Local artist Justin Erickson continues his series of custom posters for the “Back To The 80s” screening series, which Twitch is presenting at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Readers of Rue Morgue Magazine are already familiar with Justin’s work and with his Phantom City Creative. Well now the artist is working on another great project: what you see below is Justin’s original artwork for Monster Squad, a poster created for the film screenings in Toronto. The posters in the series are not commercially available and never will be. While the images will be used online, the number of physical copies will be ultra limited with only ten printed. Five copies are being kept for the people involved in putting the series together, and the other five are being given away to people attending the screening, so I highly recommend you visit Twitch Film for more details.
Artist J Alexander Diaz created this poster for a special screening in Hollywood and later posted it over and reelizer.com.
Pedro Almodóvar is heading to the Cannes Film Festival with his latest film The Skin That I Inhabit (La piel que habito), ready to screen. The film has already been picked up last fall by Sony Pictures Classics, continuing their long-standing relationship with the director .
The film is a revenge picture loosely based on crime novelist Theirry Jonque‘s 2005 book, “Tarantula” . Pedro Almodóvar describes his film as a “horror story without screams or shocks”. Almodovar told the Spanish newspaper El Pais that the film is the “harshest he’s ever done and while it comes close to the terror genre, something that appeals to me that I’ve never done, I won’t respect any of its rules”.
Here is the plot synopsis: based on Theirry Jonque‘s 2005 book Tarantula:
“The film follows “a plastic surgeon’s revenge on the man who raped his daughter…this is a film that has a loathsome protagonist who, while seeking justice for his daughter, keeps his wife imprisoned and subjects her to humiliating sexual acts with strangers.”
Fro Design Co has created a set of three posters based on the films of director Federico Fellini. Included in the set is, 8 1/2, La Dolce Vita, and La Strada. Prints are available, limited edition of 50, signed and numbered, for $100.
Monster Brawl pits eight classic monsters against one another in a wrestling tournament. I am not making that up. The horror/comedy is set in an abandoned, cursed graveyard, which hosts the televised wrestling TV show of the title. The contestants are assorted classic fiends divided into two leagues—The Undead and The Creatures—and include Frankenstein’s monster and the Mummy. Monster Brawl stars wrestlers Kevin Nash, Jimmy Hart, Robert Maillet, Art Hindle and Lance Henrickson and is written and directed by Jesse Thomas Cook. No word on a release date but it is expected sometime in 2011.