Three Stars. This documentary takes a look at the seductively lurid magazine covers that even some of their artists sadly seemed to disown. This nifty little history, subtitled "Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares", examines those sensationalistic crime-fantasy-romance magazines that eventually seemed silly with the advent of World War II. For the most part, original canvases were discarded, but rare survivors are good for lots of green. USA Today 08/10/07 --USA Today
The artwork found on pulp fiction magazine covers has rankled American sensibilities since before your grandparents time. Now for the first time on film, Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares takes an in-depth look at these incredible yet misunderstood works of art; some of which, due to their controversial content, are rarely seen in public today.
Pulp fiction art is more than simply an American art form; it is a state of mind. Politically incorrect, shocking, offensive and deliciously fun, it is unforgettable.
Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares takes you behind the scenes of this forgotten art form with interviews of the artists who created these sinfully entertaining paintings and the collectors who have kept it alive. Winner of the 2006 Best Documentary award at both the Dragon*Con Film Festival and The International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, documentary filmmaker Jamie McDonald gained exclusive access to the world s largest pulp art collection - owned by pulp art historian Robert Lesser. Whether you are a true fan of the art form or a curious newcomer, Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares will leave you thinking differently about what constitutes true art