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Ghostbusters movie sketch by Bernie Wrightson

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1984
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Voici un hommage a Ghostbusters,pas le remake hyper commercial et opportuniste bientot sur nos ecran , non,  l original , le petit plaisir coupable des annees 80, un film "debile" qui faisait concurrence a Gremlins, autre film culte des eighties.
Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas,
A  l epoque (84) Bernie Wrightson, maitre de l horreur dans les seventies ( Jenifer...) officiait au cinema dans le design de monstres pour  grands studios et avait deja realise les concepts de la  creature de The Thing (82) de Carpenter.
Ici on comprend que ses concepts de monstres  pour le film, bien que caricaturaux et parodiques, tres proches  de son Creepshow (82),  n'aient pas ete retenus a cause de leur caractere bien trop effrayant pour  les ados de l'epoque.
De nos jours ce genre de zombies chez des ados gaves de jeux videos violents , de gore  et de Walking dead preterait plutot a sourire.
O tempora o mores !

Dans le prochain post (dans 10 jours)  je mettrai un autre ghostbuster tres Creepshow, egalement realise pour le film Ghostbusters. Il demontrera que le maitre du macabre etait encore en pleine possession de ses moyens.

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About Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson was one of the best artists of horror comics, with a career spanning from the mid 1960s through the mid 2010s. Nicknamed the "Master of the Macabre", he was at his best when drawing grotesque monsters, vampires, werewolves, cyclopses, mummy's and other eerie creatures. He is praised for his visual storytelling, absurd humor and for his complex and detailed drawing technique, which makes use of a lot of shadow work and shading. Where his artwork is clearly inspired by other horror staples like Frank Frazetta and Graham Ingels, his moody pages also breathe the atmosphere of writers like Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe. He has worked extensively for the horror and mystery titles of DC Comics, for which he created 'The Swamp Thing' with writer Len Wein. He is also known for his comic adaptations of classic horror stories and his collaborations with Stephen King. Later in his career, he has done design work for the movie industry. Text (c) Lambiek