From the name of this particular website, you probably guessed that we have a certain affinity for robots. They’re great, but also terrifying. And as great as science fiction is, horror is also a pretty good time. When the two come together, well that’s magic right there.
Never has this been more apparent that this series of paintings that takes iconic horror movie slashers and recasts them as crotchety old robots. Some of my all time favorites are represented here, including Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Pinhead from Hellraiser. And then there’s Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, which some people seem to like. With the exception of the last name on this list, these are movie monsters that traumatized me throughout most of my childhood.
Hailing from poopbird.com, which is a wonderful title for any website, these renderings are pretty adorable, way cuter than encountering any of these movie villains in real life would actually be. If movie have taught us anything, it wouldn’t end well for most of us.
You should be wary of the encroaching robot uprising and eventual takeover, which is becoming more inevitable with each passing technological advancement. Now combine that paranoia with the idea of robots taking on the personalities of unstoppable supernatural killers, and the world is double screwed.
Maybe these are from a future where the robots have eradicated the human race completely, and automaton society has evolved to the point where they’ve developed their own serial killers and mass robot murderers. The future just keeps getting more and more horrific the further we follow this train of thought. There is still time, however, to stop the killer robots. If we band together we can make sure that mechanical hockey-mask-wearing killers never exist.