Categories
Horror Movies Special Feature

10 Best Horror Movies of 2018

2018 was the year Michael Myers returned to Haddonfield, Illinois, the “Predator” series received another reboot and Dario Argento’s mighty “Suspiria” got an arthouse remake from auteur de jour, Luca Guadagnino. Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” scored big with audiences, Panos Cosmatos rocked the house with the Nicolas Cage-starring “Mandy” and Jim from “The Office” (John Krasinski) […]

Categories
Erotic Horror Movies

10 Great Erotic Horror Movies (Part 2)

Horror movies have long been associated with chills, but there is another primal force at the genre’s heart: sex. As censorship concerns abated in the 1960s, filmmakers were able to confront and explore striking sexual themes in their horror movies, without worrying too much about it. Fear of death is one of the two pillars […]

Categories
Art Dark Art Horror Painting Storytelling Surreal Weird

A Stranger in Town: Dark, Symbolic Compositions by Shane Pierce

Shane Pierce is an artist from Missouri (currently based in North Carolina) who describes his life and art as “nomadic”—travelling, working in different creative fields, and populating his oil paintings with skull-faced suitcase-toting wanderers ( “‘a stranger comes to town’ type of theme,” as he describes it in a fascinating interview with Beautiful Bizarre). With […]

Categories
Horror Movies Special Effects

The 10 Best Movies From FrightFest 2018

One of the world’s leading genre festivals, “Arrow Video FrightFest” kicked off this year with “The Ranger” by Jenn Wexler, the first female-directed movie to open FrightFest in its illustrious—and gory—19-year history. The programme (as ever) is a rich and varied assortment of brand names, discoveries and the occasional classic revisited (the iconic “Halloween” screened […]

Categories
Art Body Art Character Design Dark Art Fantasy Horror Monsters Tattoo

Sinister Medieval Tattoo Art by Christopher Jade

Feast your eyes on the sinister medieval-themed tattoos of Christopher Jade. Lovers of Dark Souls will be intrigued, as will anyone with a penchant for only the darkest of blackwork subjects; demonic knights, necromancers, rotting phantoms, and mutant beasts stalk through his portfolio like the cursed escapees from an ancient, hellish dimension. His intricate linework […]

Categories
Dark Art Digital Futuristic Horror Sci-Fi Skulls

Darkly Elegant Digital Skull Art by Billelis

Billelis is a Brighton-based 3D illustrator and art director. Peruse his portfolio and you will quickly see his fondness for skulls, depicted in a hyperrealist style described as a “dark-yet-elegant romantic fusion.” In the series “Blossom,” flowers erupt from bones, signifying the eternal dance of life and death; elsewhere, as in “Prototype,” his fascination for […]

Categories
Classic Disturbing Horror Movies Weird

10 Extraordinary Banned Horror Movies You Have To See

Horror movies have always sort to push the boundaries of taste and decency. Since the birth of the genre proper, in the 1930s, select titles have proven a challenge to censorship boards and morality groups, who champion clean and wholesome entertainment. Can horror movies corrupt young minds? Can horror movies turn audiences into drooling maniacs? […]

Categories
Animals Art Character Design Dark Art Digital Fantasy Horror Illustration Painting Portraits Surreal

Dark Dream Characters in the Paintings of Bill Mayer

Bill Mayer is a well-known artist currently based in Decatur, Georgia, whose curious creatures have been widely featured on magazines, ads, stamps, posters, and more. Since an early age, Mayer has been attracted to things that are strange; this leaning towards oddity is evident in the selection of gouache paintings shown here, which include  anthropomorphic […]

Categories
Art Body Art Character Design Dark Art Disturbing Drawing Horror Illustration Monsters Surreal Tattoo Weird

Shadow-Filled Serenity and Terror: Art & Tattoos by Suhwan Bak

Suhwan Bak is a Seoul-based artist telling his “goth-gloomy” tales on paper and skin. In a style that brings to mind Tim Burton’s lanky-limbed characters and the ghoulish terrors of Edo-Period ukiyo-e, his world is anything but ordinary; cadaver-faced women linger alone, dressed in black and partially obscured with shadows and chaotic fine lines that […]

Categories
Horror Movies Special Feature

10 Horror Movies You Should See in 2018

The horror genre is experiencing an immense popularity, at the moment, thanks to several breakout indie movies and studio-backed hits. The horror genre has always been consistently popular among fans but it occasionally breaks out into the mainstream and is embraced by general audiences. Thanks to such recent hits as the Oscar-winning “Get Out” and […]