Imagine your walls covered in artwork of your favorite horror icons? A different way to show your true horror lover but in a sophisticated and classy way.
Matthew Therrien is a Canadian illustrator and creative director who makes illustrations of 80’s horror films.
He has well-known clients as Warner Bros. or SYFY Channel as he specialize himself in key art (film posters), event posters, album covers and other marketing material. But he also creates storyboard art, concept art, custom portraiture, and graphic design services.
His artworks go from $20 to $150 depending on the size and material used for the final product. Therrien has pieces from Elm Street, Scream, IT, Michael Myers as well as many poster art of horror movies.
Currently, a series of expressionist horror portraits are available as limited edition signed/numbered giclee prints of the entire Friday the 13th collection and Nightmare on Elm Street collection.
The series pays tribute to the many films and faces of the legendary Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger along with original pencil art and more.
To purchase, you can visit his website in which you can also see more of his illustrations of other characters such as Wendy Torrance and Leatherface. You can even contact him for commissions and inquire the availability and price of a new piece.
Resident Evil, was originally a Japanese video game owned by Capcom and created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara in 1996. The story follows outbreaks of zombies and other monsters created mainly by the Umbrella Corporation which became a comercial success.
It has sold over 103 million units worldwide as of June 2020 and it’s been adapted into comic books, novels, audio dramas, merchandise animated films and live-action films which are in fact, the highest-grossing film series based on video games.
Resident Evil has been credited with popularizing survival horror games and lead an interest in zombie films on mainstream popular culture from the late 1990s onwards.
Netflix has now announced that they were developing a live-action Resident Evil series on August 27, 2020. It will consist of eight episodes of one hour long with a story that takes place over two timelines, which are set before and after the T-virus.
Recently, Netflix Spain uploaded a picture of the script for the series, “New Raccoon City, be ready: there will be a live action ‘Resident Evil’ series and Bronwen Hughes (‘The Walking Dead’) will direct the first two episodes. Coming soon”, they wrote via Twitter.
Que se prepare New Raccoon City: habrá una serie live action de 'Resident Evil' y Bronwen Hughes ('The Walking Dead') dirigirá los dos primeros episodios. Próximamente. pic.twitter.com/JGi5aB1PQN
In the first timeline, Jade and Billie Wesker moves to New Raccoon City only to realize that their father may be hiding murky secrets that could destroy the world. The second timeline takes place a decade later and follows Jade, now thirty, in her efforts to survive in a world in which only 15 million humans remain, with over 6 billion animals and people being infected with the T-virus.
The series still doesn’t have a release date, however it was confirmed that Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) will serve as showrunner, and Bronwen Hughes (The Walking Dead) will executive-produce and direct the first two episodes as previosuly mentioned. Moreover, Constantin Film who have previously produced the Resident Evil film series, will also serve as the studio behind the series.
Dabb assured that he is very excited to be part of this project. “’Resident Evil’ is my favorite game of all time,” Dabb said“I’m incredibly excited to tell a new chapter in this amazing story and bring the first ever ‘Resident Evil’ series to Netflix members around the world.”
Although the cast that will give life to this story has not yet been chosen, Dabb promises a series worth the wait for, “For every type of ‘Resident Evil’ fan, including those joining us for the first time, the series will be complete with a lot of old friends, and some things (bloodthirsty, insane things) people have never seen before.”
A first teaser for the horror collection titled, “Welcome to the Blumhouse”has been released in which we can see some glimpses of each of the first four films set to launch next month. The films have in common themes of family and love as well as redemptive or destructive forces.
“We are excited to launch ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ with this exhilarating and provocative slate of original films for the first time ever on Prime Video. This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television,”said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies for Amazon Studios.
“These chilling stories have something for everyone – ready to fright and delight genre fans and newcomers alike – and we are excited to share them with our global Prime Video customers.”
“We’re beyond excited that the visions of these talented filmmakers will finally be seen by genre fans around the world, especially during this time when people are seeking to escape and be entertained. And we love the innovative idea of programming like the classic drive-in or repertory theater experience,” said Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents Blumhouse Television. “Amazon have been incredible partners, linking arms and supporting the creative visions throughout the process of making these films.”
The first four movies will arrive in October just in time for Halloween. Two of them will hit on October 6.
THE LIE: It tells the story of a married couple that tries to cover up their teenage daughter who took the life of her best friend. The film will star by Mireille Enos (The Killing), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education) and Joey King (The Act), and directed by Veena Sud (The Killing).
BLACK BOX: After being involved in an accident and losing his wife, a man who also lost his memory, agrees to an experimental treatment that goes very wrong. Starring Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World 3) and Phylicia Rashad (Creed) and directed by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. (Born with It).
