I'll be out of town on Saturday and Sunday, so I'll have no time to update on Halloween. Instead, I'm going to post a bunch of creepy things that caught my interest over the past few years.
To start, some journal entries:
Artist Feature: SergiyKrykun:iconSergiyKrykun:
Sergiy Krykun is an illustrator with a gallery full of macabre artwork inspired by a range of horror, fantasy, and science fiction.
He also has done a nice collection of portraits featuring various writers, film makers, and actors— including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Thomas Ligotti, Brian Keene, William Gibson, Alan Moore, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, Max Schreck, and Christopher Lee.
As evidenced by a picture below (full color of Stephen King’s IT), he’s been drawing since he was about 14.
15 years later, however, his art is still stunning and bone-chilling. Artists like Sergiy are a reminder of how much I love horror fiction.
The Dark Eidolon by SergiyKrykun Urscumug by SergiyKrykun
Stolen by SergiyKrykun The Rake by SergiyKrykun The Court of the Dragon by SergiyKrykun
Although most of his pictures are done in black & whi
My favorite horror novelsIf I had to choose...
-IT by Stephen King
-The Shining by Stephen King
-'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
-Misery by Stephen King
-Desperation by Stephen King
-Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
-The Abyss by Steve Vance
-The Hyde Effect by Steve Vance
-Dracula by Bram Stoker
-Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
-The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
-The Man in the Picture by Susan Hill
-The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
-House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
-The Between by Tananarive Due
-Uzumaki by Junji Ito
-The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker
-Dark Corner by Brandon Massey
-Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
-The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice
Every one of these novels have had a profound impact on my love for horror fiction, and shaped me as an amateur horror writer. Moreover, they remind me of what an amateur I truly am.
Number-wise, my list of favorite novels would only be a fraction compared to how many novellas and short stories I love. I
I saw Crimson Peak last FridayI was excited for this movie all year
Personally, I really enjoyed it. A small, yet distinct group of characters in an eerie, isolated setting. Things get worse from there.
Allerdale Hall (the actual name of the manor- Crimson Peak is a nickname for the land it's on), is a grim, decrepit place hiding chilling secrets and terrifying ghosts, similar to Eel Marsh house in The Woman in Black.
The ghosts themselves are very creepy, and I was dreading the next time they showed up. Jeez, the way those things moved...
And impressively, all but one are live actors with only a few digital touches.
I liked Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing; a lead who doesn't mess around once she sees the first ghost.
Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain pulled off the odd, creepy sibling dynamic very well.
It was nice to see Charlie Hunnam and Jim Beaver on screen again, though they doesn't get as much screen time as the other three, unfortunately. Still good characters, though.
My only issu
DA artists with macabre, surreal, and downright crazy galleries.
I would also like to feature and
They have some great photographs that range from serene to unsettling to chilling.
...Know the signs!
Dating demons— not literally, but close! DX
Yandere Meets the Parents“Ah, I can’t believe I finally get to meet your mom!” The girl exclaimed.
She continued to grip the steering wheel and began humming a tune. She reached over to manipulate the knob on the stereo, to turn up the music. As she reached over, she caught a glance at the young man in her passenger seat. He was slumped against the window, arms crossed, looking out the window.
“Hey,” she said, poking him in the arm, “Thomas. Look at me.”
The young man continued to stare. His gaze did not drift over to her. The woman became a little irritated. How dare he ignore her? Doesn’t he realize how much she cares for him? She grabbed him by the chin, forcefully turning his face to hers. A surprised and fearful gaze met her irritated expression.
“Look. At. Me.” She grunted out through clenched teeth.
The man’s eyes went wide and he cringed slightly at her voice. She felt him tremble beneath her touch. He’s so cute when he
Hahahahahaha, this never gets old fuckyeahcourage.tumblr.com/pos…
Vampire movie recommendations that don’t involve Dracula or Count Orlok:
-Only Lovers Left Alive
-Fright Night (original)
-The Lost Boys
-Let the Right One In (or “Let Me In” as the alternate version)
...And I couldn’t post this entry without a few articles about Stephen King
15 facts about Dracula, literature and the legend:
Awesome horror comic to the tune of Iron Maiden (“Fear of the Dark”, of course): 9gag.com/gag/a75bBom
Sweet dreams, folks! 9gag.com/gag/avZnKvO
Want a balloon, kids? iwastesomuchtime.com/on/?i=934…
I love how “In the Mouth of Madness” is on this list!
A few creepy places around the world: www.slowrobot.com/i/65007
Some people have perfectly valid reasons to fear clowns!
Leon S. Kennedy, employee of the year, 1998: imgur.com/r/gaming/DQOyQ5e
Interview with Nick Cutter, author of bone-chilling woodland horror novel "The Troop".
Personally, I was terrified to continue reading, but I was dying to know how the book ended.
I would love it if John Carpenter was in charge of making a horror game
No tall-tales here! These are real fish!
Recommended video games to enjoy during Halloween:
-Silent Hill 1, 2, 3, Origins, & Downpour
-Resident Evil 1, 2, & 3
-Devil May Cry (2001)
-Amnesia: The Dark Descent
-Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
-The Evil Within
-Alice: Madness Returns
-System Shock 2
-inFamous: Festival of Blood