Art: IT by Jérémy Pailler

It’s surprising to think about the popularity of Pennywise, who is among the very best monsters in horror, when he has only appeared in a single book and just one mediocre TV adaptation. Most genre icons have an entire franchise backing them up with years to develop their iconic horror status. There’s just something about […]

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Art: Halloween by Jock

Although it can be traced all the way back to the early ’60s, it was films like Mario Bava’s gruesome Bay of Blood (1971), Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), and Bob Clark’s holiday classic Black Christmas (1974) that mapped the very future of the slasher. In 1978, however, it was John Carpenter’s Halloween that defined the genre—the film left a footprint on horror unlike any […]

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Art: Psycho by Aleksander Walijewski

What is there left to say about Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Psycho, the 1960 classic that changed an entire genre? The film—shot in black and white due to budget concerns—was so ahead of its time that audiences had no idea what hit them until it was too late; seeing the film’s main character killed off so […]

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Art: New Nightmare by Mike Saputo

Ten years after creating A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven would return behind the camera for New Nightmare, and bringing with him was a new Freddy Krueger that completely turned the franchise on its head. Craven not only took a gamble by abandoning the franchise’s continuity, he also leaned into a more menacing Krueger (how he always […]

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Art: Alien by N.C. Winters

H.R. Giger’s Xenomorph might be one of horror’s most terrifying creations—a perfect design that came to life in 1979 with Ridley Scott’s Alien. This piece by N.C. Winters is a killer, displaying the nightmarish anatomy of the Xeno in excellent detail. There’s so much inspiration to draw from when looking at the film—the iconic chest-bursting scene, Ash […]

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Art: The Silence of the Lambs by Gabz

The Silence of the Lambs

When we think of horror’s most iconic villains, it’s easy to veer towards the Freddys and Jasons of the genre—their supernatural presence, like demons or beasts, affix themselves to what we think of as monsters. Yet some of cinema’s scariest foes are the ones just like you and me—they’re human. Which is why Jonathan Demme’s somber masterpiece The Silence […]

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