“All exploitive art should look like it’s been knocked up at 5am by some wasted bum who once had talent but is now seriously on the slide.”



The best thing about creating these classic horror paintings is that I get to revisit all the styles and influences that were about when I was just a young weenie back in the 60’s. For ‘The Crawling Eye’ I replicated the Frazetta ‘Creepy’ covers and for ‘Suspiria’ I emulated the Famous Monsters Of Filmland covers by Basil Gogos. There’s quite a few Aurora Monster Box influences (James Bama) in there too and the atmospheric matte paintings that Les Bowie did for Hammer Films really impact on my backgrounds. For Repulsion I fancied popping back to the early days of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, which was a superb show until some dopey executive decided to introduce ‘funny’ skits and spoil it.