Some of the most horrific and evil villains in films were brought to us within the last thirty-or-so years. 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. The collection, entitled “Horror Vacui” (latin for “fear of empty space”), depicts the characters in the twilight of their years, and time has not been kind. Though most of their faces are hidden by masks, their hunched over bodies and geriatric environments speak volumes.
There’s Darth Vader in an easy chair underneath a blanket with Tie Fighter-adorned hot water bottle, staring forlornly at the TV; Michael Myers from Halloween, who isn’t nearly as menacing using a walker; the Grady twins from The Shining, presumably still searching for someone to play with them; Jason Voorhees down and out on skid row; and Freddy Krueger alone with a bottle of wine and pack of smokes. Great concept and excellent execution!