24 posts tagged Horror
24 posts tagged Horror
French street artist OaKoAK (previously featured here) took advantage of a damaged wooden door to recreate one of cinema’s most famous scenes, the moment Jack Nicholson’s crazed character finally breaks through the bathroom door in Stanley Kubrick’s awesome horror film The Shining, based on the novel by Stephen King.
[via Street Art Utopia]
If you’re a fan of Edward Gorey then you’re probably familiar with his wonderfully macabre alphabet series, The Gashlycrumb Tinies, wherein each letter describes and depicts the untimely demise of 26 unfortunate children.
We were delighted to learn that Clive Barker, English author, director, visual artist, and master of the macabre in his own right, is currently creating an impressively dark Edward Gorey-inspired alphabet of his own. The verse is Barker’s and the illustrations are by Paulo Andreas Lorca.
Be sure to keep an eye on Clive Barker’s official Facebook page/gallery for new additions to the series.
[via Clive Barker]
It was around this time last year that Maika, co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome, created her first Cthulhumas tree using a bunch of our Chtulhu tentacles, blue string lights, silver garland, a plush Cthulhu, and just the right amount of eldritch chanting.
Knowing the Great Old Ones would be expecting a tribute at least as nice as last year’s effort, Maika created a second Cthulhumas tree this year, building on the original design with the addition of more lights, three dozen Finger Tentacles, and some Terrified B-Movie Victims.
Don’t leave small pets or children alone around this tree. Those frightened little figures won’t satisfy it for long.
Merry Cthulhumas one and all. May the Elder Gods continue to sleep soundly.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.
Source Flickr / liquidnight
The ghost of Edgar Allan Poe appeared before us and offered to write us an original, never before seen, short story. We told him we’d rather have him describe this lunchbox. He said, “Really? You’d rather have that than a story?” Then he shrugged and wrote the following description:
While food gives life, precious life, what is a lunchbox but a coffin for food? A bologna sandwich, a vital sandwich in its prime, is laid to rest in this metal tomb and waits to be consumed; Eaten, just as a corpse is consumed by the inevitable decay brought on by the passage of time. Imagine the quickening breath of that sandwich as the lid of the lunchbox swings into place and it hears the clang of the latch sealing its doom. It reaches its crust up to scratch on the lid, desperately hoping to signal someone that it is inside and still alive! Alive! Alive! But then the sandwich begins to realize that it is trapped. The air begins to smell of carrot strips and Doritos, stifling and hot. Its breath becomes shallow and slow until it trails off into a rasp that sounds not unlike a gravestone being dragged into place.
Eventually, the sandwich is no more. At that point, its lifeless form is dragged forth and stripped of its plastic sleeve and consumed ravenously by some faceless ghoul. For there are the consumed and the consumer, by purchasing this lunchbox, you will have chosen your lot.
That such a device would be decorated with an image of myself and the products of my imagination is both a horror and an honor. Makes a lovely gift.
Yikes! Annabel de Vetten of Conjurer’s Kitchen created these incredibly creepy edible baby heads using solid white chocolate. Roughly the size of actual newborn baby heads, they’re part of the Eat Your Heart Out 2012 food art exhibition in London. They’re the foodstuff of nightmares.
If the pattern on this knit beanie looks familiar to you and makes you feel vaguely anxious, that’s probably because it is based on carpet inside the Overlook Hotel as seen in Stanley Kubrick’s awesome 1980 horror film The Shining, based on Stephen King’s awesome novel with the same title.
This is the limited edition Weir Overlook Special Edition beanie by Casualco.com. You’ll be able to order them here, starting next month. But don’t be surprised if walking around with this hat on your head causes sinister pairs of twins to appear with invitations to “come play with us…”
Thanksgiving is less than a week away, so it’s only right that one of today’s monsters should be served up on a platter. Created by gifted sculptor Evan Campbell and entitled Funeral Meats, this impressive and thoroughly unsettling creature was made using gelatin:
“Carcass I sculpted and painted made out of gelatin. It is the same type of gelatin used for making jello but has a stronger tear strength - similar to gummie bears. Roma Plastalina clay sculpture, 3-piece Ultracal 30 plaster mold, cast in gelatin and airbrushed with acrylic adhesive paints.”
Whether you find it horrifying, appetizing, or a bit of both, you’ve got to admit that this sculpture is pretty freaking awesome. Bon appétit!
[via k3n’s blog]
Cthulhu fhtagn. As fans of all things H.P. Lovecraft-related and tentacles in general, we love this handsome, be-tentacled Howard Phillips Lovecraft Bust created by artist Lee Joyner. The faux bronze bust stands 13” tall and is soon going on sale as a limited edition via Joyner Studio.
[via Super Punch]
Jason D’Aquino is a talented artist and illustrator who draws incredibly small and remarkably detailed illustrations inside of matchbooks. Each matchbook is a tiny work of awesome art. Many of Jason’s matchbook pieces reference aspects of pop culture, from horror film characters to world famous works of art to pulp fiction magazine covers.