When Horror Movies and Art Collide

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As a horror movie addict, I get offended when the genre non-lovers dismiss horror movies as gross or pointless.  How can they not appreciate the artistic elements in the horror classics? Maybe it’s their way of saying they have a weak stomach.

However, there is one person that truly sees the art in our favorite horrors, and his name is Eugene Chung. I was so impressed with his work, I tracked Eugene down and asked him a few questions.

Q. When did you do your first ‘horror’ painting?
A. 2001

Q. Are you a horror movie fan and which is your favorite?
A. Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hannibal, Saw and Hostel.

Q. What do you like about painting horror portraits specifically and what character is your favourite?
A. It depends on the killing scene. I have no idea what favourite character, there are too many good ones.  I just enjoy drawing horror movies best scenes or ones I have memorized.

Q. What are you planning to do next in the horror genre?
A. I am working on all horror character including a haunted house or some special scary place background put into one picture as collage painting. They will be killing each other and I will be trying to incorporate a story. It will be complete by early 2015.

Q. How long does it take you to make a large painting?
A. A large painting at 20×24 inches takes 2~3 weeks and a 24×36 inch takes 3~4 weeks.

And this is what we are talking about… given that he spends  up to 4 weeks perfecting his work, the fact that you can buy one for between the price of $40 to $130 is quite amazing!

The Walking Dead
Pastel Art of The Walking Dead Pastel Art of the Walking Dead Pastel Art of the Walking Dead's Michonne
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Pastel Art of The Walking Dead's Daryl Pastel Art of The Walking Dead's Hurshel Pastel Art of The Walking Dead Pastel Art of The Walking Dead's Rick
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Frankenstein’s Bride
Pastel Art Frankenstein's Bride Pastel Art Frankenstein
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Horror Icons
Pastel Art of horror Icon Christopher Lee as Dracula Pastel Art of horror Icon Creature From The Black Lagoon Pastel Art of horror Icon Freddy Krueger Pastel Art of horror Icon Jason Voorhees
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Horror Collage
A Pastel Art Work of Various Horror Icons A Pastel Art Work of Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger
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You can see of Eugene’s work here where he also does some fantastic super hero work and some brilliant Scar Face paintings. If you like Chung’s work but don’t see anything that takes your fancy, he will also do special requests just send him an email contact@eugenesportraits.com

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