When you love horror as much as we do you want it to permeate every part of your life, at home, at work, on the walls, on your clothes, everywhere!
That is where our regular feature Little Shops of Horror comes in handy as we run through some seriously spooktastic stores and wicked websites ready to sell you truly terrifyingly awesome horror products.
One Man Riet
One Man Riet is the home of the horror-inspired creations of artist, Marty ” Riet” McEwen.
Marty ” Riet” McEwen grew up in middle Tennessee. He began drawing pop culture icons in kindergarten. Ironically, this is what he still bases his illustrations and tattoos on today.
In high school he was immersed in the world of graffiti art. This is were the name “Riet” came from. His graffiti mentor at the time advised him to spell it with the E, instead of the grammatically correct way. He stated the reason for this change is because “You can do more stylistically with an E than an O”.
Currently, Marty still does graffiti but spends most of his time tattooing in Nashville. He specializes in cartoon style, but enjoys doing a little bit of everything. Aside from tattooing, Marty started OneManRiet, a horror company where he makes everything from masks and valentine cards to black-light posters and items of apparel.
And it’s the black-light posters that got Marty on our radar. Never before had we seen horror movie inspired posters that looked so cool, but also had an alter-ego when the lighting was changed! You can see some examples for yourself below.
He has a great range of apparel, much of it inspired by classic horror films and a fair chunk of it relating to Halloween (the time of year and the films).
We caught up with Marty to talk to him about his work and find out what influences his art.
How did you get into making a living selling such magnificent horror merchandise?
What is your best selling product?
What inspires your selection when it comes to creepy creations?
What is your favourite horror film and why?
What scares you the most?
If you had to give a present to a famous horror movie character who would it be, and what would you give them?