Bloody reader ‘Mark P.’ tipped us to an awesome article at Hyperallergic where they write about Edinburgh-based artist Jessica Harrison, who has been transforming the collectible ceramic ladies that populate grandmothers’ china cabinets into spectacles of gore.
Explains the site, these elegant abominations are now on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York as part of Body & Soul: New International Ceramics, the first of a series of exhibitions highlighting different materials to mark the museum’s fifth year at its Columbus Circle home. Body & Soul is centered on the human figure in contemporary ceramics, and as the exhibition text notes: “Through clay the figure becomes the catalyst for addressing the emotional impact of contemporary pressures that confront our society today.” READ MORE
It’s Friday the 13th, so why not celebrate with a creepy ghost story, one that happened in real life to British model Peaches Geldof.
The insanity started three days ago when she shared this close-up photo on Instagram with the following story: “Close up shot of the mystery ghost hand in pic I took of Astala and me In the bath!! And no that isn’t my hand- one of mine was round his waist to hold him during the photo, the other holding the camera to take the shot,” she revealed. “Also the hand is around my shoulder so totally weird angle if I did it myself!! How terrifying!! I am shitting myself! #haunted #ghost” She also shared the original photo before doing some further digging into her property.
The Daily Mail reported that Geldof – who lives in the property in Kent, South East England, with her husband Thomas Cohen, Astala, and their other son, eight-month-old Phaedra – said: “The house was built in the 1920s by a rich man and his pregnant wife. However, his wife had a stillborn baby and was so grief-stricken she went mad. She apparently drowned herself in the bath.”
She added: “The presence I feel isn’t malignant or angry, rather maternal and friendly – the house has a lovely atmosphere. Maybe she’s just making her presence known because she loves having babies around?”
Below are the images, as well as a video tour of her haunted house. READ MORE
With FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” airing tonight, we thought we’d share some absolutely stunning art from Tumblr user Patricia Oliver.
Oilver has created “Minimalist” poster art for the various characters in “Coven”, ranging from Fiona Goode to Madison Montgomery, Marie Laveau, Nan, Madame Marie Delphine LaLaurie, Myrtle Snow, Cordelia Foxx, Misty Day, Queenie, and Zoe Benson!
It’s a shame these aren’t for purchase because they’d be an awesome series to own. READ MORE
Dario Argento’s god-awful Dracula is opening this week overseas, but something really cool as come of it (thank god).
Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani cut together a mash-up celebrating the works of Argento and the illustrious Giallo sub genre.
If anyone should be putting together this love letter it would be Cattet and Forzani, who have taken Argento’s visual style and embodied it in their aforementioned works. READ MORE
The Japanese are better at so many things than us Americans. Their reality shows where they pretty much scare people to death? So much better than “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” And of course their commercials are better too because they seem much more into providing an entertaining experience for their audience, associating their products with laughter rather than lifestyle pressure.
Here they get a little Sadako-esque. Except there’s not a TV. Thanks to Jonny B for calling my attention to this! Check it out! READ MORE
I love a clever new spin on an old classic – and by “old classic” I mean the “60 second” version of movies.
Youtuber 1A4STUDIO has begun created his own 60-second versions of classic films, such as Aliens and Terminator 2, using only line drawings. It’s sort of like looking through an old-school flip book that’s a thousand pages long.
Watch the aforementioned below, with a bunch more at the above link! READ MORE
Going viral this Monday morning are a series of drawings from artist Matsuda Yuusuke who has taken classic genre characters and turned them into adorable manga characters.
Below you can check out his renditions of Alien, RoboCop, Hellboy, Predator, Hellraiser and even Terminator. READ MORE
Via a Tumblr user overseas, I’ve just lost my appetite.
Food artists Kittiwat Unarrom has been having a little fun in his bakery, creating absolutely disgusting break that looks like real human parts, from heats to feet, lets, hands and skin.
The zombie-themed food art is called “Body Bakery: Bread Imitating Gore”.
