I was fortunate enough to receive some fantastic artwork by the 4 year old daughter of a friend of mine. Her name is Zelma and she is growing up on a farm with chickens and cats and bees. I sent her a t-shirt when she was a baby that says "I Love Zombies." She still wears it to this day. She also talks a lot about ghosts and monsters. I can't help but feel I am having a positive influence on her from 3000 miles away.
Below is some of Zelma's artwork and my take on the horror film it most reminds me of. Please feel free to chip in with that horror films they remind you of. (I don't think Zelma has really seen any horror films yet, but wait till she comes to spend the summer with Auntie Jen.)
This is one scary pink haired girl. This reminds me of Coraline, but I also detect a bit of The Ring and Ju-on here. She also looks kind of pissed off, so I will also go with Carrie.
Donnie Darko is the obvious choice here, but may I also suggest The Shining? You know the scene I am talking about. This could also be a very dark take on Harvey. I also see The Blob.
This painting actually has a title. It is "The Prince in the Castle." I see A Nightmare on Elm Street. I also see any horror film where a psycho escapes from an insane asylum (take your pick.) This also has a bit of a Children of the Corn flavor to it which would make sense since Zelma is growing up on a farm.
More artwork coming soon, including a piece that reminds me of a Clive Barker short story and Zelma's take on The Human Centipede, with a cow.
Thanks to Zelma's parents for sending me the art!