Category: Horror

Santa Horror

Since the 18th century, when images of Santa Claus began to be disseminated through newspapers, books, and periodicals, his appearance has changed quite a bit. Often those earlier depictions are a tad grotesque, as much for what was considered appealing at the time as the skill of the artist and the means of reproduction. When …

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Foot Fetish

’nuff said.

Speak no Evil

When the Princess spoke kindly, pearls and roses would drop from her lips. But when she cursed, fowl serpents emerged. As she was a lover of salty language, the palace was soon full of snakes. But the Princess didn’t mind. She also had a yen for snakeskin.

Rapunzel

She let down her hair. Look at what she caught!

An Alien’s Truth

A piece of street art in Brazil. You dig?

The Circle

I saw her at the edge of the cliff, dancing with her arms extended, fingers grasped, to form a perfect ring. “What are you doing?” I said. “I’m dancing with my husband before I join him on the bottom.”

Hansel and Gretel 2018

Modern witches design their huts differently to attract small children.  

The Giants

Were they being created, or destroyed? Punished, or enhanced? Monitored, or forgotten? They look caught in motion, yet perhaps the liquid medium just holds them in stasis. Don’t ask the worker at the lower right. He’s just doing his job.  

A Medical Student’s Nightmare

This isn’t the only antique photograph I’ve come across of a doctor surrounded by cadavers intent on dissecting him. It says a lot about gallows humor in the profession. The ghostly legs below the table add to the spooky feel, but it’s likely they were the result of a double exposure used to create the …

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The Sea Has Many Secrets

Venture an ocean journey and you may run into entities like this beyond the reach of land.