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Gaze Into The Face Of Total ‘Turtle’ Terror

5 Aug

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Look, I’m not here to tell you how good or bad the upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is going to be – but, you know, probably bad.

I am here, however, to give you nightmares by showing you the true face of terror!

Paramount Pictures released these four banner posters, which have been popping up on billboards all over America like disgusting, gruesome pustules all over the bodies of anyone in a mid-’80s David Cronenberg movie.

The worst design flaw of the new TMNT characters are those godforsaken noses. Why do they need noses? Here are a few depictions of how the lovable turtles looked in past adaptations.

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R.I.P. – Artist H.R. Giger Dies At 74 – The World Has Lost A Brilliant Talent

13 May

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Iconic artist H.R. Giger, the surrealist responsible for some of the scariest imagery in horror history and the man who was the personal architect and set designer for some of my most terrifying and entertaining nightmares, has died at the age of 74.

Giger was born in the Swiss town of Chur, Graubünden in 1940. He began working on his art with India ink and airbrushing, and began creating brilliantly surreal and nightmarish images of fantastical monsters that often evoked a primal revulsion in a wonderfully powerful way.

Giger depicted, sometimes subtly, sometimes overly, highly sexual and sexually violent imagery into his creature design and landscapes. By incorporating phallic and vaginal imagery, Giger was able to cut into his audience’s psyche and dredge up fear and emotional confusion from within.

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‘Godzilla’ Has The Most Interesting Movie Posters For A Blockbuster Epic This Decade

7 May

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[Note: Portions of this post originally appeared in a story I wrote for ETonline]

Godzilla comes crunching its way into theaters on May 16 in what is officially his 32nd appearance on the big screen. Director Gareth Edwards and the Godzilla advertising team are going the distance towards making sure audiences know that this isn’t like any other Godzilla movie you’ve ever seen.

So many of the posters for the upcoming sci-fi monster epic have shied away from the more-traditional ‘floating heads’ composition or mainstream styles in favor of artistically animated, eye-catching  novelty posters created by the design firm Mondo, Ignition, and Phantom City creative. Click the jump for all the amazing posters…

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