Midnight Art: Killer ants attack in ‘Phase IV’

We’ll conclude seven days of eco-horror with the killer ant move Phase IV. According to IMDB: Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas. I have yet to see it myself, but I’m … Continue reading Midnight Art: Killer ants attack in ‘Phase IV’

Midnight art: ‘Night of the Lepus’

Ever hear of leporiphobia, or fear of rabbits? Well, Night of the Lepus probably won’t lead to it, but you will find some good laughs in the absurdity of man-eating, giant rabbits. Our art for tonight is the German poster for the movie, simply called Rabbits there. Night of the Lepus is another movie in the eco-horror genre. It’s about giant carnivorous rabbits that feed on … Continue reading Midnight art: ‘Night of the Lepus’

Midnight art: The 1972 movie ‘Frogs’

Do you think frogs are scary? Well, the maker of the movie Frogs sure did. We continue our eco-horror themed week at midnight art with a poster from Frogs. This is one of those movies that I remember watching on cable. I’m not exactly sure when. All I know was it was on weekday and it was a noontime movie on the USA Network or … Continue reading Midnight art: The 1972 movie ‘Frogs’

Midnight art: ‘The Food of the Gods’

Anybody ever hear of The Food of the Gods? We continue this week’s ecology-horror week with a poster from the 1976 movie The Food of the Gods. Allegedly based (very, very) loosely on an H.G. Welles story, the movie is about people trying to survive being attacked by giant wasps and rats who ate a mysterious substance that boiled up from the ground in British … Continue reading Midnight art: ‘The Food of the Gods’

Midnight Art: Oct. 23, 2017

Ever watch the environmental-themed horror movies that were all the fad during the 1970s? As a kid, I remember these being played quite a bit on cable, particularly on shows hosted on cable. Two of the most memorable were Commander USA on the USA Network and Grandpa Munster on TBS. I’m sure there are still quite a bit of movies made in the genre, but … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 23, 2017

Midnight Art: Oct. 20, 2017

How could we end Lon Chaney week at Midnight Art with anything else, but a poster from Phantom of the Opera? Released in 1925, it caused a sensation. Not only because of its use of color and grand sets, but because of Chaney’s amazing makeup job to create Erik the Phantom. It is probably Chaney’s most famous makeup job. For the role, he painted his … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 20, 2017

Midnight Art: Oct. 19, 2017

We continue Lon Chaney week at Midnight Art with one of his most famous roles. This time, we have a poster for the timeless Hunchback of Notre Dame story. Adapted many times over the centuries, it’s a story that perseveres. In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chaney plays Quasimodo, the said hunchback. With that role, he earns his reputation as a master of makeup and … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 19, 2017

Midnight Art: Oct. 17, 2017

Tonight’s art is another Lon Chaney Sr. poster. This is the Swedish one for Laugh, Clown, Laugh. The film was released in 1928, and like almost of Chaney’s films, it was silent. As a silent film, you’ll see the actors do much of their talking through their body language and their facial expressions. You’ll also notice the makeup at the time accentuates the parts of … Continue reading Midnight Art: Oct. 17, 2017