Sucker Punch artist Alex Pardee shows you what your nightmares look like

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You've seen Alex Pardee's Sucker Punch character design posters and his disturbing half-digested children. Now behold his latest project, Vertigo: A Decade of Hunting Nightmares. Here's our exclusive look at Pardee's monstrous dream beasts.

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The show, which is running at the Corey Helford Gallery, follows the exploits of a famous big-game hunter named Verti Parker (here's a ton of background material). Verti invents a music box that can lure nightmares out someone's mind and into the real world, where Verti then hunts them.

Pardee's been documenting the different nightmare manifestations in various art forms. The exhibit of Verti Parker's kills will contain sculptures, illustrations, paintings (each with their own backstory), nightmare artifacts, video, the actual music box he used to exorcise the nightmares, and an eight-foot taxidermy monster. Here's a little taste of what you'll see in this video short (directed by frequent Zerofriends collaborator Stephen Reedy):

The exhibit opens on January 8th, from 7PM to 10PM at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles.

For more video, check out Zerofriends Films.

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You know, it's been a while since I had a real nightmre, as opposed as a unpleasant dream (like being late for work or sleeping for a whole year). In fact, the last one I remember had evil singning baby. None of my nightmares were that creepy or imaginative. Is it me that has no imagination when I dream, or is it just that real nightmares are rarely that monstrous