We played Super Mario Bros. a lot in my house when I was growing up. Koji Kondo's blip-happy score will never disappear from memory. One Finnish artist also has fond memories of the game series, but decided to reimagine its characters as zombies. Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach are out for brains -- not mushrooms -- in a series of photographs from Marko Saari.

Mario's oversized, gore-covered wrench, and Princess Peach's blood-stained pipe are just a few of the things that make these images hilarious and creepy. Judging from Saari's flickr page, he's photographed many a zombie walk, and has a penchant for horror-themed imagery. Since we like that sort of thing around here, I encourage you to visit his website, where you'll find pretty girls chained to radiators and other macabre scenes. His flickr page also has a series of "witch" images, which remind me of old Hammer film babes.

Go forth and explore, and then follow Saari on Twitter for updates.
categories Features, Movies, Horror