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Horror of Party Beach by BryanBaugh Horror of Party Beach by BryanBaugh
I originally drew this illustration in 2003. I also colored it back then - but I had only just begun to learn Photoshop, and the results weren't great. My memory is a little fuzzy but I'm pretty sure I posted the original version on my website and probably left it there for a couple of years... but ultimately I decided I wasn't happy with the colors and removed it. I don't think I ever posted it on Deviant Art before.

The drawing itself was adequate and it's a fun little tribute to a fun little movie: "The Horror of Party Beach". So I always intended to go back and re-color this piece some day.
Well, I finally did, this weekend.

The original version was colored predictably bright and sunny. This time around I thought it would be funny to color it like a dark, cloudy day, with a storm brewing on the horizon... The worst kind of day you could possibly imagine for a girl to go sunbathing. Haha.

Back in the 1990's I owned a rare videotape of "Horror of Party Beach" that was all fuzzy and muddy. The poor picture quality was so grainy it looked like all the beach girls were covered with zits and the monsters were so completely drowned in darkness that you could barely even see them. But I assumed, "This was a super low budget movie... That's probably as good as it EVER looked..."

But eventually I got the DVD released by Dark Sky Films [link] ...and was absolutely shocked by its crystal clear picture quality. All the sudden those 1960's bikini girls looked smooth and attractive and the monsters were perfectly visible in the night-scenes... and the whole movie became much more fun to watch. In the years since, it has become one of those cheapie monster flicks I have returned to and re-watched many times.

I will never try to convince anyone that "Horror of Party Beach" is a great film or an unrecognized classic. But it is FUN and that is all that matters to me.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh great! I finally get a chance to get to the beach.... and still some prehistoric lunks hit on me. ...I have mace, and I will use it!"
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Ragnar0z Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I remember this from Mystery Science Theater 3000. Love your tributes. 

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Rock-Raider Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Nice drawing.  I believe this movie was riffed on Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

Those monsters remind me of Nauthilax from Chaotic. -> chaotic.wikia.com/wiki/Nauthil…
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HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"Six miles out, and I STILL hear that awful music." X(
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White-Knuckles Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They want some arse!
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BlackEvilSkull666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The creatures of Black Lagoon need some love too :heart: I'd give them a hug :hug:
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ArchiCrash Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Well, the Del-Aires did the soundtrack. So the movie has that going for it...

...That said: Bwa-ha-ha! Awesome work! Really got a chuckle out of it...
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it!
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Marcuzan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Actually, "TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE" is not a bad film at all. The director did care about what he was doing. Give the flick another go. It's a million miles away from true drek Like Monster A Go-Go or The Creeping Terror. I'd put it more within the league of great stuff like THE FLESH EATERS & THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE. No doubt the monster (A lobster) is the pits, but the film itself is very honest and well done.
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BryanBaugh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" a LOT.
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