THE Legend of Zelda fans don’t need to remember ReDeads or Zant’s Hand from Twilight Princess, because these enemies are probably already steeped in their nightmares. Thanks to new horror-themed fan art, more Zelda enemies can be added to your troubled psyche.
Older video games are often home to antagonists that get more and more spooky over time, but some are terrifying from start to finish. There will never be anything heartwarming about Skulltulas or Dead Hand – the mini boss of Ocarina of time‘s Shadow Temple – and thanks to this artist, horror has just reached a whole new level.
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This realistic take on the classic skeletal warriors of Ocarina of time features deadly details in the metal frame and shield. The blood at the tip of the sword is a nice touch as well.
These hooded specters are rated higher PG in the game, but this fan art piece depicts one of the scariest grim reaper-style creatures imaginable. The bright eyes, the texture of the materials, and the woodland setting add to the atmosphere, and it wouldn’t be complete without the lantern.
This memorable antagonist looks like something you would find in a music video by the Tool group, made ten times more gruesome by its realistic coloring and blood-dripping mouth. The lady with the bent neck of The Haunting of Hill House better be careful.
This classic Ocarina of time the enemy is designed to be terrifying in the game and can fall on you in an instant, much like real life bugs. This fan artwork, however, harnesses the disturbing qualities of the creature that will certainly make arachnophobes crawl the skin.
Other characters of the artist Zelda series include ReDeads and Cyclopean Shadow Spirit Bongo Bongo.
Meet the artist
- Andres Rios is a freelance concept artist, digital sculptor, and character-creature designer from Guadalajara, Mexico.
The artist creates impressive character concepts that could easily be found in any Dark souls Game. From Demon Goats to gothic and cybernetic Batman, Rios’ portfolio of works is beautifully gothic and painfully realistic when recreating iconic horror characters.
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