Venture forth, if you dare, into the dark heart of Transylvania, where creatures of the night lurk in the shadows. Inspired by Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, this musical opus truly embodies the mysterious land of vampires, witches and werewolves. The seductive and sinister sounds range from haunting piano, violin and harpsichord melodies to creepy pipe organs and tolling bells. Wailing spirits lend their ghostly voices to several tracks while gothic choirs soar to unearthly crescendos. Sinister voices echo from the crypt as vampires beckon you further into their lair. Witches tell tales of dark things that prowl the night, wolves howl beneath the full moon, bats screech and flutter, and stone guardians warn unwary trespassers to beware.
I don’t usually go with watching comedies – but exceptions are sometimes good – especially if the movies are a bit older than yourself and are coming from big-hit directors. Scorsese’s After Hours is a twist, a dark trip throughout a night in the possessed Manhattan – where everything good might go wrong without any established reason.
A tale about a computer programmer who finds himself attracted to the luxurious sinful lifestyle that rises from beyond the night’s darkness.
He meets a young – desirable blonde who will make him look for her. Ending up at her place – he will discover a series of puzzling truths that will soon unfold the movie’s entire uniqueness.
Structured as a adventure without a proper final destination – this film is presenting a world of unimaginable strangeness. Nothing is what it seems – what it should be.
A strange series of actions and characters will fill our protagonist’s cup of wanting to know more. He will become involved in bizarre phenomenon – and he will be mistaken for what he is not.
At the end of the night he will surely want to erase/format all these adventurous phrases from his head – as he ends up at work being all worked-up. But he survives – presented as a theme for what you should do with your spare time.
Starring Griffin Dunne and Rosanna Arquette the movie won the Best Director Award at the 1986 edition of the Cannes Film festival.
Mike Corriero is a concept artist and illustrator having a certain passion for designing creatures and unreal-based environments. His applied genres vary from horror to fantasy and sci-fi. Colorful places and more colorful characters – something you can enjoy in all of the artist’s works. He created cards for various games such as “Warstorm” and “Legend of the Cryptids”. You can find some of his illustrations following these links:
CG (computer graphics) refer to digital artwork that became a phenomenon that spread around the world. Starting in Japan with the release of dojinshi/manga style games – the success of this type of art was inevitable. Experienced and inexperienced computer programmers and not only fell into it’s miracle. Artists used different types of software in order to create 2D images that explain the depths of their imagination.
Yeonsi is a Korean CG artist that uses humanoid forms for his characters. There’s a sense of RPG incorporated in his works since he depicts elves, rogues, warriors, predominantly females. A sense of detail struck each of his works.
How could you describe yourself in a very expressive way if not putting some elegance into your portrait. A clown – representing the possibility of hiding emotions under a mask, a serious face under a smile – is used as a subject in this great work.
It is about one self, how he perceive his reality and his ability to accept it.
Mr. Arashi’s Amazing Freak Show was Suehiro Maruo’s first manga work to be translated into English (by Yoko Umezawa and Laura Lindgren).
As the author says in the first chapter, this is a curious story about society’s outcasts, the world’s unwanted, the weird and the unnatural. Using surrealistic tones and lots of visual elements that describe the story’s universe – Maruo introduces us to the not-your-everyday type of stories. His grotesque, wild imagination can sometimes makes you wonder if this is the kind of manga you would read. It is sadistically violent, with gross accents and at some points if offers unbearable visual depictions of human behavior.
It is a work of fiction but at times it suggests that these drawings were inspired by true events – which denotes only that reality could be more cruel than an obsessive, explicit violent artwork.
If we are talking visual art – this is a must read work – since it has a unique style attached – making every character, every creature and every action seem surprisingly real.
Recommended only if you’re looking for something quite different from what you’ve happened to read til this moment.