The other two entries will arrive a week later, on October 13.
EVIL EYE: Based off the award-winning, best-selling Audible Original production from writer Madhuri Shekar, it tells the story of a mother who believes that her daughter’s boyfriend is connected to her dark past, which will bring terrible consequences. Starring Sarita Choudhury (Lady in the Water), Sunita Mani (GLOW), Omar Maskati (Unbelievable), and Bernard White (Silicon Valley). The film is irected by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani (A Day’s Work) and produced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
NOCTURNE: A young musician begins to outshine her twin sister after discovering a mysterious notebook (belonging to a dead student) increases her talent. This film is written and directed by Zu Quirke, as his first film and stars Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Madison Iseman (Anabelle Comes Home) and Jacques Colimon (The Society).
Here the teaser…
The rest of the collection will stream in 2021. So get ready to ‘unsettle in‘, for the upcoming horror movies.
“The Haunting of Hill House”directed by Mike Flanagan debuted on Netflix back in 2018 and turned into one of the greatest horror series that made possible to work in a new season for the streaming platform, “The Haunting of Bly Manor”which has now an official trailer and release date.
The most anticipated sequel will be based on the 1898 horror novella “The Turn of the Screw”by Henry James as the ‘backbone’ of this season.
“The Turn of the Screw” tells the story of a governess in charge of two children that have experienced a traumatic situation as their former governess died under strange circumstances. While the plot remains a mystery yet, we can expect something very close to the book mixed with elements of other stories from the same author such “The Jolly Corner” and “The Romance of Certain Old Clothes”as Flanagan confirmed earlier.
‘Bly Manor’ is expected to be scarier than Hill House. Flanagan told Birth.Movies.Death, “We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal. It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about Season 1, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time. For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than Season 1, so I’m very excited about it.”
The series will feature the return of several actors from the previous season even though, they will be playing different roles while Rahul Kohli, T’Nia Miller, Amelia Eve, and young actors Amelie Smith and Benjamin Ainsworth have been added to the cast as new characters.
Flanagan confirmed before that the filming for ‘Bly Manor’ was able to be completed before all productions were pushed back due to the pandemic so it was definitely expected to be release this year and now we have an official date for the series which promises to be as frightening and smart as “The Haunting of Hill House”.
“The Haunting of Bly Manor” will hit Netflix on October 9th. Watch the first trailer for the horror series in the video below.
Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Learn about the true story that inspired Jeepers Creepers, one of the most disturbing horror films out there.
Jeepers Creepers film
Jeepers Creepers is one of the most scary movies in horror cinema. The main character is a demon whose face is similar to a snake and wakes up every 23 years. He haunts human beings whom he chooses by their smell.
When the demon perceives a smell he likes, he won’t stop himself and eat eyes to see, ears to hear, lungs to breathe. This demon becomes immortal during his feeding period which last 23 days and everything he eats will become part of him.
The true story
A married couple used to live in the county of Michigan in 1990. Dennis DePue was an ordinary man who loved his kindful wife. But she wasn’t that happy and after asking for a divorce, Dennis lost his mind so he took the life of his beloved wife as an act of revenge and then dumped her remains at the back of an abandoned school.
In the Jeepers Creepers film, the demon can be seen throwing the bodies of the victims behind a ruined church. There’s also a very creepy scene in the movie in which two brothers observed what the mysterious demon was doing and when he noticed them, the demon went after them.
In real life, two brothers who were road traveling, noticed how Dennis DePue was throwing his wife’s body, but weren’t cautious enough for the man not to notice them. Dennis was furious and began to go after them for several miles.
The police got involved and managed to catch him. But days later, Dennis took his life after famous television show called “Unsolved Mysteries” chose his case, remaking scenes for one of the episodes.
Ten years later, the movie Jeepers Creepers was released and used same dialogues made by the show. They even used the same scenes where the license plates of the vehicle on the road were shown. This was with the intention to give credits to the show, although director Víctor Salva never gave them openly.
No doubt, creatures, ghosts or demons that are shown in horror movies are nothing compared to the brutality that exists in real life.
Did you know Jeepers Creepers was based in real life?
Read about one of the scariest stories of all time, the meaning behind ‘The Crying Boy’ paintings.
There’s a story regarding the artworks known as ‘The Crying Boy’. Despite giving this nostalgic and a little creep feeling, they were so successful during the 70s and 80s and were distributed around the world.
Who were the crying boys?
Many families decorated their houses with these paintings, however they had no idea of what was behind those crying boys. It is said that these boys portrayed actually lived in orphanages or charities during the time of Second World War, that’s the reason as to why they look like suffering.