“Thai Fine Art student and artist Kittiwat Unarrom is the son of a baker. All that baking exposure growing up has been a clear influence, but his artistic need to see things a little differently definitely flared up as he created the tacitly named “Body Bakery” – brutally, gruesomely, almost unbelievably realistic looking sculptures of dismembered human body parts sculpted entirely from bread,” they explain.
“With a master in Fine Arts Kittiwat Unarrom creates sculpture in bread. Not just normal sculpture but horror, dark art, gore, something I don’t know if I could actually eat.
“Located in Ratchaburi, Thailand Kittiwat creates feet, hands, heads, and internal organs among other body parts all entirely edible and for sale at his family’s bakery. He skillfully paints each piece to look terrifying to the observer/customer.” READ MORE
One day to buy, only 12 hours left to vote.
Do you prefer “Strange Neighborhood” or “Marshmallow Terror”?
TeeFury is holding a vote for which Ghostbusters shirt you’d like to buy, winner takes over Manhattan and slimes all of the residents with an awesome new Tee.
Click the link to vote and order, although I assure you that a decision won’t be easily made… READ MORE
Being a “Dexter” sympathizer since day one, the final season must have been terrible for me to turn against it. In fact, just like “Lost”, I’m still not over it.
Neither was YouTube user Fibr3Optix, apparently, as he shared his personal vision for the final season of Showtime’s serial killer drama.
Obviously, there’s no right answer as to what should have happened, but when a fan describes something wholly more interesting than what a team of highly paid television writers put together, well, that’s alarming.
I just wish he found a way to toss in a dig at the atrocious Vince Masuka arc involving his daughter. I want to punch that arc in the face over and over again. READ MORE
Wild Orchid Baking Company is going to Hell…
The Wild Orchid Baking Company has shared photos via their Facebook of a cake design based on the lament configuration from the Hellraiser films.
I’d like to open this cake and let loose some calorie demons… READ MORE
Something both magical and wonderfully strange happened at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA this past Halloween. Two things I never thought I’d ever see come together finally did and the result is something we can all enjoy, thanks to the wonders of the Internet. Dick Van Wailin, who might have the best fake name ever, of the StripTease Orchestra decided to bring together Silent Hill and burlesque.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen those creepy nurses show their moves and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Keep them coming people, this never gets old.
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is, in my eyes, infallible. No amount of joking or parody can ruin the film’s continuing impact on me. So this takedown of the child stardom of the “Danny Torrance-type” by head Onion film critic Peter K. Rosenthal is just the give that keeps on giving!
Check it out below! Oh and NSFW! READ MORE
I know a few of the Halloween Treats today are oddly corporately synergistic. We’re not getting paid for this, it’s just that a few companies have stood up to the bat with their product pimping. I’m not encouraging you to buy Tide or anything like that (I use some weird hippie detergent), but I am encouraging you to spend a few seconds with their Halloween Vines if you’re killing time while your significant other is perfecting his/her costume.
They cover The Shining, The Ring, Poltergeist, Psycho and Carrie. The latter is pretty great!
Check ‘em out below! READ MORE
I’m not normally a fan of Bing but this is actually pretty cool. You know how Google has their “Google Doodles” – those alterations to their homepage they do every holiday or on special occasions? Well Bing has given their entire homepage a thorough makeover.
You’ll notice the creepy Poltergeist TV right off the bat, but move your cursor around and you’ll discover a few other horror references! Some of them lead to standard searches, and some lead to imagery. If you’re bored and the office and waiting to get drunk at the Halloween party in a few hours, check it out!
I just received the best Halloween Treat of the year, courtesy of Billy J. Kirkus. What you see below is an alternate take of the opening scene from John Carpenter’s classic Halloween, in which a young Michael Myers stalks his own house on his way to killing his older sister.
“This is the first take of the opening to Halloween,” explains Kirkus further adding that “this was the first time they tried shooting it, without the cuts that they did in take number 2. They only shot this whole scene twice. Notice all of the blue in the picture…completely toned down for the recent release of the movie on Blu-ray.”
He implores that if you want to see more of the “Unseen Halloween” you’ll need to contact Trancas International Films and tell them you want to see the “Unseen Halloween.” He gives very Special Thanks to James G. Chandler and of course the wonderful Don May, Jr and Synapse Films.
