tombstone blues

gothiccharmschool:

Semi-guilty confession time: I eventually want to get a portrait done in the classic gothic romance cover heroine style. It would be so much fun!

(Yes, I’m married to a very talented artist, but this particular style isn’t at ALL the sort of thing he does.)

asylum-art:

The Works of Nicola Samorì

The paintings of Italian artist, Nicola Samori, are full of sensuous energy. The thirty-five year old’s style is derived from the classical paintings of early renaissance masters. With the highest degree of precession, his figures emerge from the darkness of pictorial space into the light with dramatic realism.

Samori’s methodology is one that intertwines both violence and romance, which make his paintings all the more painful: He distorts them, smears them with his hand, disfigures hem with the palette knife, paints them over, or like a torturer removes the half-dry skin of the uppermost layer of paint with a scalpel. Yet, through this destructive deconstruction, his compositions have an eery sense of beauty and elegance.

wilwheaton:

odditiesoflife:

malformalady:
The Haunted Funeral Monument of Inez Clark

The glass-enclosed funeral monument of Inez Clarke at Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery. 6-year-old Inez Clarke was killed by lightning while on a picnic with her family. Her parents, stunned by the tragic loss, commissioned a life-sized statue of their daughter to be placed over her grave. There are tales of the statue weeping as well as claims of Inez actually moving. It is said, during violent thunderstorms, Inez vanishes from her glass box and roams around the cemetery until the storm is over.


I do not believe in ghosts, but I sure do love a good ghost story.

the weird part is that neither the cemetery nor the Chicago census has any records of an Inez Clarke, despite the grave being very much there. 

wilwheaton:

odditiesoflife:

malformalady:

The Haunted Funeral Monument of Inez Clark

The glass-enclosed funeral monument of Inez Clarke at Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery. 6-year-old Inez Clarke was killed by lightning while on a picnic with her family. Her parents, stunned by the tragic loss, commissioned a life-sized statue of their daughter to be placed over her grave. There are tales of the statue weeping as well as claims of Inez actually moving. It is said, during violent thunderstorms, Inez vanishes from her glass box and roams around the cemetery until the storm is over.

I do not believe in ghosts, but I sure do love a good ghost story.

the weird part is that neither the cemetery nor the Chicago census has any records of an Inez Clarke, despite the grave being very much there. 

HOLD UP INTERNET I’VE JUST FOUND MY NEW FAVOURITE URBAN LEGEND

the Goatman of Beltsville, Maryland (not to be confused with any other American Goatmen) has several mythical origins, but the most popular is that a mad scientist (the only kind of scientist there is) was performing SECRET EXPERIMENTS ON GOATS (as you do) when something went HORRIBLY AWRY (as it generally does), and either the scientist or his unfortunate lab assistant was transformed into a half man, half goat monstrosity that is, as any goat would be, possessed of an insatiable appetite for blood.

also, he often stalks up and down the road wielding an axe and occasionally bothering and/or murdering teenagers who are just trying to make out in the woods in peace. you know, goat stuff.


Monster Mash by Devon Devereaux.

Monster Mash by Devon Devereaux.

finalgirls:

SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: A haunted, clown-themed hotel, abutted by a graveyard full of miners what died from the plague.

finalgirls:

SPOOKY SHIT OF THE DAY: A haunted, clown-themed hotel, abutted by a graveyard full of miners what died from the plague.

neil-gaiman:

jedavu:

THE DARK SIDE OF DREAMS 

In the late 1960’s, photographer Arthur Tress began a series of photographs that were inspired by the dreams of children. Tress had each child he approached tell him about a prominent dream of theirs which Tress would then artistically re-create and photograph with the child as the main subject. 

Haunting…

happyundertaker:

Vampire Follies 1929 (Black Dove) 
 by Drazen Kozjan
 Available as a print here

tacobelligerent:

ofools:

a mass photoset for all your giant demon bf and smaller human gf needs

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red-lipstick:

Jiang Pengyi (b. 1977, Yuanjiang, Hunan Province, China) - Everything Illuminates series, 2012     Photography