Stephen Romano’s RETRO 13 goes live on MARCH 23!

 

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After more than a year of work, my new ONLINE GALERY PROJECT finally begins in just two weeks, on MARCH 23, 2015. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE for the official announcement.

That image, by the way, is a sneak preview of some of the art you’ll be seeing in the next three months, as I roll out my exclusive, all-new RETRO 13 series. This is not a new book or a DVD or anything like that. This is an ongoing online gallery of original one-sheet posters based on CLASSIC AND OBSCURE GENRE FILMS, which I am posting exclusively at Dread Central. You’ll not be able to see these awesome new posters anywhere else. And you are invited to download them, share them, give them away to your kids, whatever. It’s completely FREE to fanatic fans of fantastic films! The series includes wild new takes on such well-known masterpieces as HELLRAISER, along with eye-scorching tributes to forgotten shlock gems like DEATH COLLECTOR.

In addition to the posters, I’ll be talking a little bit about each film immortalized, explaning my take on each one, which should be oodles of fun for everybody. And be sure to stop by here every week for a corresponding entry at The Express, full of fun beyond-the-scenes factoids on the creation of the RETRO 13.

On March 23, we will begin the series with none other than BLOOD BEACH.

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This is a relatively obscure horror film from 1980 starring Marianne Hill, John Saxon and the late David Huffman, which has never been released on DVD, Blu-Ray or HD streaming, and which, in my opinion, had a truly GREAT poster. (Pictured above is the European release six sheet.) But it was not an awesome PAINTED poster, in the grand,¬†garish multicolor freakshow tradition. ¬†You’ll see my gory new take on this classic film at Dread Central exclusively, and I’ll see you here for the “supplement” section, too!

On a final note, MARCH 23 is also my mother’s birthday.

Last year, I painted this for her:

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It’s a portrait of my other favorite woman, Zoe Tamerlis, a beautiful muse and a prophet who left us too soon. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done as an artist. Until this year.

This year, I begin RETRO 13.

It’s gonna be a slaughter, mom.

I totally promise!