items are included in this set (the sticker been a personal favourite of mine reminding me of my childhood days). As a novelty item I love the rocks taken from the actual mines. Personally, I feel it would have been cooler if they had included a different image with the poster (maybe from the original VHS/DVD cover perhaps), but this is a just a personal view and certainly does not take away from the great pieces of work included in the box.
Maybe the reason they did not do this is because it is not only this box set they are releasing. They also have another great print and t-shirt designed by the ever brilliant Ghoulish Gary Pullin coming out focusing on Bub, everyone’s favourite Walkman listening, pistol shooting, humanised zombie. There will also be another t-shirt by Jeff Zornow.
Limited Edition Signed Screen Print. Limited to 200. Print by Garry Pullin and Signed by Lori Cardille. 18×24. 9 Colour Screen Print French Construction 100# Whitewash Stock.
Day of the Dead V2. Art by Gary Pullin. Printed on Super Soft 4.5oz. 100 Percent Cotton. Sizes Small to 2X Large.
Dr Tongue Shirt. Sizes Small to 5X Large.
This complete collection has to be the bomb for fans of all things zombie. Mr Tongue design looks especially grotesque and also breathtaking all in one go. The box set comes out in January 17th 10am EST priced $47.95. The screen print is priced at $40 and the t-shirts are both $25.95 and come out in January 27th 10 am EST.
Halloween is an iconic trend setting movie that since its inception in 1978 has shocked audiences around the world. Now this fact is all well and good but you may be thinking “this site is about incredible art not movies so what the heck is going on?” Well dear reader you may be interested to know that Fright Rags have combined these two mediums with this incredible Limited Edition Halloween set (limited to 800).
Limited Edition T-Shirt. Full Colour by Justin Osbourn. Printed on 4.5 oz 100 percent cotton shirts.
18×24 Screen Printed Poster. Gary Pullin Design. Printed on 140# French Cover Stock. 100 Glow in the Dark Variants Randomly Inserted.
Judith Myers Resin Magnet by Monte Ward. Prismatic Sticker of Original Halloween Art. Rabbit in Red Memo Pad.
All this comes in a great collector’s box to keep all of the items safe and secure until you need them. The whole package looks too amazing to touch, in fear that doing so would somehow sully the incredible things inside of it. Aside from this set general coolness it is also reduced in price. The retail (minus p and p) is $80.
Fright Rags have done these kinds of sets before and if you like this one then take a look at their Tarman set below from the movie Return of the Living Dead which is also on sale at $87.95 and has just as much attention to detail put on it that the Halloween set does. It comes with T-Shirt and Tarman mask.
Finally to end this article on a high here is the last set Fright Rags have created with Snake Pliskin taking centre stage. This is the Escape from New York set (800 copies). This retails at $57.95.
Limited Edition Full Colour T-Shirt by Justin Osbourn. On Super Soft 4.5 oz 100 Percent Cotton Shirt.
11×17 Replica Film Poster. Replica Offset Print on 80# Silk Cover Stock. Cobra Temporary Tattoo. Sanke Plissken Eye Patch. Prismatic Sticker of T-Shirt Art.
Today is Friday the 13th, which can mean only one thing! That’s right, a massive wave of creativity has hit the web as artists an galleries around the world celebrate the occasion with some truly brilliant pieces dedicated to Jason Vorhees and the Friday the 13th franchise.
We have picked out some of our favourites to share with you. Some of which will be available to buy, some are just for fun. Enjoy!
“Welcome to camp” by Doaly, Starting at $20 for a 7″ X 10″ up to $50 for 27″ by 40″, Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 1″ border for framing. Available from Society6
Friday the 13th by Adam Rabalais, 11×17 Movie Poster $20.00 USD available via Etsy
By Jamie Boylan
There is some really strong artwork on show here. Ghoulish Gary has done a freakishly scary job with those eyes on his Mondo piece. Doaly as ever captures the mood with a very simple image and Joe Vetoes image is striking and intense. A great job all round.
Have great Friday the 13th everyone and an even better Saturday the 14th!