Looking to boost the unique cover art in your collections? Fox Home Entertainment has that covered with the re-release of 13 major cult horror films for October, movies like The Silence of the Lambs, The Amityville Horror, Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 and more all grace the stage with really amazing art, you can actually catch samples of the art from Skuzzles below. I know I’m already debating which ones to pick up, it’s really cool when groups like this get to work on especially unique projects like these. The full snapshot from Skuzzles on the project is below.
At Skuzzles, we really want to offer artists the opportunity to work on titles they’re passionate about. We try to direct and pair artists where the it seems fit, but ultimately we 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.”
“Ghoulish” Gary Pulin: The Amityville Horror – “I just really went down the rabbit hole playing up different variables with the windows and the passage way to hell they find in the basement, but I’m happy with the graphic, iconic approach we landed on for the cover. When I reversed the shot of the house into the white negative space, it’s features of it really seemed to jump out. I knew I wanted to do something with the flies as well, so it seemed to make sense that they make up the portrait of James Brolin, as he goes through a transformation from good natured to an evil presence throughout the film.”
Carrie – “There’s a lot of ways you can go with a movie like Carrie but I wanted to focus on the intensity of the final scene and her rage filled eyes (if you look close they are fire balls). The silhouette of the knife is a nod to her insane mother and the control she’s unable to keep over her.”
Teen Wolf – This was a silk-screened poster I had created with Skuzzles previously and I’m really excited to see it become the face for an official release of the film. I hope I made Stiles proud.
It was an absolute pleasure to work on this project with everyone involved. Don’t forget to checkout the other works of each artist by visiting their website! We couldn’t be happier with the end result, and we really hope collectors enjoy these as much as we do. Let us know what you think!
Fringe is alive and well for one more season from Fox, the show battled huge odds closing out the fourth season but was able to finish strong. The current show order is 13 episodes for this 5th and final season, the panel was presented with a sea of white lily flowers by fan groups to mourn the loss of the show and the story we had grown so attached to. Fox also presented attendees with Observer hats given the focus of the story in season 5.
The focus of the panel was a bit of a celebration of the show and how far the team has come, how many twists and turns came forward and how many bullets the characters of the show were able to dodge or rebound from. The moderator focused on memories and touching moments letting everyone chime in on their most special times on the show, odd enough, they all revolved around Astrid’s focus episode where it felt as the most touching of all.
John Noble and Joshua Jackson weren’t able to really deliver their personal moments like this so instead they delved into other bodily functions such as the urge to heave at their grossest moments on the show, anything from non-decomposed stage bodies to eyes out of the socket and reaching around the cavities of these props. Noting that somehow the more decomposed states were easier to work with without losing their lunch.
We did reach some season 5 discussion though, a small sizzle reel was shown to the audience highlighting footage from the future world episode mixed with new scenes as well. The Fringe team is back and this time they’re going to apply themselves to be the anomaly against the Observer controlled world, nothing is off the table with new and old members united. Peter is clear when he steps up to help lead and tells everyone it’s time to create some Fringe events of their own this time, it’ll take supernatural events and all of their brain power to take on this group.
The focus of Season 5 will be future day as seen in the Season 4 episode teaser highlighting problems coming in the future, on top of that we’ll see Peter and Olivia teamed up with their daughter who packs secrets of her own. The tension his high and the team promises to give it everything possible in every single episode coming up so expect possibly the best season yet of Fringe. For those worried, they do promise we’ll see closure to this current arc but possibly not all of Fringe for reasons they address below.
During the panel the afterlife of Fringe is brought into question, hopes of a potential movie (no word on straight to disc or film) and the expansion of the universe in other mediums such as graphic novels or comics which we’ve seen already (Into the Fringe) were brought into play for ways the story can always continue. They’ve certainly left a large leap in time to fill in with a 20 year gap between the birth of Peter and Olivia’s daughter and Season 5 so all of that is in the air right now. The main focus for the moment will be on production and making sure this current arc delivers for fans without leaving everyone in the dark at the end.
Fringe Season 5 will air Fridays on Fox starting September 28th, 2012 for the final 13 episode run.
Fringe also made an appearance at WonderCon, after using a special video intro of Walter being amazing in famous quotes they jumped into the panel. It was a concentrated panel on everything the show has going on, from alternate realities and variations of characters to wish lists and thoughts on the future.
The next 7 episodes are ahead of us and the Fringe team has no intent on slowing down as the season wraps up. The first huge punch came from news that Jones is coming back, the right story was the critical component to make this happen otherwise it would have felt forced or out-of-place. No news came about Jones clashing with Walter, it seems that we’ll have to wait and see how things play out before anything more spurs up. The idea was passed on that you’re never actually dead in Fringe just “away” until something comes around to change that.
