Dracula And A Monkey
I did some photoshop tweaks to these two images, removing text and other clutter. They would make awesome tshirt designs. Sometime in the next year I want to make Monster Brains logo tshirts to sell on this blog and I might come back to this image for that. The Monster Brains logo in red would look really good on a shirt with this image at the center. The image is from a Theater window card advertising the stage version of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula," shown on November 5, 1928 at Ford's Theatre in Baltimore, MD. The wear of almost a century against the flat black resembles stars in outer space upon closer inspection, giving the Dracula head a weird cosmic terror vibe. I've been really inspired by this painting and I'm considering doing a series of paintings in a similar style. Monster heads against flat black backgrounds.
The bottom picture should be obvious to any horror movie fan, Bela Lugosi with a unibrow next to a primate... Murders in the Rue Morgue. You give Bela Lugosi control of a blood thirsty ape and nothing good is going to come from that.
And last, a similar beast...