Swipe File – Trick’r Treat And Mr. Hush

Posted by July 26, 2012 Comment

It doesn’t stop at the fact there’s a punctuation mark in the title.

Here are the Blu-ray covers for Mike Dougherty’s superb, already solid-gold cult item Trick’r Treat and something called Mr. Hush.

The official plot blurb for Mr. Hush gives you a hint as to why the decided to rip off Trick’r Treat:

What is the ultimate horror? For Holland Price, it is losing everything he loves. Holland is a devoted family man whose life is turned upside-down by a horrifying figure one Halloween night.

In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself? If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn’t judge, it’s interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously, as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.

(Last Updated July 26, 2012 9:27 am )

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