Horror Art – The astounding art of Chris Andres


Horror Art – The astounding art of Chris Andres

Chris P. Andres is an artist extraordinaire whose work portrays, beauty and horror simultaneously; a state of exquisite grotesquery. His dark creations are visions of hell-born wonders splattered with sacred imagery. Chris earned his MFA at The University of Notre Dame where his artwork challenged the status quo due to their blasphemous subject matter. You can see Chris Andres’ work on exhibit at the Salem Art Gallery in Salem MA from Sept. 23rd to Dec 31st. Or you can own a piece of his magnificent work by visiting his Etsy Page, where every item is handmade and therefore one of a kind.

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Faux Taxidermy:



The artist, with some of his recent works:


Chris Andres Etsy Shophttps://www.etsy.com/listing/451094430/plague-doctor-one-of-a-kind-hand-made


Going to Salem in the near future? Be sure to attend the exhibition…

The Salem Art Gallery, 64 Bridge Street, Salem, MA 01970



Horror Art – Depictions of Hell – part I

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What does Hell look like?

Here’s a collection of classic art depictions of Hell and demons

pleasant dreams…



The Mask (1961) – movie review

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mask dvdThe Mask (1961)

Who knew The Mask with Jim Carrey was a remake? I didn’t. This original was not however, a comedy. In fact, in 1961, this was probably considered an extreme horror film. When a young archeologist steals an ancient mask from the museum, he thinks he has a great find. However, when he puts the Mask on, he is inundated with visions of hell, until the evil takes over and drives him mad. The mask drives the wearer to carry out his/her desires, which in most cases here, leads to death. The Archeologist, tries to explain this to his analytical psychiatrist who disregards the notion. Not wanting to hurt anyone, the archeologist commits suicide. However, before his death, he mails the Mask to his psychiatrist, who can’t help but put it on. Soon, the psychiatrist is transformed into a murderous psycho.

This was one of the early forays into 3D using the blue/red lenses. The movie has 3D parts and amazingly, the dvd even came with the glasses. The way it works, as described in the intro, is when the person places the Mask on his face, the viewers put on the glasses. So, we get to see the trippy visions of hell in 3D.mask pic 4

The nightmare sequences are the highlights of this film. They are ghastly, ethereal sequences of floating skulls, zombie-like henchmen, wicked hags,  masked women on alters, and shooting flames – visions of horror worthy of a Rob Zombie or Marilyn Manson music video. The sound compositions in these sequences add to their weirdness, using strange effects, reverb, muted vibrations and other interesting techniques. Not all the 3D gags work great, the floating eyeballs don’t really look like they’re coming at you, nor do some of the flame effects but, it does create a real depth of vision in some scenes.

The film would be average as a thriller, were it not for the nightmare scenes. The acting is stiff in the beginning and the pace is rather slow. However, with the hellish scenes, it is transformed into a cult-classic that makes for interesting viewing. It was later re-released as The Eyes of Hell and was shot in Toronto, Canada. It is thought to be the first Canadian Horror Film.