Since, Houston, Texas dweller Johnny Green (@Jaylee1103) has displayed much of his visual art to see in real time on Periscope and in photos. Putting his The Glassell School of Art tenure to good use, I wanted to give him an opportunity to speak about how horror inspires many of his pieces and additionally, he brings insight on stories that haven't been told and some of the best horror television that's being reproduced today.
How does the horror genre influence your work?
Wes Cravens New Nightmare (1993): The momemt after speaking to Robert Englund and visiting Wes Craven. Heather Langencamp begins to realize the only way to save her son and stop the demonic force that has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal into the real world, is to play the role of Nancy Thompson one last time and trap the force into the stories of Elm Street once and for all.
The story of the Gibbons twins is very bizarre. June and Jennifer Gibbons were the only Black identical twin girls living in Wales at the time, and as children they only spoke to each other in a coded language, became criminals and repeatedly tried to murder each other. As they grew older, they continued to move inward toward each other and away from the rest of the world; so much so that they were branded as psychopaths and dubbed, The Silent Twins.
What current TV show, film, book, graphic novel, etc. would you recommend to someone who's interest in horror is new?