Category: Horror

Heart Anatomy

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

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Reading Challenge 2017]

  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See Random House, 2006 [Challenge #2: A book taking place in Asia] Of all the books I’ve read in the first half of the year, this is the one that’s stuck with me the most, because it delivered far more than the blurb and cursory glances …

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Death’s Erotic Thrill

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

Black Queen I

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

Gunslinger

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

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.  

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)

The Lifeform

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

Dumbo

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

OBE

This is one out-of-body experience that must not be repeated.   (Art by Shintaro Kago)