Tag: Horror

Rat Dance

Even rats like to dance.

Skeleton Dreams

What do skeletons dream about when Halloween has passed? A Night on Bald Mountain parade of damned souls and evil witches, of course!  

Worldbuilding Wednesday 10/30/19: Witches!

Witches are a staple of fantasy and horror fiction. In their broad definition, they mean any kind of magic-using female. But for this list I’m going to use a more narrow definition: the Halloween type of witch, evil, cackling, out to do no good. The kind that brews potions in a big black cauldron and …

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Cloverfield Lane

Cloverfield Lane creature design, as envisioned by artist Kurt Papstein.  

They Whisper

They whisper between themselves when you’re not around. Who knows what they talk about?  

Horror Genres

Easy-to-comprehend diagram of Horror genres. Some changes I’d make: Move “Creepy Kid” under the Monster genre The genres at the bottom aren’t really genres, they’re more like themes… …with the exception of Goth, which is a legitimate genre IMO. The Supernatural subgenre under Paranormal is just wrong. I’d call it Metahuman or Mutant and class …

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Ms. Mesmer

You WILL Look at me! You WILL be totally under my control!  

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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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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