“I was amazed that we got that shot in just a few takes, two to be exact” said Carpenter in “Jamie Lee Curtis: Scream Queen” by Jim Grove. “I thought it would be impossible; I thought we’d have a problem with every take, and that we’d have to do it over and over agin and that eventually we’d have to change the whole scene because there was only enough money left to do two or three takes of that scene.” READ MORE
While the video is headlined as “banned” and the description boasts “never aired,” Kevin Eis’ YouTube video is actually just a funny spoof of those annoying as hell Febreze commercials.
In this version, two people can smell all sorts of wonderful things, like “puppies running around on the ocean,” before their shown what they’re really smelling. And it’s grizzly… READ MORE
Eric Millikin, an experimental artist from Detroit, contacted us with a link to his latest project – a series of tasty portraits of monsters, each built out of Halloween candy. He calls this series “Totally Sweet.”
So far, this series includes everything from classic monsters like The Bride of Frankenstein to modern killers from slasher movies. He’s also been taking requests; one of his favorites has been Gort, the alien killer robot from the 1950s sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Click here for the full gallery of delicious art over at The Detroit Free Press. It’s awesome because you can zoom in and actually see what candy was used! READ MORE
While I didn’t laugh out loud at this video from Barely Political, I thought it was funny and definitely a worthwhile curio for fans of Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Michael Myers and Jigsaw. It totally breaks franchise canon in the first 30 seconds by having Jason talk, but the bickering between the villains does expose some of the strengths and weaknesses of each franchise.
Check it out below! READ MORE
Have $8,000 just laying around? Have a way to get to Austin, Texas to pick up this art? Well, we have something perfect for you.
Created for Bernie Wrightson & Steve Niles’ “Something Spooky” at Guzu Gallery, Nicole Cantú created one of the greatest pieces of horror art of all time.
What she has for sale is “Lord of Leviathan”, a Hellraiser-inspired piece of art (sized 24″ x 36″) depicting Pinhead and the Lament Configuration box done up with stained glass in a light box.
It’s too delicate to ship, so you’ll have to pick it up. If you have $8,000 to drop, I dare you to bring a suitcase filled with singles, although you’ll burn in hell for that. READ MORE
Candyman makes a horrific return in this parody by UCB’s Muddleberry.
In it, two kids discover that Clive Barker’s version of “Candyman” took a lot of liberties with the truth. READ MORE
‘Tis the season to get spooky! While many of us enjoy watching horror movies all year round, regardless of the Halloween season, there’s something that we can’t really do no matter the time of year and that is wearing costumes. I mean, we could but there would definitely be a lot of queer looks thrown our way. So for those of you who are into putting on costumes, this time of year is especially fun for you! I personally don’t wear costumes but that’s because I’m a serious Debbie Downer about them.
Below are several costumes that are making their way around the net that I thought I’d share with you in case you’re trying to get some last minute inspiration for Thursday. Head on down and enjoy! READ MORE
If It Were Stine Tumblr imagines ancient classics and modern masterpieces of horror as seen through the neon-green, pun-dripping lense of R.L. Stine’s beloved “Goosebumps” series!
Take a look below as films like Phantasm, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, Shining, Halloween and Carrie are given the “Goosebumps” treatment! you’ll find tons more at the aforementioned link or at the archive. READ MORE
Exclusive: Check out this awesome video that shows you zombie rehearsals for World War Z (review), now on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and On Demand. This featurette is a Best Buy exclusive!
Starring international superstar Brad Pitt, the tense and thrilling film follows a former United Nations investigator (Pitt) as he helps stop the chaotic pandemic that has gripped populations around the world. World War Z features stunning visual effects and edge-of-your-seat action and suspense that take the zombie apocalypse phenomenon to a more extreme and electrifying level.
World War Z is available on Blu-ray Combo or Blu-ray 3D Combo with an Unrated Cut packed with even more thrills and action too intense for theaters, along with the theatrical version of the film. The combo packs feature UltraViolet and boast in-depth looks at the making of the film, the seamless blending of practical and digital effects, the science behind the zombie outbreak and much more. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD. READ MORE