Legendary surrealist painter, sculptor, and visionary Hans Rudolf (H.R.) Giger left this world in May of last year to great sadness and posthumous reverence from fans all over the world. While he is most famous for his work with the classic Sci-Fi thriller Alien, Giger has contributed his talent to many films, musicians, and even a video game. Notable works include the famed microphone stand used by Jonathan Davis of Korn, and cover art for Carcass, Danzig, and Celtic Frost. Ibanez even produced a line of Giger inspired guitars, so it’s no surprise that the documentary of his life features interviews with metal artists. He has also created countless works featured in many films, such as Prometheus, Poltergeist 2, Species, and even an impressive Batmobile for Batman Forever, though a different design was ultimately chosen. How Schumacher resisted the urge to make the film even worse escapes me.
The documentary will feature interviews with friends, family, and collaborators, and provide a glimpse into the home and mind of the master artist, including never before seen works of art and many oddities collected over the years.
Giger’s work has inspired countless macabre tales as much as it has been influenced by them. His art reflects the darkest parts of the human condition residing in the souls of every man and woman, challenging the observer to reconsider their perception of reality. Cathartic to the melancholy and inspiring to the dreadful, his haunting works will live on in the Giger Museum and in the hearts of fans and friends.