“The Mummy” and “Romancing the Stone”
Taking a cue from classic monster movies and grocery store romance novels, we have two prints for “The Mummy” and “Romancing the Stone,” two films that bring classic adventure to life in different ways. Nate Gonzales’ print for the Brendan Fraser vehicle is inspired by the movie posters that used to adorn beautiful movie houses so many decades ago. Meanwhile, Nick Charge’s “Romancing the Stone” print has the hazy, illustrated look of a novel that will get things steamy for your mother or aunt.
“A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “The Lighthouse”
On the more twisted side of cinematic imagery, we’ve got these posters for “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “The Lighthouse.” Freddy Krueger’s sharp, gloved hand is made gigantic in Adam Rabalais’ poster design that takes a cue from the famous “Jaws” poster. Meanwhile, “The Lighthouse” is almost made sentient in Melvin’s Mago’s print, which gives the titular location a coat and hat, complete with an ominous seagull perched on the head and the tentacles of an octopus wrapping around its shoulders.
“Scream” and “The Exorcist”
It’s an excellent day for an exorcism in Rich Davies’ poster for the classic horror film “The Exorcist,” which finds the priest climbing the stairs that will lead him to quite the horrifying experience. But that’s not all that Davies has for horror fans, because he’s also put together a more traditional poster for the original “Scream,” assembling all of the key cast members around the signature Ghostface killer.
“Mission: Impossible” and “Predator”
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to grab this print for the original 1996 “Mission: Impossible” movie. Artist Yvan Quinet’s print for the action blockbuster brings together the Impossible Mission Force on top of a file inspired by the computer files seen in the then-timely technology. Thankfully, there’s no Jon Voight to be seen, but Henry Czerny as Kittridge makes a little appearance. On the other hand, you could take on a different kind of mission by picking up this muddy print for “Predator” by artist Chris Koehler. C’mon! Do it now!
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Batman Returns”
Now is a good time to remind you that Tim Burton didn’t direct “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Although it’s very much based on a story idea by Burton and he also produced the movie, it’s actually stop-motion master Henry Selick who brought this movie to life. This print by Jeff Kepler (aka Seventh Voyage) features Jack Skellington (and his trusty ghost dog Zero) in all his Sandy Claws glory before he eventually gets blasted out of the sky by the authorities. However, Tim Burton did give us another fantastic Christmas movie in the DC Comics sequel “Batman Returns,” and Catwoman takes the spotlight in this fantastic composition of illustrations from artist Rich Davies.
“Kill Bill” in the style of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Evil Dead”
Wow! Who would have thought that both volumes of Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill” could be perfectly represented with remixed posters of horror classics? Inspired by “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Evil Dead,” these two prints by Chris Koehler and Benedict Woodhead (respectively) take memorable scenes from “Kill Bill” and perfectly repurpose them with similar imagery from those original horror posters. This is exactly the kind of movie mash-up art that I love. Get them together as a set or buy them individually as Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
“X-Men: The Animated Series” and “Jurassic Park”
Let’s take a turn into the realm of comic books. First, Julien Rico Jr. has delivered a bright and colorful print featuring the ’90s animated mutants from “X-Men: The Animated Series.” For me, this is the definitive version of the X-Men, and this is a great tribute to the main roster of characters. Then we have some artistic liberties taken with “Jurassic Park” by turning the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film into an old school “Weird Science” comic book, created by artist Danny Schlitz.
“Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” and “The Wizard of Oz”
We’re not in Kansas anymore. Things are getting weird, especially with these prints for “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” and the all-time great classic “The Wizard of Oz.” The Mondo print for the Weird Al movie from artist JJ Harrison recreates a scene from the parody movie that’s actually based on Yankovic’s real life, where he recorded his first song in a public bathroom. Meanwhile, Ape Meets Girl’s print combines the classic sepia tone of Kansas with the technicolor of Oz, as Dorothy steps out of her transported farmhouse into a magical but dangerous world.
Grover and Kermit and Vincent Price
In these adorable prints, a couple familiar Muppets share a moment with two very different counterparts. Glen Brogan’s print imagines Grover as an aged author signing copies of the classic “Sesame Street” book “The Monster at the End of This Book.” Meanwhile, Barret Chapman’s artwork celebrates a moment from “The Muppet Show” where Kermit the Frog and horror legend Vincent Price pretend to be vampires.