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We’re proud to introduce Edgar Allan Poe Temporary Tattoos! These are the perfect way to show your inner-darkness to the world in a nonpermanent way. Images from poems and stories from The Raven to Hop-Frog. Plus, a really great “Nevermore” lower back tattoo!

See them all here

Source mcphee.com

Texas-based artist and Instructables contributor tchitwood created this awesomely gruesome Walking Dead Zombie Cake. She modeled the cake after one of special effects creator, director, and actor Greg Nicotero’s own appearances on The Walking Dead. He’s thoroughly revolting to behold, but being made of nothing but cake, frosting, and hand-painted fondant, we’re sure he’s completely delicious.

Click here for step-by-step instructions ;so that you can make your own deliciously horrifying undead dessert.

[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

Stephanie Fernendez is a self-taught freelance makeup artist located in Shreveport, Louisiana who specializes in creating impressively freaky and vibrant transformations. We love the many ways she turns her own mouth into a horrifying gaping maw or disturbingly toothy grin.

Check out Stephanie’s website and Facebook page for more amazing photos.

[via Geekologie]

If you like zombies as much as we like zombies then you should take a long look at this obsessive labor of ghoulish love created by Seattle, WA-based artist and author Jason Thompson. The Map of Zombies is an exhaustively thorough identification and classification of over 350 types of zombies from horror movies, books, video games, comics, manga and TV shows. It’s the cutting edge of zombie taxonomy drawn in the style of a beautiful vintage medical chart

"This map includes EVERY important (and almost every unimportant) zombie genre work, from Edgar Allen Poe’s "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" to the movies of George Romero and Lucio Fulci, to Kengo Hanazawa’s "I Am a Hero." Go from point to point on the map and discover the wide world of zombies, broken down by logical categories, like you were a scientist observing zombies in the field!"

Jason is currently offering 24” x 36” prints of The Map of Zombies via Kickstarter (but there are only a few days left). This chart could come in very handy during a zombie outbreak, although it might be a little risky to read while standing out in the open.
Don’t let a zombie catch you unawares while reading The Map of Zombies. Visit io9 to view a larger version of the map.

If you like zombies as much as we like zombies then you should take a long look at this obsessive labor of ghoulish love created by Seattle, WA-based artist and author Jason Thompson. The Map of Zombies is an exhaustively thorough identification and classification of over 350 types of zombies from horror movies, books, video games, comics, manga and TV shows. It’s the cutting edge of zombie taxonomy drawn in the style of a beautiful vintage medical chart

"This map includes EVERY important (and almost every unimportant) zombie genre work, from Edgar Allen Poe’s "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar" to the movies of George Romero and Lucio Fulci, to Kengo Hanazawa’s "I Am a Hero." Go from point to point on the map and discover the wide world of zombies, broken down by logical categories, like you were a scientist observing zombies in the field!"

Jason is currently offering 24” x 36” prints of The Map of Zombies via Kickstarter (but there are only a few days left). This chart could come in very handy during a zombie outbreak, although it might be a little risky to read while standing out in the open.

Don’t let a zombie catch you unawares while reading The Map of Zombies. Visit io9 to view a larger version of the map.

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.

The days have grown cold and short, Lovecraftian Solstice Carols can be heard on the wind, and in the Portland, OR home of Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, the spot on the living room floor where betentacled trees have stood in years past has suddenly begun to darken and roil. Cthulhumas approaches and it’s time to pay tribute.

Dread Cthulhu still waits dreaming, but this year the Cthulhumas tree awoke. Its eyes are a pair of Giant Christmas Tree Googly Eyes that were altered with spray paint, paint pens, and markers. The wings were made using wire hangers, floral wire and tape, green cellophane, and the helpful guidance of a wing-making Instructable created by mercifulmaenad. Small sacrifices of blood, skin, and cherished cloth were made in the process and eldritch incantations were murmured.

Now the tree watches, unblinking. Sometime, just of the corner of an eye, the blue lights flicker and its tentacles appear to writhe. In the middle of the night the soft rustling of cellophane wings has been heard. The tree never sleeps. 

Merry Cthulhumas friends. May the deep dark sleep of the Great Old Ones continue undisturbed.

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.

"In a few hours it’s gonna burst through your ribcage, and you’re gonna die. Any questions?"

That is, unless you can eat it first. These terrifyingly awesome Alien Macarons are the work of Lou Lou P’s Delights, Leeds, England-based creators of bespoke cakes and other forms of edible artistry. They come in equally horrifying yet tantalizing Facehuuger, Chestburster, and fully grown Xenomorph varieties. We’ll take one of each please.

[via Foodiggity]

"Oh, no tears please, for it’s a waste of good suffering."

Artist Nicole Cantú created this terrifyingly awesome stained glass likeness of Pinhead from the Hellraiser series. Entitled Lord of Leviathan, the 24” x 36” Cenobite is Nicole’s contribution to the Something Spooky horror-themed group art show the Guzu Gallery in Austin, Texas.

We love that Pinhead’s unforgettable cranium was crafted in 3D. The piece is mounted inside a light box so that viewers can get the full demonic/angelic effect. He’s currently available for purchase here.
Buyer beware…

[via Obvious Winner]

When Jeffrey Combs (Star Trek, The Frighteners) and Stuart Gordon (From Beyond, King of the Ants) get together, scary things happen. After all, they made one of our all time favorite horror films, Re-Animator. Now they want to bring their vision to Edgar Allan Poe. 

They’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a movie about Poe based on their stage production, Nevermore. This is no joke, the LA Times called Combs’ performance in the play “definitive, so full-blown he does not seem to be so much playing Poe as channeling him.” 

We want to see this movie!

Click here to watch their video pitch and get involved

Guillermo del Toro, one of our favourite film directors and a tremendous horror movie nerd, just directed the opening sequence for The Simpsons 24th episodes of their Treehouse of Horror Halloween anthology series.

This awesome three-minute-long extended intro and couch gag is so densely packed with references to horror and science fiction movies (including a bunch of del Toro’s own work) that we had to keep pausing it to try and identify them all.

How many references can you recognize? The folks at Movie Pilot went through and labeled each one they spotted.
Click here to watch their version.

[via /film]