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above: detail from "Grosse", Matt's zombie take on Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta
Zombies keep popping up in popular culture; books, movies, tv series.. and now, in movie posters from classic and cult films by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Rob Reiner and more. If you're not familiar with Matt Busch and his re-imagined movie poster collection, Hollywood Is Dead, you're about to see such lovable characters as Holly GoLightly and E.T. rendered as cataract-wearing, flesh-eating, blood thirsty monsters.
above: details from Breakfast At Tiffany's and E.T. with the Busch treatment.
Busch has faithfully recreated the painting style of each original movie poster, as opposed to altering them digitally in Photoshop.
above: artist Matt Busch
He painstakingly hand-painted every detail using traditional mixed media to match the originals, before slaughtering them with a zombified treatment. Below are 30 of his zombie movie posters.
Collection Title Poster:
Breakfast At Tiffany's:
The Little Mermaid:
The Princess Bride:
Back to the Future:
James Bond, From Russia With Love:
Romancing The Stone:
The Color Purple:
The above posters (and t-shirts too) are available for purchase here.