Illustration: Clay Disarray

Clay is a medium generally associated with lovable, friendly, harmless characters like Mr. Bill; Wallace and Gromit; and those singing, dancing California Raisins. But U.K. artist and prop maker Lizzie Campbell has gone in a decidedly different, more threatening direction with her clay work, which is far removed from the safety and piety of Davey And Goliath. At her spooky, fun Instagram account, appropriately called Clay Disarray, Campbell has used her clay molding skills to recreate the posters for a variety of creepy and disturbing movies, including Donnie Darko, The Blair Witch Project, Eraserhead, and A Clockwork Orange. Along the way, the artist has created a succession of killers, monsters, freaks, and psychopaths far worse than any Blockheads that Gumby and Pokey ever had to face. Here, for instance, is Campbell’s blood-drenched rendition of the title character from Carrie. The telekinetic teen looks as determined and wide-eyed as ever, even if she is eminently squishable.

Leatherface, on the other hand, appears much jollier than usual in this poster for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He’s just so happy to be alive and sawing through teenagers with a power tool that he can hardly contain himself.

And why shouldn’t he be happy? As this picture reveals, he’s befriended one of the hideous creatures from John Carpenter’s They Live.

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Campbell has chosen to pay tribute to some more recent shockers, too, such as this amusing take on the 2009 thriller Orphan. The title character’s eyes are potently rendered as fathomless, dark canyons embedded in her skull.

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Naturally, the artist has not ignored the true legends of the horror genre either, such as this lovely rendition of hockey enthusiast and frequent camp-goer Jason Voorhees from Friday The 13th.

Even Audrey II, the man-eating plant from Little Shop Of Horrors, has not been ignored, as if it ever could be.

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Those charmed and intrigued by Campbell’s work should know that she has an Etsy store here where she sells sculpted items. (Sorry, no commissions.) Plus she sells prints and other assorted merch (mugs, throw pillows, iPhone cases) here.

[via Laughing Squid]

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