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Horror Icons If They Appeared In ‘Cuphead’!

One of the best games of 2017 was the indie Cuphead, a retro-themed run and gunner that followed the title character as he fights a series of bosses in order to repay a debt to the devil.

The best aspect of the game are the colorful and unique villains who create chaos for the player in one of the hardest games I’ve ever played. Artist Matthew Hutchinson thought, what if Cuphead took place in the horror universe, and thus created a series of retro-inspired horror icons in the vintage cartoon style!

Here’s a look at his first batch that’s perfectly in line with the Cuphead aesthetic.

Cuphead style Horror Villains



  • Saturn

    Ha ha! They’re blood fantastic.
    I expect several will soon become people’s online avatars.
    I don’t know which is my favourite, as I like most of them, the only ones I’m not too up with are the Hannibal, Beetlejuice and Michael one. At a stretch I think I favour Pinhead or Leatherface out of them, but Freddy and Jason a great too.

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      did you notice they put jason in a jump suit? people always do. They put him in a blue jump suit or that horrid olive jacket he wore in VS

      • Saturn

        I did notice that in that picture Jason had obviously killed Mickey Mouse at some stage…..

  • AldermachXI

    Cuphead. One word. Get it right.

  • AWESOME! I love this game so this was a nice surprise!

  • AdamX

    Very cool!

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    is that the same artist? because they look exactly the same in style, it looks nice, it could even be a dlc…

    • Matthew Hutchinson

      Hi! Im the artist for these, they would be so amazing as a DLC hehe. Im from Melbourne Australia, so no affiliation with the cuphead guys!

      • Saturn

        Good work.

  • Lady Bathory

    I really like the style of this game! Probably won’t play it, though…

    • Michael Parker

      Cuphead is loads of frustrating fun. Difficult enough to motivate you, not discourage. Plus, the game is beautiful all the way around!

      • AldermachXI

        The gameplay is pretty basic retro style fun. But from an audio/visual standpoint, the game is incredible. I’ve never been able to decide what I like better…the art style or the soundtrack. Both are great.

  • Black Panther

    Yes, please make a horror themed DLC!

    • DJ sTikInsEkT

      do it yourself… cuphead was made on out dated, old school plat form technology. you could do it in your room. no need big team of millions of dollars like the new call of duty games. you can make a simple platformer with sprites in your room the coding for the old engines will be easy.

      • Schwifty

        Only problem there is, that’s not exactly how they made “Cuphead”. All the animation and graphics were done with hand-painted cel animation using traditional techniques and, if I’m not mistaken, it was even transferred to Academy-ratio film to give it the authentic feel of an old “Merry Melodies” cartoon.

  • Jay Bennett

    These are fantastic

  • Matthew Hutchinson

    Hi guys!
    Im the artist of these images! Glad you’re liking them, got heaps more on the go too!
    Im looking at doing limited prints of these if anyones interested.
    Heres my instagram too if your keen:

  • khail19

    What? No Sadako or Kayako?

  • Jérémy Kuprowski

    Didn’t expect to see Audrey II… Very nice work!

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I’d buy that DLC for sure. Actually, I’d buy an Xbox for it. Cuphead rocked.

  • bastardjackyll

    They forgot Jonathan Schaech!

  • DJ sTikInsEkT

    why only the main ones? what about the creeper 1948 or something obscure. always the same freddy, penny, chucky, freddy, penny, chucky always always

  • I Am Colossus

    Boy that Pennywise one is pretty damn freaky

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