The story of the crying boys
Legend has it that the painter of these artworks known as Giovanni Bragolin, sold his soul to the Devil to guarantee the sucess of his paintings. In exchange for this pact, his work would be cursed and cause disgrace to whoever placed any of his paintings or replicas at home.
The first incident occurred in an orphanage, where Giovanni had painted one of the children and later introduced the painting to the institution. Some time later, a fire devastated the orphanage and those who used to live there lost their lives, including the boy he painted. The most horrible thing about this tragedy was, the painting was found beneath the ashes but was completely intact and that now it carries the spirit of the child.
Between the 70s and 80s, a lot misfortunes related to these paintings began to emerge. Many tragedies started to happen in some different ways, from bad luck to death. In most cases, fires would consume houses and those who lived in them and the paintings would always remained intact from the fire as evidence.
Witnesses who have survived mentioned that paranormal activity began once they bought the paintings. The sound of wailing or laughing could be heard at nights and also the feeling of being observed by the portrayed boys anytime someone would pass in front of them.
One of the most heartbreaking testimonies was from a woman named Rose Farrington, who reported losing her three children and husband after one of the paintings.
Too many people were affected by them. Newspaper “The Sun” even asked all readers to send them any painting they had so they could be burned under the supervision of firefighters.
Pact with the Devil
Another odd story about these cursed paintings is that if you stare firmly into the eyes of the crying boys, you can make a pact with the Devil…
We previously mentioned that drive-thru haunted houses are coming to different parts of the US to save Halloween this year after the pandemic is still ongoing and as we are entering into September, we have the urge to find more reasons to welcome the spooky season and keep the spirit up.
If you love all things Halloween, ghost tours are not just quite entertaining and scary, they also can be educational. Here, are 5 ghost tours that you can visit for a scare this Fall.
“The haunted hotel where some guests checked out… but never left” You probably have heard many stories coming from America’s most haunted hotel however, there are many tales yet to hear about. From the “Girl in the Mist” to “the Lady in the Victorian lingerie in room 3500”. It’s a 75min walk tour that starts around 8 pm. Tickets cost $24.50 per person plus tax. Children under the age of 12 can receive a discount at the selected tour times: 6:30 PM and 7 PM.
A guided tour of Salem’s most haunted sites. It’s been running for over 15 years and it’s a trip to the dark side of Salem’s sinister past. You get to learn about what really happened during the infamous Salem Witch Trials, discover startling information about true New England vampirism and be amazed by tales of real documented paranormal activity while also visiting one the most haunted homes in the country.
There are two tours each day. One at 2 PM and the other at 8 PM. Tickets start at $8 for a 90 minutes spooky adventure.
It’s a trolley tour based on the unusual occurrences, apparitions and strange legends of the city since 1998. From April to October, tours are daily and begin from 6 PM. On November, there are tours only on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 PM onwards. It’s a 90 minute long tour. Sometimes there are promos at ther website to save some money, so tickets can cost from $34 to $42.
A 105 minute guided tour to find the spirits that still haunt Savannah. You can learn and experience yourself as to why Savannah, Georgia has been awarded America’s Most Haunted City. You can hear stories about paranormal activity, tread across forgotten graves, and learn what really happened in the looming, haunted mansions. There are daily tours that starts at 9 pm. Prices goes from $11.99 to 24.99.
Near Tampa, Florida, an informative, entertaining and scary walk tour takes place, the Ybor City’s ghost tour. A guide will explain to you about real people stories, folklore and ghosts Since the city is full of history, it’s also reputed with apparitional sightings. The tour takes approximately 120 minutes. There are daily tours that starts at 8 pm. Prices goes from $10 to $25.
Most of us have watched “The Conjuring”, starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, who have been part of some of the most frightening paranormal cases in history.
In ‘The Conjuring Universe’, Judy Warren is also played in the movies but until “Annabelle: Comes Home”, the girl had a major role as she was the main victim of the diabolic doll.
The Warren are well-known and there’s a lot of information about them however, anything related to Judy is barely know. This is why her husband Tony Spera, who is also a paranormal investigator and head curator of the Warren Occult Museum -which is now closed- decided to give fans an instant view of his wife.
At the Official Ed and Lorraine Warren Channel on Youtube, Tony finally decided to introduce his “sidekick” since everyone was curious and asking of her as she hadn’t appeared in any video published before.
The video posted on August 17th, 2020, shows Judy saying hi to the camera while Tony mentioned to everyone who didn’t know about her that she’s Ed and Lorraine Warren’s daughter.
