17 Hollywood classics reimagined as bloodthirsty zombie thrillers

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Marc Bernardin
Dec 16, 2012

Undead mashups are nothing new—Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is but one drop in a big bucket—but one fine artist has taken it to a new level, painting pitch-perfect re-creations of classic posters with a particularly toothsome flair.

Artist Matt Busch doesn't resort to Photoshop trickery for his posters, which comprise a project he calls Hollywood Is Dead—he repaints them by hand. According to Busch:

"Hollywood is Dead has been one of the most fulfilling projects I've ever worked on. I grew up on great movies, but the movie posters themselves are almost more vivid in my memory as iconic images. So the opportunity to really study the original master artists like Drew Struzan, John Alvin, Bob Peak, Richard Amsel and others has been awesome.

"It's an ironic twist, to take these beautiful master-works and attempt to recreate every detail, while at the same time, shredding them to bloody pulps. Literally. Nothing here is sacred, but it's all in good fun and out of the utmost respect to the original posters that had such an impact on my life."

Some of these might be Not Safe For Work, depending on your workplace's tolerance for tattered flesh and oozing wounds.