This Halloween treat yourself to one of the many thrilling films re-released by 20th Century Fox and Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Each film (Out Now), 19 in total, has a brand new cover boldly designed by the Mexican-Cuban artist, Orlando Arocena (also known as mexifunk), who's a graduate from the Pratt Institute and a co-founder of Uptown Arts. With more than 20 years experience delivering creative solutions for some of the world's most recognizable brands, Orlando has established himself as a non-conventional vector artist who explores cultural iconography, pop culture, and speculative narratives.

Presently he's collaborating with a number of art organizations located in New York City and Los Angeles, such as Republic Worldwide Inc., The Lodge Gallery, The Fountain Art Fair, Gallery 1988, Iam8Bit Gallery, and the Poster Posse. So when you've got the time, please check out the following new cover's he's designed for each of these films, with each film being complemented with one of my usual filmic-facts. Nice one, Orlando. First class art.

The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead
Film Fact: In order to encourage some of the
zombie extras to eat real calf-brains, Dan
O'Bannon, the director of this film, ate some
himself.  He also paid them a little bit
extra, which obviously helped.


Film Fact: One of the main reasons no
major stars appeared in this flick, was
because Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper
wanted to add a sense of realism to the family
that would off-balance the ghost story.

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein
Film Fact:  During the dinner table scene,
where Frederick is reading from his
Grandfathers journal, he's actually
paraphrasing two extracts from the
original novel written by Mary Shelley.

From Hell

From Hell
Film Fact: Johnny Depp, one of the main
stars in this mystery, is a big fan of Jack the
Ripper as well as the whole mythology
surrounding his murders. So much so, in
fact, that he named one of his children Jack.


Film Fact: The name of the high school
featured in this Stephen King horror classic
is 'Bates High'. This is a reference to
Norman Bates from the Alfred Hitchcock
thriller, 'Psycho'.

Jeepers Creeper

Jeepers Creeper
Film Fact: Originally Victor Salva wrote
the part of the Creeper for Lance Henriksen. 
Yet for reasons of his own he passed
on the offer, as he felt that he was starting
to get typecast in similar roles.  

Child's Play

Child's Play
Film Fact: Chucky's full name is Charles
Lee Ray, and it derives from the names of
three notorious killers: Charles Manson,
Lee Harvey Oswald, and James Earl Ray.

The Hills Have Eyes

The Hills Have Eyes
Film Fact: According to the director, Wes
Craven, all of this film was shot on cameras
rented from a famous pornographer
based in California.

The Fly

The Fly
Film Fact: Jeff Goldblum wrote Vincent Price
a letter before starring in this remake. He said, 
"I hope you like it as much as I liked yours".
Now Price was so touched by this, that
after he watched the film, he wrote back and
described it as being, "wonderful right up to
a certain point, then it went a little too far."

28 Days Later

28 Days Later
Film Fact: The scene in which Jim,
Selena,  Frank, and Hannah, held a
celebration was shot on September
the 11th, 2001. Danny Boyle, the
director of this film, said that it felt
extremely strange to shoot this scene
on this particularly tragic day.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Film Fact: When this film was first shipped
to the cinemas it was given the code-name,
'Bloody Honest', insinuating Lincon's 
original nickname, 'Honest Abe'.

Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein
Film Fact:  Even though this film was told
from Igor's perspective, Igor doesn't appear 
in the original novel yet was a convention 
introduced in the early series of films.


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