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Peepin' and Creepin'

The Alien franchise got its distinctive aesthetic from Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger. His paintings gave the alien its drooling, multijawed, angry-lobster look, and he won an Academy Award for his work on the film’s visual effects. On the flip side, scary movies inspire art in a new exhibit, “Creep Cinema,” at the Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery, upstairs at Tate’s Comics. Imagine a portrait of Mrs. Bates from Psycho in the style of Whistler’s Mother. Or an Andy Warhol print of Jason in his hockey mask from the slasher flick Friday the 13th. You’ll have to show up to find out how South Florida artists have spun Tinseltown horror into gallery work.
Oct. 1-Nov. 6, 6 p.m., 2011

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