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  • 11.04.15

Beyond “Boo Berry”: Imagining Other Horror Movie Villains As Cereal Killers

Your breakfast just got a whole lot more murder-y.

When General Mills introduced its line of monster-themed cereals in the 1970s, it stuck with the basics. Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and, to a lesser extent, Fruit Yummy Mummy, brought classic Universal Studios villains to many a child’s bowl. Whoever said they needed to stop there, though, left a lot of money on the breakfast table.

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So many other horror movie villains are fiendishly screaming out for the cereal box treatment, with executives apparently too fearful to heed their cries. Although we may never find out what a flake based on the likeness of Freddy Krueger actually tastes like, one artist has speculated on how it might look. Minnesota-based Kate Willaert recently created a series of images that conceptualizes a wide range of horror movie bodies in the style of Boo Berry and its ilk. Freddy, Pinhead, and even the Xenomorph from Alien have turned into sugar-engorged nourishment in this project–hypothetically allowing children to abolish them in sort of a reverse communion way.

The illustrations were originally made for HalloweenCostumes.com, in celebration of a holiday that already feels like it happened six weeks ago, but murderous breakfast mascots never go out of season. Have a look at more images from the series in the slides above.

[via Geekologie]

About the author

Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.

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