Posters for the movies of Brett Piper

Detail from Queen Crab artwork
Detail from Queen Crab artwork

Brett Piper is a prolific low budget film maker who has directed (plus written and created the special effects for) films like QUEEN CRAB (2015), A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL (1990) and ARACHNIA (2003). His first film was the ultra low budget sci-fi movie MYSTERIOUS PLANET (1982), which featured a giant, two-headed stop-motion snail.

Brett includes stop-motion effects in a lot of his movies. A fan of Ray Harryhausen films, King Kong, etc, Brett produces the animation himself, including the building of the puppets. In fact, he is really keeping the live action/stop-motion art form alive, for which he gets my utmost respect!

Some stop-motion from Drainiac (2000)
Some stop-motion from Drainiac (2000)

Here are posters, video covers, etc, for movies that Brett has directed (and for which he also created the stop-motion effects, monster costumes, miniatures and so on)…

UK video box art for the first film Brett directed
UK video box art for the first film Brett directed: Mysterious Planet (1982)
German video box art for Mysterious Planet
German video box art for Mysterious Planet (1982)
Battle For The Lost Planet: nice art!
Battle For The Lost Planet (1986): nice art!
Battle For the Lost Planet was also known as Galaxy Destroyer
Battle For the Lost Planet was also known as Galaxy Destroyer
Spanish version
Battle for The Lost Planet
Battle for The Lost Planet
Battle For The Lost Planet / Mutant War Blu-ray + DVD combo pack cover
Battle For The Lost Planet / Mutant War Blu-ray + DVD combo pack cover
Mutant War preliminary original art by Luis Dominguez
Mutant War (1988) preliminary original art by Luis Dominguez
Japanese VHS cover for Mutant War
Japanese VHS cover for Mutant War
Mutant War (1988)
Mutant War (1988)
A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell (aka Dark Fortress) DVD cover
A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell (aka Dark Fortress) DVD cover
Japanese VHS cover for A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell (1990)
Japanese VHS cover for A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell (1990)
Japanese VHS sleeve for A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell
Japanese VHS sleeve for A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell
Mmm... this one's a pretty misleading piece of artwork for the movie
Mmm… this one’s a pretty misleading piece of artwork for the movie
Promotional artwork
Promotional artwork
They Bite (1996) video cover
They Bite (1996) video cover
"They live... They suck..."
“They live… They suck…” They Bite
Dinosaur Babes (1996) VHS cover
Dinosaur Babes (1996) VHS cover
Drainiac! (2000): an impactful DVD cover!
Drainiac! (2000): an impactful DVD cover!
Drainiac! (2000) VHS cover
Drainiac! (2000) VHS cover
Drainiac (2000)
Drainiac (2000)
The Return Of Captain Sinbad (2001)
The Return Of Captain Sinbad (2001)
Psyclops (2002) US DVD cover
Psyclops (2002) US DVD cover
Arachnia (2003) US DVD cover
Arachnia (2003) US DVD cover
Arachnia German DVD cover
Arachnia German DVD cover
Arachnia (2003) Czech DVD sleeve
Arachnia (2003) Czech DVD sleeve
Screaming Dead (2003)
Screaming Dead (2003)
Alternative poster designs for Screaming Dead
Alternative poster designs for Screaming Dead
Bite Me! (2004)
Bite Me! (2004)
Bite Me! (2004)
Bite Me! (2004)
Shock-O-Rama (2005)
Shock-O-Rama (2005)
'Shock-O-Rama Horror Collection' DVD cover
Shock-O-Rama Horror Collection DVD cover
Bacterium (2006)
Bacterium (2006)
Muckman (2009)
Muckman (2009)
The Dark Sleep (2012)
The Dark Sleep (2012)
The Dark Sleep (2012)
The Dark Sleep (2012)
Queen Crab (2015): cool!
Queen Crab (2015): cool!
"She has awakened... and she's hungry!"
“She has awakened… and she’s hungry!”
Queen Crab aka Claws
Queen Crab aka Claws
Triclops (2016)
Triclops (2016)
Outpost Earth (2019)
Outpost Earth (2019)
Outpost Earth (2019)
Outpost Earth (2019)

Here are posters, DVD covers, etc, for just some of the other films Brett has been linked with. He didn’t direct any of these films, but provided such services as special effects, makeup, miniatures and so on. For one of the films Brett was the ‘tentacle wrangler’! Some of these flicks are really super-low budget, such as those directed by Mark Polonia (ZILLAFOOT, SHARKENSTEIN, AMITYVILLE DEATH HOUSE, etc) – but Mark certainly knows how to promote them via cool covers regardless of the low-low budgets!

Raiders Of the Living Dead (1986)
Raiders Of the Living Dead (1986) – Brett wrote the screenplay
Blood Red Planet (2000) - Brett provided the miniature effects
Blood Red Planet (2000) – Brett provided the miniature effects
Gorilla Warfare: Battle of the Apes (2002) - Brett's credit was: miniature effects
Gorilla Warfare: Battle of the Apes (2002) – Brett’s credit was: miniature effects
Bikini Girls On Dinosaur Planet (2005) - Brett was special effects technician
Bikini Girls On Dinosaur Planet (2005) – Brett was special effects technician
Splatter Beach (2007) DVD cover - Brett was director of photography
Splatter Beach (2007) DVD cover – Brett was director of photography
Killer Rack (2015) - Brett was stop motion supervisor
Killer Rack (2015) – Brett was stop motion supervisor
Amityville Death House (2015) - Brett provided the special effects make-up
Amityville Death House (2015) – Brett provided the special effects make-up
Amityville Death House DVD sleeve
Amityville Death House DVD sleeve
Jurassic Prey (2015) - Brett oversaw the dinosaur design
Jurassic Prey (2015) – Brett oversaw the dinosaur design
Sharkenstein (2016) - Brett provided the special effects
Sharkenstein (2016) – Brett provided the special effects
ZillaFoot (2019) - Brett was special effects supervisor
ZillaFoot (2019) – Brett was special effects supervisor
Lycanimator (2018) - Brett's credit was 'tentacle wrangler: special effects'!
Lycanimator (2018) – Brett’s credit was ‘tentacle wrangler: special effects’!

Here’s a behind the scenes shot from Brett’s REDNECK MUTANTS, showing a stop-motion bug monster model and a gorgeous house miniature.

REDNECK MUTANTS
Nice!

Finally, here’s one of the stop-motion critters from A NYMPHOID BARBARIAN IN DINOSAUR HELL…

I love stop-motion monsters!
I love stop-motion monsters!

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