Creepy Blue and Black Illustrations

Haunted Houseful is an Alfred Hitchcock collection of stories published in 1961. Fred Banbery (1913-1999) created these very nice illustrations. From what I can gather, the illustrations don’t match the stories especially well, but they would work very well as creative writing inspo. (For instance: Write Your Own Urban Legend.)

Fred Banbery (1913- 1999) 1961 illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful
Fred Banbery (1913- 1999) 1961 illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful
Fred Banbery (1913- 1999) 1961 illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful
Fred Banbery (1913- 1999) 1961 illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful
Fred Banbery (1913- 1999) 1961 illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Haunted Houseful
See also: Illustrating Ghosts

OTHER ATMOSPHERIC USE OF BLUE AND BLACK

NACHTMERRIE OVER NEDERLAND (1945) L.J. Jordaan thief broken window
NACHTMERRIE OVER NEDERLAND (1945) L.J. Jordaan
Jeroen Henneman wing
Jeroen Henneman
Das Komitee (1958) Walter Schnackenberg (1965)
Das Komitee (1958) Walter Schnackenberg (1965)
A man in a suit stands behind a woman in an off-the-shoulder dress and looks down at her. She gazes back at him.
Arthur Saron Sarnoff (American, 1912–2000) Moonlit Stroll
Woman’s Realm, No.113, Vol.5, June 4, 1960 art by Peter Gibson
Illustration by Cheri Herouard For La Vie Parisienne 1924
Illustration by Cheri Herouard For La Vie Parisienne 1924
Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980) 1932
Mead Schaeffer (1898-1980) 1932
In the Dymkovskaya Slobada written by Vladimir Krupin, illustrated by Aleksander Zemsha 1989
In the Dymkovskaya Slobada written by Vladimir Krupin, illustrated by Aleksander Zemsha 1989
Cover design and illustration by Georgette & Benjamin Harris, 1944
Cover design and illustration by Georgette & Benjamin Harris, 1944
Song for a Little House, by Christopher Morley, Illustrated by Barbara Cooney, 1959
Song for a Little House, by Christopher Morley, Illustrated by Barbara Cooney, 1959
Franz Stassen made four portfolios of illustrations for Wagner's Ring operas
Franz Stassen made four portfolios of illustrations for Wagner’s Ring operas