Illustrated Horror

There's nothing like the illustrated image of horror. It somehow stirs the imagination with excitement and adventure. I've always been attracted to bad films with great names, The Horrors of Spider Island, Zombies of the Underworld, Caverns of the Undead. The graphics and imagery that were used to promote them were extremely exciting, usually painted, and suggested a story far more interesting then the one they were selling.


Edgar Allen Poe's Tell Tale Heart designed by Paul Julian

Since I've found the Hangman, I've checked out more of Paul Julian's work. Here is The Tell Tale Heart, created in 1953 at UPA studios. Great moody piece with excellent narration by James Mason. Note the the direct influence from artist Salvador Dali.

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