If you’re a genre fan, you’ve probably already caught wind of the upcoming film Death House, dubbed “The Expendables of Horror” for its laundry list of icons making appearances. And if you’ve heard about Death House, directed by Harrison Smith, then you’ve no doubt seen the incredible poster for the film. There’s a nightmarish, psychedelic element to it that’s genuinely hellish!
The poster art has already made it onto a series of T-shirts and hoodies produced by Terror Threads; it’s a testament to the evocative imagery, not to mention the incredible buzz Death House has generated. I mean, seriously, can you think of another horror movie that’s had a clothing line before the film’s even been released?
The poster art was created by Sean Kaen, an artist I’ve known personally for several years now. Sean donated original artwork for my horror serial, Deeper Than Hell, which ran on Morbidly Beautiful between 2016 and January 2018. It’s my privilege to feature his artwork here as part of Dread Central’s The Devil’s Muse Artist Spotlight series.
Getting Sean to talk about himself is a bit like pulling teeth, but this has to do with his humility, his commitment to his craft, and the joy he gets collaborating with others.
Here’s a bit I was able to torture out of him!
“What can I say about myself? I’m an artist that does weird and unusual art which is heavily influenced by my nightmares, night terrors, and things that just pop in my head,” Kaen explains.
As for the poster, he was referred to Smith by iconic Scream Queen and Death House co-producer Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Victor Crowley), who saw his art online and knew his unique style would perfectly evoke the mood of the movie.
Though most of his pieces don’t have names, the first image below is a Dread Central Exclusive Reveal titled “Lost in Silence”. If you are interested in ordering prints or merchandise, follow the link above to Sean’s Official Website.
Death House arrives in limited theaters on February 23rd.
DC’s The Devil’s Muse: Artist Spotlight – Tony Agosta
We’re always on the lookout for new artists to add into the pantheon of Devil’s Muse creatives. Sometimes our featured artists come from the bowels of DeviantArt, other times the depths of Google image searches. And still some other times they simply come from within.
Within the company that is. The team members at Dread Central are one of its greatest assets of course, so when a co-worker has somebody they just can’t help but share, I know it must be good.
That was the case this week with Tony Agosta. One of our editors here, Jonathan Barkan introduced me to Tony and I admit I was as equally impressed as he was.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this week’s Devil’s Muse artist spotlight!
DC’s The Devil’s Muse: Artist Spotlight – Wayne Barlowe
The Devil’s Muse is always the place where you can find artists young and old, well-known and entirely unknown.
This week’s spotlight falls on a master of his craft, Wayne Barlowe.
He’s most recognized for his work in the science fiction and fantasy communities. Barlowe’s work has a darker side however.
Wayne Barlowe is a world-renowned science fiction and fantasy author and artist who has created images for book, film and galleries and written a novel, a screenplay and a number of art books. After attending Cooper Union he started his career painting hundreds of paperback covers for all of the major publishers and magazine illustrations for Life, Time, and Newsweek. His film designs can be seen in Blade 2, Galaxy Quest, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Titan A.E., Hellboy, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Avatar, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Paradise Lost, John Carter, Pacific Rim, and Ripd. His first novel, God’s Demon, was released by Tor Books in 2007. Currently, he has a major film screenplay in development, and is writing the sequel to his first novel, titled The Heart of Hell.
DC’s The Devil’s Muse: Artist Spotlight – Glenn Eaton
Welcome one, welcome all to another edition of The Devil’s Muse! Here we’ve got all sorts of awesome horror art from around the interwebs for you.
This week’s The Devil’s Muse is Glenn Eaton, who hails from Uncle Creepy’s very own Brooklyn, New York! Eaton’s work has an intense amount of intricate detail, and we just can’t wait to share it with you.
And as always, come back next week for another The Devil’s Muse!
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