Category Archive: Horror

Jun 26

The Little Merfish

The Little Mermaid received quite a surprise when she tried to return to the sea. (Strange how horrific a mythological creature becomes when its parts are reversed.)

Jun 19

Heart Anatomy

The human heart contains surprising intricacies, and they are not just those of muscle tissue.

Jun 17

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Reading Challenge 2017]

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Random House, 2006 by Lisa See Challenge #2: A book taking place in Asia (Note: I am reading and blogging these Challenge books out of order)   Of all the books I’ve read in the first half of the year, this is the one that’s stuck with me the …

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Jun 12

Death’s Erotic Thrill

There’s nothing more to be said here. (Kiss of Death Statue at The El Poblenou Cemetery in Barcelona)

May 31

Black Queen I

It’s when she lifts the veil that you have to worry. (Photo by Daniel Jung)

May 24

Gunslinger

He was brave to the last, but this didn’t save him… from unlife, that is. (Art by Roman Chaliy)

May 18

Chamber of Chills

Most horror comics of the 1950s are nostalgic rather than horrifying, yet every once in a while I come across an image that is truly startling in its rawness. They were the decade’s way of dealing, sociologically, with the repressed horrors of WWII.  

May 17

Cecaelia

The Cecaelia is an octopoid mermaid who, instead of having a fish’s tail, has the arms of an octopus. The villain of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was one.  (X-Ray Art by Benedetta Bonichi)

May 10

The Lifeform

The cultured alien lifeform had an innocuous beginning, but a bloody end.  

May 03

Dumbo

Not all the great pachyderms became extinct. Some turned into ghouls. (Dumbo by Austen Mengler)  

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