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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)

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)

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