Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cult Classic Horror Blu-Ray/DVD Covers for MGM/Fox Halloween Series

Earlier in 2014, Skuzzles partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in developing artwork for 13 cult classic horror films. The DVDs and Blu-rays feature illustrated limited edition artwork created by a collective of incredible artists from all over the globe (Dan Mumford, Ghoulish Gary Pulin, Jason Edmiston, Todd Slater, Randy Ortiz, Josh Budich, Justin Osborne, Paul Shipper, Gregorz Domaradzki "Gabz", Francesco Francavilla) .

At Skuzzles, they really want to offer artists the opportunity to work on titles they're passionate about. Skuzzles try to direct and pair artists where the it seems fit, but ultimately they want the artist to have equal say in how the art is executed. The goal is to keep the end result as close to the artists original vision as possible. Having said this, here' s a little bit of feedback from the artists regarding their concepts behind the artwork:

Todd Slater: Invasion of the Body Snatchers - "What if the pod with the flower was shaped similar to a sternum in a ribcage (it's really close now) and the white tendrils expand and extend from the pod to form more of the ribs and skeleton? The background could be deep dark outer space. My thought is that *the pods are building a new you*."

Randy Ortiz: Silence of the Lambs - "...I wanted to go a more symbolic route and have it be clean and classy."

Dan Mumford: Last house on the left - "... I found the scene where Mari walks into the water to be quite haunting and probably the most pivotal moment, so i worked from that and created quite a haunting still moment based around the lake she walks into. We also have two of the murderers standing there and her necklace dangling down with the smallest hint of blood red seeping through."

Jason Edmiston: Child's Play - "For my Child's Play art, I wanted to show Chucky's maniacal character, at the pinnacle of his power. I love the black magic quality of the movie, and tried to capture the killer doll in mid-chant, surrounded by crazy voodoo lightning, He scared me when I first saw this movie as a teen, and I wanted my cover art to evoke the same feeling. Most of the Child's play art is dark, with a black background. I thought my brightly lit piece would stand out from previous iterations."

All the films can be found at your favorite retailer with the new artwork. 

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