Horror Directors: Horror directors Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Dario Argento, and John Carpenter are shown as Pixar characters in an app that turns people into cartoons.
Many individuals associate names like Wes Craven and John Carpenter with fear, but the furthest thing from scary are cartoon-ified versions of the acclaimed horror directors recently shared on social media.
Along with George A. Romero and Dario Argento, Craven and Carpenter are among the genre’s most influential filmmakers. During a prolific period in the ’70s and’ 80s, all produced work.
The films made by Argento had a significant influence on both Italian and American cinema. For Suspiria and Inferno, which inventively repurpose experimental arthouse aesthetics to create disturbing visual effects, the director is best known.
In his films, Argento mixed elements of mystery and suspense stories, which in turn affected the Carpenter and Craven-related slasher theme. At about the same time, the latter filmmakers were still producing films: early in the decade, Craven premiered The Last House on the Left and released The Hills Have Eyes in 1977, the same year that Suspiria came out.
Before producing Halloween, Carpenter made a series of disappointing films in the ’70s, a now-classic film starring Jamie Lee Curtis that many regards as responsible for popularizing the slasher form. With Night of the Living Dead, in which cannibal ghouls thirst for human blood, Romero is credited for successfully inventing the dystopian zombie’ splatter film’ subgenre.
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In addition to sharing joy on the internet, the toons commemorate the birthday of John Carpenter, which is January 16. The Thing and the Halloween franchise’s seminal director turned 72.
Recently, Carpenter took part in a rebooted sequel to the 2018 series, also called Halloween, which brought back the original scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode to face off decades later with her nemesis Michael Myers (a returning Nick Castle).
The Ward, which stars Amber Heard as a woman possessed by a ghost while institutionalized in the 60s, is Carpenter’s most recent directorial effort. Argento is still producing films and influenced a new revival of Suspiria from director Luca Guadagnino. Both Craven and Romero recently died, respectively, in 2015 and 2017.
For someone who has seen one of the studio’s movies, the animated animation theme of Pixar is unmistakable. An amusing reminder that even the most traumatizing works of art are produced under mundane circumstances is the juxtaposition of the cutesy, wide-eyed faces of a Pixar character with four actual humans renowned for creating incredibly grim and distorted bodies of work.
More specifically, it’s a nice way to wish a happy birthday to Carpenter and to express gratitude for the numerous cultural achievements made to society by Craven, Romero, and Argento.