Peter and Olivia were next, while nothing was mentioned about why Peter didn’t remember they did specify that Olivia had an abusive environment growing up and much of all that has been repressed. Speaking on Olivia there was the crowd concern that Olivia would not return to normal or would get worse, unfortunately the only note was the crew hopes she’ll make it which was a bit worrying. Finally character expansion wrapped up with the note of the Lincolns getting their own back story explained in the coming episodes which should help fans a bit as well on the universe of Fringe given their presence in seasons 3 and 4.
The team reflected on actors and dream matches, Charlie popped up in the mix, this season he was part of another show actually but there are no current plans to integrate him into the story at this point. William Bell was the other topic but unfortunately Leonard Nimoy is now in retirement, they’d love to integrate him back in the story in a heartbeat but their efforts so far haven’t been met with any word from his camp.
Renewal came up quickly into the mix as well, unfortunately they have no word but they’ve been holding tight and pushing forward. The goal of Fringe is and always has been to make the best show for the fans and provide an interesting journey along the way while not focusing on if they will or will not be on the air. Season 4 will bring some closure to current stories but they’ll also open the window to new possibilities.
Fringe is back this week, the biggest push anyone can make to help sway Fox is to continue tuning in or turning friends or family to check out as well. Getting the numbers up and the word out has always helped the show in the past. With so much in the balance right now it would be a shame to see this story fail to see the proper closure it deserves.
WonderCon panels on Sunday were heavy hitters, Alcatraz was one of those mentioned shows, the team came out in full force to help talk about the show, their lives on set and where we can expect it to go this season and possibly beyond.
Quickly the mythology on Alcatraz came into play, where do we go from here, how do you cope with it. Jorge spoke quickly on how he works with shows of this nature, simple go with the flow and aim of the story and roll with it as it was something he learned quickly from Lost. Sarah Jones was next, mentioning her past in other genres made her feel like the least likely candidate for a J.J. Abrams show, she loves the atmosphere and falling into the pace.
We got some teasers though, Dr. Lucy Banerjee will get a large role in these last 3 episodes although under a lot of tubes still, also a bit of background will come into play talking about her greater past leading into the finale. We’ll also learn who rests behind the Wardens door before the season is out, also speaking about him, we get a key mention that in episode 12 we’ll see a critical wink to take note of during a discussion. Finally we’ll see a huge event take over San Francisco… a recreation of the Bullitt chase through the streets as the hunt is on for Tommy with full speed.
Questions did rise though about the 63’s and they were addressed, we will start to see them returning to the story again and even though their healing ability is incredible, we’ll also see them resume regular aging and functions once again. The writers noted we’ll essentially see the most amazing elderly people ever. More spilled on Tommy and the blood and learn the origins of it, the meaning and of course “who” the source is, although the writers quickly backtracked about the use of who. The final note mentioned the problem of the 63 is the longer they’re back the harder it will be to find and stop all of them once again so timing is crucial to their clock. Also even if the 63 die in the present day we have decades between to touch upon before they’re really gone.
The panel covered a lot of personal feelings to the show while sprinkling details in about the show, we only had a few other key items like the downstairs getting greater attention and the door opening in the finale. Also, we’re told the finale will be a huge cliffhanger that answers many questions but also leaves the story going for the future. We can only hope Fox takes note of this part given the rumors about the show being a toss-up for renewal right now. Maybe then we’ll find how the team fast travels to Alcatraz in a moments notice and see if the writer and cast speculations on the rumors of the dolphins and jet ski’s are true.
It first needs to be said that Damon Lindelof needs to be involved in everything. He just makes everything better. If you want your project to succeed (or have someone to blame if it doesn’t as he stated) have him play some part in it! The Prometheus panel featured Lindelof moderating (he is also a writer on the film) with very special guests Sir Ridley Scott, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender. When asked what Prometheus’ relationship to Alien is Scott described it as “…having the DNA of Alien” and that a sequel is a possibility. After being given 3D glasses we were treated to what was supposed to be the very first viewing of the official 2 ½ minute Prometheus trailer, however the trailer had been leaked 12 hours earlier. It didn’t matter though, the trailer is intense and in 3D it’s beyond insane. After viewing the trailer Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender came on stage. Fassbender, whose character David is a robot, described him as “…a butler type…” and based his movements on “Greg Louganus”, I really don’t know what to make of this but he does sound interesting to say the least! Damon asked him “do robots piss?” to which Fassbender replied “only to make humans feel more comfortable.” As an added bonus those in attendance were given an awesome Prometheus poster (see below). Scott’s return to sci-fi and the next installment of the Alien saga looks to go beyond expectations and with a release date of 6-8-2012 the wait is almost over.
The crew of Contra Security is all set to return on March 6th! It has been a long, confusing and winding road to season 2. After cancellation, renewal, and murky scheduling, fans will finally be rewarded with new episodes.