Everyone knows that Wes Craven modeled the Ghostface mask from Scream after a painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, but even well-studied aficionados might be surprised to learn just how often filmmakers recreate classic art scenes in horror movies. Indeed, unless you have degrees in both filmmaking and art history, many of these allusions can be completely missed.
Which is why the video below, assembled by YouTuber Jedediah Bishop is so damn interesting: Tableaux vivants: 60 Art pieces recreated in Horror Films is a stunning and illuminating ride that will give you a new appreciation for many genre gems. The video packs a ton of info into 5 short minutes, so keep your finger on that pause button in order to absorb each example in its entirety.
Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
Official Synopsis: William Friedkin, Wes Craven, Murnau, Ken Russell, Michele Soavi, Dario Argento, Ridley Scott, Fulci, Lynch, Tarsem Singh, William Malone and many others get inspired from Dali, Ernst, Magritte, Giger, Beksinski, Hopper, Goya, Fuseli, Böcklin, Bacon or Munch.