Category: Horror

Louis Wain’s Aslan

This artist’s depiction of Aslan, with its eerie staring eyes, shares a disturbing similarity to the cat pictures of popular Victorian English artist Louis Wain. Wain is often cited in psychology textbooks as a classic case of how schizophrenia alters the afflicted’s sense of reality.    

The Mask is the Thing.

To mask or not to mask? In this time of Coronavirus, it is clearly to mask. Which has generated a richness of memes.             You may be thinking, these images aren’t so horrible, are they? True. But that is exactly why they are horrible. Because they make us laugh.

Haute Couture

   

Soft Dissection

Artist Sabine Feliciano’s fabric rendition of a biology lesson.

Give me a call.

Alfred Hitchcock in a publicity shot for Dial M for Murder, 1950  

COVID-19

Are you wearing yours?

Medusa’s Playhouse

“Pay me a visit,” Medusa said. “We’ll get stoned together.”

Hand of Glory

The Hand of Glory, made from the preserved hand of a man hanged for murder, was a potent magical item. Coated in the deceased’s body fat, with a wick made of his hair, it was said to unlock all doors.  

To Sleep with the Angels
[Reading Challenge 2020]

To Sleep with the Angels by David Cowan and John Kuenster Ivan R. Dee, 1996 [Challenge # 47 : Nonfiction on any subject.] The 1958 Our Lady of the Angels Catholic school fire traumatized a generation of Catholic schoolchildren. To Sleep with the Angels: The Story of a Fire, by David Cowan and John Kuenster, …

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Worldbuilding Wednesday 3/11/20: Vampire Novels

Here’s the book that started the erotic vampire story trend. Released in 1994, at the height of the Splatterpunk trend, Love in Vein mixed vampires and sex in a new, explicitly adult way. Featuring fantasy and horror heavyweights like Kathe Koja, Gene Wolfe, and Charles de Lint, with an opening essay by Poppy Z. Brite …

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