My Dad was the one who first introduced me to the work of Frank Henenlotter and his cult classic Basketcase. As someone that loves a good campy horror film it was no surprise that Frank’s other movies such as Frankenhooker would end up on my list of what I personally consider a 90’s horror cult classic.
For those not familiar with the film, it is about a medical school dropout named Jeffrey who loses his weight loss struggling fiancée Elizabeth in a tragic lawnmower accident, and wants to bring her back to life. Using her saved head, he goes to the red light district in the city to find the perfect additional body parts he needs to recreate her….because “naturally I had to make some changes”.
Inspired by Patty Mullen, I drew a split face portrait of her as Elizabeth before and after the accident. It was done in pencil and chalk pastels. I call it “Tossed Human Salad”….
If you are familiar with the film you know that it was pretty much mandatory to do Elizabeth’s famous short circuit “Wanna date?” “Got any money?” facial expressions or it just would not be Frankenhooker.
Just boxed up and shipped off another custom Etsy order. This time the client requested 3 of my Monstrous Decor Frames in the various colors I usually do for my corpsified creations. What I love about them is that no two are ever a like. Here is how they turned out..
If you’re like me and like a good gothic, oddities type decor in your tomb sweet tomb (aka home) these are the perfect addition and great conversation starters. I find that they make great displays for Halloween, Horror and Gothic wedding photos, zombie walk photos and horror movie convention photos.
Over the past month I have been working on some new Limited Edition Dead Girl Decay hair pieces to make available for pre-made/ready to ship purchases for the gift giving season. As you know, all of my hair pieces are one-of-a-kind in my specialty style… a touch of whimsical meets macabre! Here is a glimpse of the ones I recently conjured up.
Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to purchase what I have left remaining and don’t forget to contact me to discuss pricing and details if you are interested in something more custom. You can see a great example if you scroll down to my previous post and of corpse at the Dead Girl Decay page of my portfolio website. When not worn they make for great decor and have also been used to give a unique look to special occasions such as weddings, proms etc.
I will start off by saying (once again) that I have never really been a fan of re-makes and re-boots. However, I will allow you to quote me as saying that the “re-boot” of Sabrina The Teenage Witch is quite the exception. Those of us who grew up on the Archie comics, the cartoon and even embraced the 90s TV sitcom got to enjoy the cutesy version of Sabrina Spellman.
Now as adults we get to bask in the sinful glory of a MUCH darker side of what it could have been like to be in Sabrina’s half-witch half-mortal shoes. So in other words, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina on Netflix is the version I had always hoped for but never got (sorry Melissa Joan Hart but I did love you in Clarissa Explains It All!). The first time I laid eyes on The Academy of Unseen Arts I was like “Screw Hogwarts! Sign me up here!” (I even have an alumni sweatshirt cause I am a dork like that). So I guess what I am trying to say is that I really dig this show. I think a lot of it has to do with all the incredible Biblical, Pagen, Horror Movie, Archie and Riverdale references that they incorporate and cross reference on top of the story line. Some being super obvious and others as hidden Easter Eggs for fans who really “get it”.
That leads me to my latest art piece inspired by the beautifully talented Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina. I didn’t want to just draw her in her everyday look. If you know a thing or two about the show you will definitely get the play on words that I am using for the title as you take in what I have drawn. I call it “Maybe Today Satan”…
For those who have not started watching this show yet, I will not give away too much. What I will say is that this split face portrait is inspired by Sabrina’s two royalty looks as the Queen of Hell aka Sabrina Spellman – Morningstar! This piece was done in pencils and chalk pastels.