Like countless people my age I grew up devouring R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. That’s why I don’t care how old I get, I’ll always worry about turning into a bee, then losing my temper and stinging someone. (If you have no idea what that means please read Why I’m Afraid of Bees.) However, these days I tend to watch more horror movies than read horror novels. But that doesn’t mean I’ve lost my admiration for those classic books and their signature covers. And clearly artist and designer Alex Vincent hasn’t either. He’s given modern horror films their very own Goosebumps editions, in a series that is scary good.
Alex Vincent has a knack for designing crossover art for horror stories of every medium. But as a ’90s kid I’m especially partial to his Goosebumps-inspired collection. (Which I first saw thanks to Film Daze on Twitter.) Vincent’s collection, based on Tim Jacobus’ work, includes covers for modern day masterpieces like Ari Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar.
He also created R.L. Stine book versions of Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Us, as well as a perfect Goosebumps cover based on the iconic opening scene from Scream.
I would have read all of them 300 times each as a kid.
Look, I get it, these movies are all classics and studios probably don’t need me to tell them how to profit off of them. But I’m just saying I would buy all of them on Blu-ray again if they came with this artwork on their covers. These are absolutely gorgeous, funny, and creepy. What more could you want from a Goosebumps collection?
If you want more of Vincent’s fantastic art (and obviously you do), make sure to check out his other horror collections at his Twitter and Instagram pages. And you can even buy prints, including these Goosebumps covers, at his online shop.
And if he wants to make a modern movie poster for Why I’m Afraid of Bees I know at least one person who will buy it. Even if it would definitely scare me for the rest of my life.
Originally published on October 12, 2022.
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