Bunnicula is real and he’s a black rabbit with red fangs and claws menacingly perched above the ornate doorway to solicitors’ offices in the historic Cathedral Buildings in Newcastle, England. He’s a mysterious grotesque who’s been up there for over a century now, but no one seems to know why or what he represents. However there are stories:

"Erected with the rest of the building in 1901, locals tell a tale of grave robbers who were running rampant in the area until one dark night the fanged beastie rose on the door opposite the graveyard as if to scare off future robbers. Less superstitiously, it has also been theorized that the vampire rabbit is in fact a hare whose ears were mistakenly put on backwards. If this were the case the bloody little creature could have been installed to reference Sir George Hare Phipson, a local doctor, Freemason, and friend of the cathedral’s architect."

The blood-sucking bun was originally the same sandy color as the stonework that surrounds him. His jet-black coat and blood-red teeth and claws are a modern addition. So he could simply be a representation of the Easter bunny, albeit an alarmingly sinister one. Whatever his reason for being there, we think he’s awesome.

Photos by wanderingfool

[via Atlas Obscura]

After gathering round the Cthulhumas tree to sing Lovecraftian Solstice Carols and exchange accursed texts and arcane artifacts, it’s time for the Horrible Holiday Feast. We can’t think of a more disturbingly suitable entrée than Lubbock, Texas-based Rusty Eulberg’s monstrous “Cthurkey”:

According to Eulberg, he and wife Jennifer Robledo “wanted to do something unique for Christmas dinner with friends of ours. Jenny is a big fan of Cthulhu so we went and bought some crab legs and some octopus and bacon and cooked them all separate and slapped them together on a plate, and that was it. The next year I made a Cthicken [see bottom photo]; the same thing using squid instead of octopus and a chicken.”

Eulberg says, “The universal reaction was, ‘Oh my God, I couldn’t eat that.’ But each individual piece was cooked separately; all I did was set them together on the plate. It was delicious. The crab leg was awesome and the bacon added a nice flavor to the turkey.”

Visit Gothamist to learn more about Rusty Eulberg’s malevolent holiday meals.

This fantastic photo was taken at Charmouth beach on the Jurassic coast in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Three-year-old Pantha Bradbury, possibly a future Khaleesi, is seen admiring an awesome 39-foot-wide dragon skull, which was created to celebrate the launch of the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
[via Telegraph.co.uk]

This fantastic photo was taken at Charmouth beach on the Jurassic coast in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England. Three-year-old Pantha Bradbury, possibly a future Khaleesi, is seen admiring an awesome 39-foot-wide dragon skull, which was created to celebrate the launch of the third season of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

[via Telegraph.co.uk]

We love the terrifying placement of this awesome Xenomorph sculpture at an H.R. Giger exhibition in San Sebastian, Spain back in 2009. We hope the woman in this photograph really enjoyed the show, because she might not have made it out of the museum in one piece.
"That’s it man, game over man, game over!"
[via Neatorama, photo via Orange]

We love the terrifying placement of this awesome Xenomorph sculpture at an H.R. Giger exhibition in San Sebastian, Spain back in 2009. We hope the woman in this photograph really enjoyed the show, because she might not have made it out of the museum in one piece.

"That’s it man, game over man, game over!"

[via Neatorama, photo via Orange]

George Evangelista, a freelance concept artist based in Melbourne, Australia, created this awesomely strange and tentacular illustration of what appears to be a man wearing a bright yellow octopus on his head. We can’t tell if the octopus and the man are actually getting along or if one is the victim of the other, but whatever their situation, together they create a man who bears a striking resemblance to Homer Simpson from The Simpsons.

We think his name is almost as wonderful as the portrait itself: George calls him The D’oh Creature. He’s even got a tiny Blinky the Three-eyed Fish embroidered on his shirt.

[via Laughing Squid]

This spectacular fire-breathing dragon Smaug cake was made by Zion for her son’s birthday. What a fantastic birthday that must’ve been! It’s such an awesome creation that the folks behind TheHobbitMovie’s Twitter feed declared Zion their #HobbitFanoftheWeek. We’re guessing everyone in that family is a huge fan of The Hobbit.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

This spectacular fire-breathing dragon Smaug cake was made by Zion for her son’s birthday. What a fantastic birthday that must’ve been! It’s such an awesome creation that the folks behind TheHobbitMovie’s Twitter feed declared Zion their #HobbitFanoftheWeek. We’re guessing everyone in that family is a huge fan of The Hobbit.

[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

"That’s it man, game over man, game over!"

This has got to be one of the most unsettling LEGO creations we’ve seen yet. Carlos Valero, a Spanish LEGO enthusiast who goes by the name AL13N163NA on DeviantART, used nearly 500 bricks to create this awesome 1:1 scale replica of a Facehugger from the Alien film series.

Now we’re wondering if Carlos has plans to make a LEGO Chestburster next…

[via Obvious Winner]

New York-based art director Kaisa Haupt creates awesome sandwiches that look like all sorts of different creatures, animals, monsters, and other oddities. Kaisa then photographs and shares these delicious creations for an ongoing series entitled Sandwich Monsters.

Here you see “Captain Hamerica” (Marvel Comics), Punxsutawney Phil’ly Cheeseteak”, the “Lox-ness Monster”, an “Unidenti-fried Flying Obj-egg”, a tantalizingly cute “Purrr-ito”, and the Salami’ese Twins”.

Follow the Sandwich Monsters project here on Tumblr and via Instagram.

[via Laughing Squid]