Hollywood-is-Dead Unleashes New Series of Summer Blockbuster Zombie Posters!

Artist Matt Busch is about to unveil the latest set of HOLLYWOOD IS DEAD movie posters! This series of zombie parodies will cover movie classics like STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, LORD OF THE RINGS, and more!
Spread the Word
Listed Under

* Matt Busch
* Star Wars
* Hollywood
* Dead
* Movie
* Poster
* Zombie
* Indiana Jones
* Lord Of The Rings
* Art
* Painting
* Draw

* Arts
* Movies
* Entertainment

* Macomb - Michigan - US

July 11, 2011 - PRLog -- Contact: Matt Busch
Cell Phone: 586-604-1168
Email: matt@mattbusch.com
Website: www.Hollywood-is-Dead.com


DETROIT, MI -- Artist Matt Busch is about to unveil the fourth incarnation of Hollywood-is-Dead, a collection of hand-painted, re-imagined movie posters with a zombie twist.  This time around, the series will focus on big-name blockbusters like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (Lara Crypt: Tomb Riser) The Sixth Sense (The Sick Sense) and The Shawshank Redemption (Shawshank Reanimated).  "Summer is when all the studios release their big guns," comments Busch, "so it's perfect timing to pay homage to the wondrous posters that leave us in awe."

Busch first made waves with his undead parodies in 2009 with Zombie Wars, a project authorized by Lucasfilm, repainting all 6 Star Wars movie posters with his decrepit vision. Media attention for the posters went as far as Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and G4TV.  Since then, the outbreak expanded into an Online gallery, Hollywood-is-Dead.com, with over 40 posters, including Harry Potter (Scary Rotter), Toy Story (Toy Gory) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (Breakfast is Tiffany).

For this latest series of zombified posters, Busch has returned to the roots that started it all; Star Wars.  Busch explains, "When I illustrated the original set of Zombie Wars posters, I had no idea how big this was going to be, so I just picked my favorite poster images from the saga."  For Star Wars- Episode 4: A New Hope, Busch chose a rare poster image that Drew Struzan illustrated for the 10th Anniversary.  "A lot of collectors loved what I did, but purists have been begging for the standard one-sheet that everyone knows. Thus, the Zombie Wars: A New Epidemic alternate version has now been infected."

Also coming to light this summer is the complete Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Lord of the Rank: The Festering of the Rotten, The Tomb Towers, and Return from the Crypt).  Busch also completes the previous Indiana Bones trilogy with the fourth installment based on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.  Busch chimes, "The original title is already so ridiculously long, so I had a lot of fun putting a spin on that.  Plus, each sequel poster develops the undead evolution of its decrepit saga."

In addition to the posters, Busch has recently struck a licensing deal with Fright-Rags to produce high quality full color shirts.  Fright-Rags is known as the leader in horror apparel and has already released a shirt branding the art for Zombie Wars: The Living Dead Strike Back.  As well, the Hollywood-is-Dead original paintings are exhibited in the ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery in Reston, Virginia. Portions of the gallery sales are donated to the Nation Film Preservation Foundation. Gallery owner Leslie Combemale states, "Yes, these images are over-the-top, but they are also a love note from Matt to the original artists who created these classics and to the dying art used to make classic movie posters."

To see the current collection and learn more about the project, visit the official site: http://www.Hollywood-is-Dead.com

To see Fright-Rags' Hollywood-is-Dead apparel, visit: http://www.fright-rags.com/the-living-dead-strikes-back-p...

To see the original art at ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery, visit: http://www.artinsights.com/ViewArtist.aspx?ArtistId=38

Interviews and high resolution images available upon request.

   #   #   #

# # #

Planetmatt Ent. is run by artist Matt Busch and produces illustration for A-list movies, posters, books, games, toys and more. Planetmatt has also expanded into producing movies and video which have broken records with Online viewing and DVD sales.
Source:Matt Busch
Email:***@mattbusch.com Email Verified
Phone:(586) 604-1168
Tags:Matt Busch, Star Wars, Hollywood, Dead, Movie, Poster, Zombie, Indiana Jones, Lord Of The Rings, Art, Painting, Draw
Industry:Arts, Movies, Entertainment
Location:Macomb - Michigan - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse

Like PRLog?
Click to Share