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Peek these pop culture icons in all their spooky, illustrated glory

It’s Halloween season again! And while nobody in South Africa considers it to be a legitimate day, we certainly do love a good excuse to play dress up. Gearing up towards the day of spooky tricks and treats, illustrator and self-confessed “sneaker head and hardcore geek” Keith Vlahakis has been putting together a series of illustrations reimagining well-known characters and cult-horror icons alike in a colourful ode to all things creepy.


After many hours of YouTube trawling, Keith stumbled across a series of top ten horror icons and being October and all, decided he’d get to work on illustrating them all. “There’s so many horror icons, and a lot of them transcend the horror genre and become pop culture icons. Then there’s other pop icons that have also crossed over into the horror culture like Michael Jackson when he did thriller,” explains Keith. “So it was kind of a serendipitous process, going with what I had been watching at the time. I watched sooo many horror movies this October.”

Check out Keith’s illustrations below and find more by the artist on Instagram and Behance.



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