Tristan Eaton Creates Massive Universal Classic Monsters Mural on Universal Studios Lot

Universal Studios decided to spruce up their lot with a tribute to several of their all time greats. Nothing says “monster” like a 50×200 foot mural dedicated to the most famous ghouls of all time, and street artist Tristan Eaton has really delivered on the Universal Studios lot! The prolific painter began his journey in mid-January, working from a boom lift nearly 25 feet in the air; and now he’s ready to unveil his work to the public.

The Hollywood Reporter documented Eaton’s work in their latest issue, and they featured several interesting facts about his newest project. Eaton says he went through about 40 cans of spray paint per day as he crafted beautiful testaments to Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Donna Langley, Universal’s film chairperson, said they chose spray paint for the project because the classic monsters, “were the outsiders, outcasts, rebels and outlaws of their time.” For Eaton, the massive image is a labor of love: “I’m working my butt off for this because I love it so much.”

Eaton recently revealed close-up images of his work on his Instagram page. You can view them below:

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We are almost there. This Mount Rushmore of Universal Movie Monsters is turning out to be one of my favorite murals I’ve ever done. Through rain, long days, long nights and countless donuts were pushing through. It means the world to me to see the response from all of you. These monsters have meant so much to many generations of people both culturally and personally. They represent the misfits and the outsiders! Often misunderstood and in need of love, we all have a little monster in us! It’s such an honor to do this! Thank you so much @universalpictures @officialuniversalmonsters and #DarkUniverse for making me feel like part of the family! ? @chopemdownfilms – @universalpictures @officialuniversalmonsters #universalmonsters #graffitimonsters

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John Evans
John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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