From The Depths Of Your Nightmares – The Fantastically Disturbing Creepy Art Of Trevor Henderson

One of my favorite things happening on the internet is this series from Trevor Henderson, which mashes real photographs with drawings of original monsters and wraps them together in found footage-style packaging. “Found footage” is typically a filmmaking style, of course, but Henderson’s photo-drawings cut out all the filler and get right to the goods. Continue reading »

“Last Breath”: Amazing Dark Horror, Bizarre And Nightmare Paintings By Oleg Vdovenko

Science fiction horrors from the depths of Russian artist Oleg Vdovenko’s imagination. Continue reading »

The Nightmare That Was ‘His & Her’ Fashion

Yes, in the 1960s-80s a couple could wear matching sweaters without the slightest sense of irony or self-reflection. Catalogs and fashion magazines were littered with guys and girls in identical attire looking just as cheesy as you can imagine. Granted, the styles themselves weren’t always horrible – it’s the mere fact that dressing alike was ever a “thing” is what gives us cringe decades later. Continue reading »

#BeardsFromBelow Is A Facial Hair Nightmare That’s Trending On Social Media

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Send help. A gross new selfie trend (that nobody asked for, by the way) has taken off on the Internet. Men all over the world are posting pictures of the underside of their scraggly, whisker-strewn chins, thus creating a series of images we can never unsee. Why these men choose to spend their time doing this is a mystery to be sure. But what it has yielded in the meantime has made it crystal clear that we have a global facial hair crisis on our hands. These beards are patchy, unkempt, even pube-like, in some instances, and it’s making everyone really uncomfortable. Continue reading »

Is This Terrifying Swing Over a Hawaiian Valley Your Worst Nightmare?

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The site on Oahu, Hawaii is well known to offer one of the most gorgeous views in all of the island state — and that’s saying a lot. The U.S. Navy originally built the stairs as a way to access communications facilities along the ridgeline of mountains above Haiku Valley. Continue reading »

Nightmare New York

“Nightmare: New York”, staged in a Lower East Side building, depicts the ugliest, scariest vision of 1970s- and ’80s-era Gotham. Subways are awash in graffiti, creeps and crime. Menacing punks roam the streets. And the “characters” of Times Square don’t look anything like Elmo or SpongeBob SquarePants. Visitors wander through a 13-section maze of New York’s dark side, starting with a blackout, followed by scenes amid flashing strobe lights or a fire. Characters include a psychotic, Son of Sam-style serial killer, a urine-stained homeless man, a deranged woman crawling on the floor and tunnel-dwelling “mole people” whose grotesque faces suddenly pop up from dark corners.

“When someone screams, that’s our applause”,” says Timothy Haskell, the off-Broadway director who created the show. “But I also want them to appreciate the real-life stories that seep into your bones. Startles are ephemeral, haunting is forever”. To be sure, there is still plenty of real crime and creepiness in New York City. But the very idea that people would need to visit a haunted house to experience the worst of the “bad old days” is just what city officials like to hear. They repeatedly tout the steady drop in the city’s crime rate in the past two decades, saying New York is now the safest big city in America. Last year, 333 homicides were recorded, down from 2,245 in 1990, according to police statistics. “Nightmare” is in its 11th season, with themes changing each year. It runs through November 1. Tickets range from $30 to $60, the latter allowing the spectator to skip what’s often an hour-long line as Halloween approaches”. – Verena Dobnik via The Associated Press

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In this October 2, 2014 photo, an actor performs during “Nightmare: New York”, a haunted house attraction in New York. (Photo by Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)
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Nightmare Playgrounds: The Worst and Scariest Playgrounds of All Time, Part 2

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These (Part 1) creepy masterpieces of sculpture and landscaping can be found in playgrounds not only in Russia (even though this is where the majority of photos come from) but also in China, East European Countries, and even in the US – anywhere the grass-roots creativity goes bad and the bad taste gets promoted, often unintentionally.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for dreaming up bizarre stuffs for kids, and some of the sculptures shown here might be considered as downright fascinating; but others are… well, ugly as hell.

And… not just kids, but some more impressionable adults can be psychologically scarred from letting these monsters into their dreams and thinking too much about them. In some cases, a visit to such a playground can even be considered as an insurable hazard – leading to some successful lawsuits (just kidding). Continue reading »

Nightmare Playgrounds: The Worst and Scariest Playgrounds of All Time, Part 1

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These creepy masterpieces of sculpture and landscaping can be found in playgrounds not only in Russia (even though this is where the majority of photos come from) but also in China, East European Countries, and even in the US – anywhere the grass-roots creativity goes bad and the bad taste gets promoted, often unintentionally.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for dreaming up bizarre stuffs for kids, and some of the sculptures shown here might be considered as downright fascinating; but others are… well, ugly as hell.

And… not just kids, but some more impressionable adults can be psychologically scarred from letting these monsters into their dreams and thinking too much about them. In some cases, a visit to such a playground can even be considered as an insurable hazard – leading to some successful lawsuits (just kidding).
Continue reading »