Category: Horror

Stone and Sea

What happens to the people who Medusa turned to stone? Do they remain conscious over millennia, as continents sink and ocean levels rise?  

Two Books about Skeletons [Review]

Unnatural Selection by Katrina van Grouw Princeton University Press, 2018 How does evolution happen? This is the behind Unnatural Selection, written by natural history curator and illustrator Katrina van Grouw. She approaches it from a direction unfashionable these days, though one that Charles Darwin received inspiration from: the selective breeding of domesticated animals. Unnatural Selection …

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Face the Facts

And everything else, for that matter.  

Parakeet Horror

I had a parakeet growing up, and I loved the little thing. But as pets, budgerigars have their horrible side. When they die, for example. Often suddenly and without warning. Nothing can freak out a small child like seeing a bird that had been happily chirping an hour before lying motionless on the bottom of …

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Hey, you.

Victorian-era skeletons in a medical engraving

Time Capsule

Isn’t this the prototypical damsel-in-distress image? Seriously, it strokes my sweet spot: the leering, Lon Chaney Jr.-as-Phantom of the Opera-like face of the villain and his floridly brandished pocket watch, and the wide-eyed look of the blonde, which is not so much terror as a mesmerized disgust.  (The man tied up behind her seems to …

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Birdcage

She was just another typical English bird in a cage. Trapped, though she could not see it.

The Black Queen IX

Her hypnotic stare seared into my soul.

Anatomical Pastries

Hungry yet?  

Flaming Heart

My heart burns for you.