Nothing quite puts a smile on my face like those goofy popsicles the ice cream man sells, which always look much cooler on the wrappers than they actually do in person. Though the gumball eyes are always in the wrong places, there’s nevertheless a childlike joy that comes along with eating Spider-Man’s head, and doing so is always one of the highlights of summer.
Loveable characters like Spongebob Squarepants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are all offered up for consumption by the ice cream man, and since popsicles mostly cater to children, we unfortunately will never know the joys of licking the heads of our favorite horror icons – or eating their misplaced gumball eyes.
But have no fear, because we’re about to head into a magical world wherein guys like Jason, Freddy and Michael Myers stand right alongside family-friendly characters like Spongebob and Spider-Man.
A couple years back, artist Frank Browning and I partnered up and created a series of horror movie popsicles, using those iconic promo images that are plastered all over the ice cream man’s truck as inspiration. The art was originally posted on my old blog Freddy In Space, and now we present them here on iHorror.
As a companion piece to the Ben & Jerry’s Horror Movie Flavors, check out the full line of Horror Movie Popsicles below. And if you want to be in the proper mindset first, CLICK HERE to listen to the ice cream man’s jingle while you look through the gallery!