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RICK TAYLOR vs WEST MANSION by thedarkcloak RICK TAYLOR vs WEST MANSION by thedarkcloak
No, this is not Jason... This was done for
:headbang: SPLATTERHOUSE!!! :chainsaw: :explosion:

"She doesn't have to die Rick,
We can save her.
Go back to the house.

You need me..."


:w00t: YOU MUST FULL VIEW... NOW!

And just as a treat, I've loaded this up in 1280 x 1024 Wallpaper size, for you to enjoy the slimey, spattery, splattery, sticky, gooey, bloody, innard spewing, gunk belching, boreworm ridden, SPLATTERHOUSEY goodness on your desktop every time you sit down at your screen. :D

Isn't that sweet?!?

I've been on a Splatterhouse kick lately, (partly fueled by the reboot of the franchise that Namco is due to release later this year), and a Splatterhouse fan for a loooong time. Part of my motivation for doing this piece is some of the weird character design they've gone with for the new reboot (although it sounds like Bottlerocket is no longer finishing the game, wonder what that will do to what we've seen so far). I was a little frustrated with how the game was looking and really hoping they just didn't add a 'metal' soundtrack - yes I like Mastodon, but I like Splatterhouse. Nuff said.

I really hope they don't screw this game up, and I hope they keep the frantic, 80's splatter horror creature fest feel to this game. And I really, REALLY, hope they keep the creepy music and the overall urgent scary vibe this game had, along with it's splat-tastic visceral gore & gameplay.



*For the uninitiated:

The game takes place in West Mansion (nicknamed the "Splatterhouse") where a parapsychologist, Dr. West, is rumoured to have conducted bizarre experiments. Dr. West has subsequently disappeared. Two university students — the series main character, Rick Taylor, and his girlfriend Jennifer Wills (both parapsychology majors) — visit the house for a school project, when a sudden thunderstorm causes them to seek shelter inside the mansion.

Inside, a scuffle with unseen enemies occurs, Rick is knocked unconscious and left for dead, while Jennifer is kidnapped. As Rick barely clings to life the "Terror Mask" (sometimes referred to as the "Terror Head", "Hell Mask", and in future game installments shortened to just "Mask") attaches itself to him. Rick wakes in a dungeon and finds that he cannot remove the Mask, which he recognises as an ancient Mayan sacrificial mask from West’s documents he had been studying. Discovering it gives him incredible strength, he decides to take advantage of its power and use it to rescue Jennifer.


- from Wikipedia [link]
- Game footage - [link]

Let's hope they do this reboot right!!!

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This artwork is not to be reposted elsewhere without my permission, please do not use this artwork for t-shirts, prints, etc. Any trespassers will be forcefed boreworms with cheerios so that they could become zombie mutant fodder for Rick and his Terror Mask. :threaten: Thanks!

Splatterhouse and all associated video games, characters, etc. are © Namco
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:iconcloudguy235:
cloudguy235 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Id please release.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yeah
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Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
OH MY GODS THE NOSTALGIA PANG!!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh yeeessss
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:icondickiethewimp:
dickiethewimp Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Xtra ! lol
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh?
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:iconjordan90334264:
'I don't care what you came in for, just form a line and wait patiently while I finish this gentleman's DENTAL CHECKUP!'
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aw yeeaaah
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:icontekkenchampion101:
tekkenchampion101 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Now that's brutal! Courtesy of Metalocalypse.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! :headbang:
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:icontekkenchampion101:
tekkenchampion101 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I would like to use this as Wallpaper for my android if you don't mind. I'm asking permission for your approval. I've been a fan of splatterhouse fan since 1995 and I appreciate it if you let me. Thanks in advance.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sure go ahead. Just please don't redistribute. I really appreciate you asking :) :thanks:
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:iconcrisis-comics:
Crisis-Comics Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two words: SPLATTERHOUSE ROCK!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
That could be arranged... I can hear it now.
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:iconspitesyre:
spitesyre Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Badassery at its finest.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
That was the intent!
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:iconsoulrebel9:
SoulRebel9 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Splatter house was the best! Great job! : D
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, SR9!
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
"I'm Rick Taylor, bitch!"Smoking 
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
:ahoy:
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:iconsethbrundle:
sethbrundle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome on so many levels!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconj82:
J82 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
BEST FAN-ART EVER!!!, Splatter House kicks ass, didn't care what the critics said the reboot was great.  
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I enjoyed it also :nod:
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:icondspprince:
dspprince Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Splatterhouse is known for splattering the most disgusting monsters you can find.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Truth.
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I know every monster here so well and they're all rendered just fantastic.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! They were a joy to paint!
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:icondanmakuman:
DANMAKUMAN Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EPIC! There is not other word..This is EPIC!!!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
YEAH!!! :headbang:
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:icondanmakuman:
DANMAKUMAN Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah! So badass!
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:iconyokaioni:
YokaiOni Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely LOVE the way you draw those ghoul eyes! :D
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Oni!
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:icondavecooper:
DaveCooper Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Best art EVER!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Weeeell I don't know about thaaaaaat :blush:
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:iconcriticalhitsam:
CriticalHitSam Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the look in Rick's eyes.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Can you imagine being in that situation? What other look would you have?! :D :nod:
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:iconforsakenimmortal:
forsakenimmortal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
awsome game i wanted to play it ><
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Never too late.
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:iconforsakenimmortal:
forsakenimmortal Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
true, thank you bro
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:iconmark35950:
Mark35950 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesomeness!!!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
:thanks: !!!
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:iconantichrist2005:
Antichrist2005 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
So did you somewhat enjoy the game?
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Also, the music by Howard Drossin was fantastic.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I did, actually. I wish there was more sidescrolling segments, and I also wish the leviathan thing in the tank would have come out... but all in all it was longer than I was expecting it to be, and it did what it said on the box. :)
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SlamJamSam Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Some fuckin' awesome shit right there!
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Sam!
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bossman12 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
If the sequels were never made, this game would have one of the most depressing endings ever.

You killed your girlfriend with your own hands, haunting you for the rest of your life. Most likely, you would be blamed for the West Mansion burning to the ground, along with the death of Jennifer, forcing you to spend many years of your life in prison. You'd be considered insane because of your claims that the mask gives you power. Oh, and the mask's laugh... it could happen again, to anyone.
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:iconthedarkcloak:
thedarkcloak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
You should check out the West Mansion website, there's a few stories covering exactly this.
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:iconroninsensai:
RoninSensai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfectly captures the spirit of the games and the madness of the house that West built. Awesome job.
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