“This is my wonderful wife, we’ve been married for 34 years since May 17th, 1986… but I met her in 1979 and so, we’ve been together like, well over 40 years, right? 41 or something,” said Spera while looking to Judy for assurance.
“Yeah, and I’m barely that old,” Judy laughed it off.
They joked about it as Tony proceeds to mention they are inside Ed and Lorraine’s house while explaining what they were doing at their inherited house, “We are here to feed the cats, give some medication to one of the cats too”.
Moreover, Tony thanks their supporters while promising to bring Judy to be part of future videos.
“I just wanted to thank all you guys for being loyal supporters and loyal youtubers and we’ll be talking to you again, I’ll try to get Judy out again and when we’re talking about other things, maybe she can give you some information too”
They say one last goodbye to their fans before ending the video. We can only hope to watch future content at the Youtube channel featuring Judy to get to know her a little more and about her experiences as The Warren’s daughter.
Dreaming has always aroused the curiosity of scientists and by studying it, we have learned that dreams are the representation of our unconscious part. If we don’t sleep, we could not be able to comprehend or even learn. Also, if we don’t get that time for resting, we could also go crazy. However, there are many records that dreams can be more than a reflection of a person’s unconscious that show or connect us to something else. Some of them are quite common and you could have experienced one without even realizing it. They are known as psychic dreams.
Types of dreams
They are simply known as psychic dreams. It’s a kind of connection with another person that can only be reached by dreaming, like a parapsychological experience. An example could be when you dream of someone close to you who is in poor health or going through an emergency. When you wake up and later you check how that person is doing, it turns out that he or she was actually going through something similar to your dream.
This is attributed to having a certain psychic ability to communicate with the consciousness of other people. The most common cases can be when you dream of someone and that someone dreams of you too.
People who experience them tend to attribute these dreams to coincidences, but clairvoyant dreams can show us places that we will know before visiting them, events that we will carry out or even conversations that we have not yet had.
Besides from this, those with a psychic ability can experience full control of their dreams, that is, knowing that they are in a dream and doing what they want while asleep. It has also been said that through these dreams, people can talk and contact dead people.
It may seem the same as clairvoyant dreams, but they are different. For being the ones closest to experiences and sensations, these dreams are about very specific events that are about to happen. To give an example, one of the most famous cases of these type was by Monsignor Joseph Lanyi’s dream about the death of Archduke Francis of Austria in 1914.
According to the tales, Joseph dreamt one night that he would arrive at his office in the morning to find a letter on his desk. It would be from the archduke and in it, he’d warned him that his life would be taken by a fanatic. He woke up very shocked and hours later, the archduke and his wife would be deprived of their lives in a parade. Just as it had happened in his dream.
Despite the fact that science hasn’t been able to explain these dream phenomena, it’s true that many of us have experienced these types of dreams at least once, so there must be something else in our minds that we still haven’t figure out yet.
Do you believe in other dimensions or time traveling? If not, these curious things about the Titanic will make you reconsider it.
It all started with a dream: “To make the largest ship ever built”. The expectations were so high that they even called it “unsinkable.” Even the engineer of this massive ship stated:“Not even God himself could sink it”. God or not, we can tell this man was wrong.
It’s said that the Titanic was actually built to sink, as John Pierpont, the man who funded the construction, was fascinated with a book that was published 14 years earlier called: “The Wreck of the Titan”.
It tells the story of a ship that collides with an Iceberg and sinks. Also, the lack of lifeboats provoked that thousands of people loss their lives. The weight, capacity and design of the ship were practically the same as the Titanic. But this is not the most creepy thing about all, but what was about to come years after its collapse.
Sixty years later, a telegraph operator that was on another ship, received a distress message, coming from the missing Titanic. The instructions said to not change directions. This was not the first time that happened, every 6 years since the ship sank, strangely signals are received.
However, the rumors of what happened in the 1990s, will make you wonder about the existence of other dimensions or even about time traveling. It is said that in Norway, in 1990, a boat passing by, found a young woman sitting on an Iceberg.
She said her name was Winnie Coutts, claimed to have been on the Titanic and asked about what had happened to the other passengers. To everyone’s surprise, her name was actually on the passenger list and also, the old clothes she was wearing belonged to the time when the unfortunate event occurred.
It is also mentioned that a year later, in 1991, what seemed to be another survivor of the Titanic appeared, almost in the same place as the young woman.
This person was none other but the Captain Edward John Smith. He was an elderly man and was wearing the same uniform when the Titanic sank.
When his fingerprints were carried out, it was found that they matched with the ones of the captain who supposedly has drown together with his ship, or at least that was everyone believed.