L.A.-via Detroit video director/photographer/poster artist Jesus Rivera wears a lot of creative hats, and he wears them all under the pseudonym “Demonbabies.” His range of styles is as diverse as his range of media, as a perusal of his web site will confirm, but what concerns us on this fine Halloween is his wonderful ongoing series of classic horror flick posters, redesigned as vintage 8-bit Nintendo video game startup screens. He’s been doing these for a few years, and sharing them, and other warped goodies, on his Instagram and on his “Shitty Halloween” Tumblr page. We love how these lean so heavily toward cult horror like House, Cannibal Holocaust, Possession, and I Spit on Your Grave, largely eschewing more mainstream offerings. He’s also done some in video form, complete with glitchy 8-bit music, and those are at the end of this post.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘The Shining’ in the style of an 8-bit video game
Wonderfully lurid and macabre posters from the Grand Guignol