If 80’s Film Villains Were Alive Today…

Some of the most horrific and evil villains in films were brought to us within the last thirty-or-so years, including Jason and Freddy Krueger. Italy-based photographer Federico Chiesa sought to capture some of these infamous characters from the 80's in their everyday lives, if they were alive today. With the help of makeup artist and stylist Carolina Trotta, the comical series entitled Horror Vacui, which translates as “fear of empty space” in Latin, displays a sorry bunch of former miscreants in their old age.

Though most of their faces are hidden by masks, their hunched over bodies and geriatric environments speak volumes. Aside from his costume, Michael Myers doesn't seem to be reveling in Halloween debauchery anymore as he strolls in a hospital with his walker and Darth Vader seems to have settled for the homely life, using his lightsaber as a lamp as he catches up on his stories. As for the twin girls from The Shining who are now elderly women walking hand-in-hand at a supermarket… they are still creepy.

Federico Chiesa website
via [Laughing Squid]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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