Monday, July 21, 2014

Children’s Nightmares by Arthur Tress

Children’s Nightmares by Arthur Tress


Arthur Tress began his career in the 1960s creating “straight” street photographs, but soon branched out to explore the realm of the strange and grotesque.

“Dreams or nightmares were collected by conversations with children in schools, streets, or neighbourhood playgrounds. The children would be asked means of acting out their visions or to suggest ways of making them into visual actualities……

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Animated Short – “From Beyond” (2006)

An animated short by Michael Granberry, based on the short story of the same name by H.P.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Dali in Wonderland


Since its 1865 publication, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been printed in several illustrated editions and adapted to animated series and movies. Most people associate the initial publication of Alice with the John Tenniel illustrations that appeared in the first edition, but in 1969, Salvador Dali created is own “trippy” interpretation for Lewis Carroll’s emblematic book.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014


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Amazing and yet terrifying portaits from the art collective EMPIRE OF WOLVES.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

REVIEW “Audition” (1999, movie)

REVIEW “Audition” (1999, movie)

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“Words create lies, pain can be trusted,”

After seven years widowed, Shigeharu Aoyama and his film producer friend Yasuhisa Yoshikawa, devises a plan to hold a fake audition for a leading lady to find him a new wife. But what starts has a an innocent game ends out to be a gruesome and sadistic nightmare.

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Based on a novel by Ryu Murakami, director Takashi Miike’s…

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

1000 Shadows


The project “1000 Shadows” by the brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione, features misty shadows and creatures haunting abandoned buildings. One of his creations are set in the empty rooms of an old creepy abandoned psychiatric hospital in the city of Parma in Italy.







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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dongwook Lee’s Disturbing Sculptures

Dongwook Lee’s Disturbing Sculptures


Dongwook Lee’s works focus on the contradictions that are fundamentally inherent in human existence and life. Exquisitely hyper-realistic and surrealistically imagined renditions of his miniature human figures are staged in absurd situations in Lee’s works, in which the bleak everyday life transforms into poetic horror.

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Oddities and Obscurities

The 19th Century Artificial Leech


Bloodletting with leeches was such a popular treatment for a range of medical conditions that an artificial leech was invented in 1840; however, its gruesome appearance and methods were viewed as being slighty frightentning. The rotating blades would cut a wound in the patient’s skin, while the cylinder would be used to produce a vacuum that sucked up the…

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The [Bizarre] Illustrated Police News #3

The [Bizarre] Illustrated Police News #3


The Illustrated Police News, was a weekly illustrated British newspaper founded in 1863 that aggregated sensational and melodramatic reports and illustrations of murders in the UK and around the world.

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Monday, July 7, 2014

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”   Bram Stoker - Dracula


“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!”   Bram Stoker - Dracula