Category: Horror

Tea Party

Crumpets and finger sandwiches, anyone?   (Ceramic art by Ronit Baranga)

Trapped

The viscous cream with the nutrients came once a day through the tube. But  the limited air she had was running out. Encased in metal bondage, she looked around desperately for a rescuer, knowing full well none would find her in this underground space.   (trapped02, image from LXXT on DeviantArt)

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.)

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)