Zar: I Like To Paint Monsters (2015/First Run DVD)
B- Sound: B- Extras: B Documentary: B-
well made documentary about horror artist Chet Zar, Mike Correll's
Chet Zar: I Like To Paint Monsters (2015) focuses on the
artist and his work with a magnifying glass. Full of insightful
interviews with friends, family, business associates, and fans,
you'll feel like you know the guy by the end of it. Some interesting
topics mix through the doc such as passion for art, out of body and
otherworldly experiences, and how his career path turned from film to
fine art at the drop of a hat.
a budget raised partially by Kickstarter, this documentary directed
by Correll, who also edited and produced the film under NRG
Creations, Inc. is impressive and fun. If you like this, then you
should definitely check out the documentary, For No Good Reason
(reviewed elsewhere on this site), which focuses on artist Ralph
the dark and foreboding world of Chet Zar, where apocalyptic
industrial landscapes are inhabited by disturbing, yet beautiful
monstrosities. Sometimes gruesome, periodically funny, but always
thought-provoking, Zar's art is as enigmatic as it is frightening.
But what about the man behind the paintbrush? Who is Chet Zar, and
why does he like to paint monsters? These are the questions at the
heart of this documentary.
in standard definition with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 anamorphic
widescreen and a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 track, the film looks and
sounds fine for DVD but could benefit to a high def update.
Block: Deleted Scenes
Gallery: The Art of Chet Zar
The Scenes Featurette
The Creation of Six Chet Zar Paintings
Trailer - Rick Zar: Live Neon
is a fun feature for both horror fans and art enthusiasts alike and
does its job well of informing an audience about an artist and his