Excellent Scientific Movie Art by Chet Phillips
You’re probably well aware by now that I love movie-related art. Well every now and again I stumble on some that’s right up my street in terms of what I get excited about sharing on this site.
These brilliant and imaginative illustrations are by an artist called Chet Phillips. They’re from a series he did called “Unnatural History”. They explore pop culture characters depicted as “vintage biology illustration studies”.
I originally found the Graboid one on Pinterest then ended up down a rabbit hole of artistic treasures.
They’re available to buy as prints and playing cards from places like Etsy and other online shops.
I think my favourite is Aliena Parasitus from The Thing (1982). Which is yours? 🤔
Graboid: Tremors (1990)
Fauno: Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Slimer: Ghostbusters (1984)
Xenomorph: Alien (1979)
Sandworm: Beetlejuice (1988)
Kowakian Monkey-Lizard (Salacious B. Crumb): Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Mogwai/Gremlin (Stripe): Gremlins (1984)
Rancor: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Bioraptor: Pitch black (2000)
The Living Skeletons: Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
The Kraken: Clash of the Titans (1981)
Frank the Rabbit: Donnie Darko (2001)
Arachnid ("Bug"): Starship Troopers (1997)
Dragon (Draco): Dragonheart (1997)
The Demogorgon: Stranger Things
Sammael: Hellboy (2004)
Acromantula (Aragog): Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)