Ukrainian artist creates a digital blizzard of horror icon snowmen

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Nov 12, 2017

Though Turkey Day is is still ahead of us on the holiday calendar, we're all aware that winter and its cruel, ragged hand is on the way, and for most parts of our country that means snow ... lots of snow.

So in the same vein as making lemonade from lemons, Ukrainian illustrator and digital artist Nikita Veprikov has taken mounds of virtual snow and crafted a trio of terrifying snowmen for a client using the characters from Silence of the Lambs, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and the Saw franchise. The three nightmarish snow-villains of Freddy Krueger, Billy the Puppet, and Hannibal Lecter have bled out of the dark aftermath of Halloween and are deceptively festive in their fresh winter white.

Veprikov told SYFY WIRE that there were only three created for the Michurin advertising agency and their client, KLO gas stations.

"This was used for billboards to advertise fuel that works well in low temperatures," he said via email. "Client came up with the concept: to draw snowmen that depicts cold weather and combine them with famous horror characters to scare drivers. The slogan used along with illustrations was "Has frost started to frighten you?" Client mentioned which characters from horrors he liked and I came up with the designs that was sorted out and improved on the stage of sketches. Making designs I just adapted key features of each movie character to the snowmen bodies."

Check out these frosty fiends in the gallery below and tell us what other horror film icons you'd love to see given a snowman makeover.

(Via Bloody Disgusting)