Creative Spark revives its Little Shop of Horrors

Creative Spark has resuscitated its Little Print Shop of Horrors, which is being brought back to life for Halloween.

Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters

The shop has opened once a year since 2011 to sell horror-themed limited edition prints and raise money for selected charities.

The Chase (The 39 Steps) - Tom Davies
The Chase (The 39 Steps) – Tom Davies

This year’s devilish “666” theme sees Creative Spark designers take on six Disney films, six Hitchcock films and six best sellers from previous years, dabbling in the dark arts to create their own film poster prints.

Pulling Strings (Pinnochio) - Jodie Rudge
Pulling Strings (Pinnochio) – Jodie Rudge

Disney’s Pinocchio has gone bad in Pulling Strings, apparently crushing  poor Jiminy Cricket to death, while in Mickey vs Woody, Toy Story hero Woody has been decapitated.

Where's Thorward? (Rear Window) - Robyn Makinson
Where’s Thorward? (Rear Window) – Robyn Makinson

Meanwhile Hitchcock’s Rear Window – in which a recuperating photographer bears witness to a murder from his apartment window – sums up all of the film’s main themes and tensions in this lovely print.

Bates Motel (Psycho)- Jane Bowers
Bates Motel (Psycho)- Jane Bowers

We’re also fond of this Bates Motel print prophesying the murderous deeds that play out in Hitchcock’s Psycho.

Mickey vs Woody (Disney / Toy Story) - Neil Marra
Mickey vs Woody (Disney / Toy Story) – Neil Marra

At the beginning of the project the studio is split into teams which work on a set of designs, and in the spirit of competition, a winning team will be named as that which is deemed to have raised the most money for Forever Manchester, a Mancunian charity that supports local community projects.

Cross Roads (North by North West) - John Atkinson
Cross Roads (North by North West) – John Atkinson

Each design has been printed in a run of 50 and prices start at £14, with best sellers going for between £20-£25. Head here www.shop.creativespark.co.uk for more info.

Viddy Well (A Clockwork Orange) - Andy Mallalieu
Viddy Well (A Clockwork Orange) – Andy Mallalieu

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