Showing posts with label • The Monster Squad (1987). Show all posts
Showing posts with label • The Monster Squad (1987). Show all posts

May 24, 2010

The Art of Frankenstein : Lou Romano

This moonlit Frankenstein by Lou Romano was inspired by the beloved monster rally movie The Monster Squad (1987).

Romano produces wonderful retro-modern paintings, often with fantasy or horror themes. He also creates abstract science fiction art that recalls the work of Richard Powers.

Romano’s film credits read like an animator’s dream resumé. As an illustrator and designer, he has worked on such titles as The Iron Giant (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), The Incredibles (2004) and Up (2009). As a voice actor, he contributed to Cars (2006), WALL-E (2008), and he was Linguini, the human hero of Ratatouille (2007).

The set of five Monster Squad paintings are up on Romano’s superlative blog, otherwise brimming with eye-popping art.

Romano’s blog, and IMDB page.

An interview with the artist on Monzuki.

August 29, 2007

The Monster Squad

It took forever, but The Monster Squad, the sincere comedy-horror homage to classic movie monsters, is finally out on DVD in a special, 2-disc, 20th Anniversary edition.

Dread Central has a Comic-Con video feature on the DVD release, and here’s a very enthusiastic fansite about the film.

Kids today might snicker at the 80’s disco hairdos and expressions (“Bogus!”), but the movie has a BIG heart and it’ll win anyone over. After all, it’s got Dracula, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, the Gill man, and Tom Noonan as the good-guy Frankenstein Monster!

Speaking of Noonan, here’s a real treat from the DVD’s bonus features, via Shock Till You Drop, of the actor interviewed in makeup and in character. Check out A Conversation With Frankenstein.