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Zombified Blockbuster Art

The Matt Busch 'Hollywood is Dead' Poster Series

— November 18, 2010 — Pop Culture
When Matt Busch says “Hollywood is dead,” he is not referring to slumping box office numbers or talentless cookie-cutter actors on screen. 'Hollywood is dead' is actually the title of his art series, depicting famous movie characters as zombies.

In the Matt Busch 'Hollywood is Dead' collection, posters from Hollywood blockbuster hits like 'E.T.,' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and the 'Star Wars' saga have all received freaky makeovers.

Implications - One of the best ways a brand can embed itself in the minds of consumers is by creating an advertising campaign that parodies a popular movie, television series or cultural moment. By displaying a sense of humor tied to the pop culture zeitgeist, the brand shows it is dialed into the cultural connections that tie consumers together.
Trend Themes
1. Pop Culture Parodies - Brands can create impactful advertising campaigns that parody popular movies, TV series or cultural moments to enhance brand recognition and show cultural relevance.
2. Horror Art - Famous movie characters can be reimagined as zombies or other horror creatures to create interesting and unique art pieces that appeal to horror fans and collectors.
3. Nostalgia Marketing - By using iconic characters from classic movies and TV shows, brands can tap into nostalgia and create campaigns that evoke positive emotions and build brand loyalty.
Industry Implications
1. Film and Entertainment - Companies in the film and entertainment industry can use horror art to create unique merchandise and appeal to horror fans and collectors.
2. Advertising and Marketing - Agencies and brands can utilize pop culture parodies to create impactful advertising campaigns that resonate with consumers.
3. Art and Design - Artists and designers can tap into nostalgia and create unique pieces that reimagine iconic characters from pop culture moments.
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