Some of the most evocative, memorable images from horror movies over the years were lifted direct from previous art pieces, which just goes to show how much all art is in some way influenced and informed by past art. Even the greats, whether they intentionally set out to or not, have been known to recreate their favorite art in their own works.
In a thoroughly fascinating, wonderful video that Reddit/horror just brought to our attention, YouTube’s Jedediah Bishop highlights 60 such art pieces recreated in horror movies, putting the original pieces side by side with their horror movie recreations…
“William Friedkin, Wes Craven, Murnau, Ken Russell, Michele Soavi, Dario Argento, Ridley Scott, Fulci, Lynch, Tarsem Singh, William Malone and many others get inspired from Dali, Ernst, Magritte, Giger, Beksinski, Hopper, Goya, Fuseli, Böcklin, Bacon or Munch.”
If you watch only one video today, make it this one.