Dark Hall Mansion Presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Tom Whalen

 Dark Hall Mansion Presents Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Tom Whalen

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They’re here already! You’re next! You’re next, You’re next…!!

I’ve seen how people have allowed their humanity to drain away. Only it happened slowly instead of all at once. They didn’t seem to mind… All of us-a little bit-we harden our hearts, grow callous. Only when we have to fight to stay human do we realize how precious it is to us, how dear.

Dark Hall Mansion has another classic horror print release, and it’s a doozy. And of course they return with one of our favorite artists, Tom Whalen!

Dark Hall Mansion, under license from Paramount Pictures, brings one of, if not the, quintessential 1950s Sci-Fi classics to life via artist Tom Whalen’s arresting and contemporary take on the 1956 masterpiece that is Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Strikingly hued in bold colors, Tom’s piece elegantly captures this brilliant allegory of post-war McCarthyism and the inherent terrors of unchecked, rampant paranoia. A film at once highly entertaining and exceedingly daring and ahead of its time, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” didn’t so much question as openly provoke viewers to wake up to the world then about them. A world perhaps not as far removed from our current society as we’d like to think. Tom’s Standard edition print is as visually compelling as it is lovely, a unique and clever take on the film’s disturbing alien pod leaf anchors his central imagery while iconic of-era silhouettes accuse and corral the film’s principals, hinting at once of aliens and/or one’s neighbors. Streaking pods and ghosted space elements marry visuals in a restrained, powerful and contemporary piece, all in keeping with DHM’s Seminal Film Series aesthetic that seeks to keep credits to a minimum wherever possible, allowing the artist’s work to dominate front and center for fans. Tom’s Variant edition elevates classic Sci-Fi palette hues, achieving a deep and moody piece that distinctly contrasts with his Standard, with both editions faithful to the film’s unique tone and undercurrents.

Check out the final prints below:

IOTBS-STDS

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS – Standard Edition
Artist: Tom Whalen
Print Size: 36″ x 24″
Edition Size: 280
Price: $65

IOTBS-VARS

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS – Variant Edition
Artist: Tom Whalen
Print Size: 36″ x 24″
Edition Size: 50
Price: $100

There will also be two Foil Editions, one based on the Standard Edition and one on the Variant Edition. Both Foil Editions will have a run size of 10 and cost $150.

All prints go on sale WEDNESDAY, July 22nd, at 9:30 A.M. (PST) in the Dark Hall Mansion store – HERE

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JP

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I'm a true child of the 80s from a small town near Cleveland, Ohio. My all time favorite topics are Star Wars, slasher films and Cleveland sports (despite the misery it causes). I narrowly avoided law school, instead choosing film school. I have been accused of being a walking IMDB, but I take it as a compliment!