What We Do
Satan vets new scribes, minstrels and muralists at a creative space within hell dubbed Satan’s Lovebox. Recently placed under the managerial regime of Raymond “Gammaray” Cara and Artemis Lupercalia, the artists are starved and forced to work without respite, both as punishment and incentive. The most talented among them, at their masters’ mercy, occasionally avoid overseers’ whips.
In the spirit and defiance of their patron, the two humble servants take the best work, approved for the consumption of Dark Prince Himself, and broadcast it on Earth through a pirate frequency. Such broadcasts include short stories, films, and paintings chosen for the viewing pleasure of the Beast and His infernal court.
Who We Are
Learn more about the servants humbly approved to work in Satan’s Lovebox
Raymond “Gammaray” Cara
Following a short and unremarkable life filled with sin, Gammaray would receive a sentence to his rightful place at the bottom of the proverbial barrel, in the pits of the notorious arthouse, Satan’s Lovebox. After an unknowable number of grueling days producing, The Archfiend was eventually impressed with the lowly plebeian. So much so as to promote him to the position of Co-curator and Overseer of All Things Lovebox. All considered, from the rubble to the Ritz, things have been going well for Gammaray in the afterlife.
During his years on Earth, when he was still free to partake in such luxuries before being under the employ of the Lord of Vermin, Gammaray enjoyed consuming all things art. Now there is only time to create and time to destroy. Gammaray is continuously trying to filter an array of influences and real-life experience into works that pay homage to the genres’ lineage while having a distinctive personalized stamp – unique and multilayered, depending on how one chooses to look.
His first brush with fear came as a child at the hands of the elusive Shape, in John Carpenter’s immortal classic, Halloween, and reading stories by the maestro Stephen King. The obsession with all things dark snowballed from that point on into something sentient and demanding. Eventually, it even grew tentacles, like something out of the deep abyss of an HP Lovecraft story. Other early and influential favorites include such creators as Wes Craven, Edgar Allen Poe, George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Aldous Huxley, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ridley Scott, Lon Chaney, David Cronenberg, Rob Zombie, Francis Bacon, R.L. Stine, Ralph Steadman, Hunter S. Thompson, Moebius, Salvador Dali, Black Sabbath, Punk Rock, horror pulp art, and so much more. Indeed, way too many artists to list in all kinds of genres and mediums.
After losing their soul to Beelzebub in a bet at a crossroads, they chose to double down on their deal, hoping to avoid a sentence in the Pit. To be spared the worst of hell, Artemis must prove themself as a writer worthy of Satan’s service; if not, the deepest chasm in the Pit awaits them. Although Artie has managed to impress the Dark One enough to rise into co-management of Satan’s Lovebox itself, the threat of deeper damnation is ever looming on the horizon.
Artemis aspires to explore the horror genre’s potential, leveraging questions of philosophy and the complex interweaving of personal perspectives. Some of their most significant early influences were: Silence of the Lambs, Søren Kirkegaard, C.S. Friedman’s Coldfire Trilogy, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Stanley Kubrick, Candyman, Terry Gilliam, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, The Crow, the Star Trek franchise, David Hume, Clive Barker, Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino, David Lynch, Tim Burton, Astron-6, Twilight Zone and Satan.