The Art of Darkness

Hollywood is Dead

August 30th, 2010 by Cobwebs

Indiana BonesI’m tending toward ambivalence where posts about zombies are concerned. On the one necrotic, rotting hand, they were never really my favorite monsters even before their recent explosion in popular media left me with a severe case of burnout. On the other hand, their overexposure has resulted in some pretty clever riffs on the subject material. Hollywood is Dead is one such riff.

Artist Matt Busch has reimagined classic movie posters as the products of some alternate universe where zombies are the norm. He’s carefuly re-created the original poster and then given it a severe case of zombification, right down to the tagline and actors’ names.

The artwork is available on T-shirts and posters, which would be a fun way to dress up a bare wall. Shadaughter is a big fan of Audrey Hepburn; maybe I’ll get her the “Breakfast is Tiffany” poster as a gift.

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  1. xJane Says:

    I’m pretty much with you on the zombie thing. I’m entertained by the concept of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I guess I’m glad that people are moving on from vampires (…they are, aren’t they?), but as a general rule, I’m not a huge fan of zombies. That said, Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland were awesome riffs on horror-as-comedy and I did enjoy Boneshaker, but probably because I think of it as steampunk more than zombie.

  2. pdq Says:

    Zombies have been my choice of monster for their symbolic handiness, but Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer could revive my taste for vampires so very quashed by S. Meyers and her sparkles. Monsters are handiest when they have real bite (so to speak, lol).

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