31 Days of Horror: The cover art of Arrow Video

Day of the Dead (Arrow video)

Arrow Video is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of home media. Or, more appropriately, the Dr. Schlock and Mr. Prestige. The British company has released extras-laden DVDs for  the likes of The Bicycle Thief and The Conformist. It has also released B-movie morsels Class of Nuke ‘Em High, Christmas Evil and Maniac Cop. (Continue reading) Continue Reading ›

31 Days of Horror: The Posters of artist Jay Shaw

The Amityville Horror (1979)

The Amityville Horror (1979)

If you’re wondering why most of the posters featured thus far in Deep Fried Movie’s ode to horror film art pre-date the millenium, it’s because the sanctioned release posters for most movies (regardless of genre) have settled into a glut of representational monotony in the last decade.

Which is why I have such enthusiasm for the groundswell of original poster art from contemporary designers like Jay Shaw. More of Shaw’s work can be found here at his website. Tune back in tomorrow when Deep Fried Movies takes a look at the posters of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series. Continue Reading ›

31 Days of Horror: Hand-painted Thai movie posters

Terror Train (#2c)

Terror Train (1980)

Before putting together this collection of movie posters from Thailand, my knowledge of the country was informed almost entirety by The Hangover II, Only God Forgives and, of course, that staple of Thai tourism, Kickboxer. But in the process, I discovered a few new Thailand facts.

1) Thailand is known as The Land of Smiles. Is Malaysia known as The Kingdom of Snuggles and nobody told me? (continue reading) Continue Reading ›