Freya Betts is one of our 30×30 exhibition artists, and in this series of showcases we aim to show and tell you a little more about the artist, their work and why they chose the film they will be creating work for.

Hellraiser (1987)

Film Synopsis

Clive Barker’s feature directing debut graphically depicts the tale of a man and wife who move into an old house and discover a hideous creature – the man’s half-brother, who is also the woman’s former lover – hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, he is brought back into existence by a drop of blood on the floor. He soon forces his former mistress to bring him his necessary human sacrifices to complete his body… but the Cenobites won’t be happy about this.

About the Artist

I am a London based creative artwork and illustrator, in my spare time I love to do film based digital art. I always try and keep my technique as close to fine art as possible by drawing entirely freehand. Working in the film industry I see that illustration is something that seems no longer commonplace in the commercial poster design and is a medium I enjoy bringing back into my poster designs.

Why did you choose that film?

Having been born in 1996 I didn’t know many of the films on the list – I did some research into the films and the particular one that stuck out to me was Hellraiser, as I was intrigued by the box (and also slightly nagged by my mum and dad!). After watching the film – not only did I think it was brilliant – but I also felt like this was one where I could do my own twist when creating a poster. I hope you enjoy my finished piece!

Any upcoming projects you want to tell us about?

I have some exciting projects coming up within the next few months, but unfortunately I can’t say any details!

Be sure to check out all of Freya’s work, and we’ll be sure to share some teases of this Horror classic real soon.

Freya Betts

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