Big fan of this film.
on his shell he holds the earth
then he shrugged
Thats a fucking Lion Turtle
THE TURTLE MOVES!
I am disappointed in you all (except @amerisea )
See the Turtle of Enormous Girth
On his shell he holds the Earth.
His thought is slow, but always kind.
He holds us all within his mind.
It looks like the creators have cooked up some required reading.
New York Comic Con attendee cosplays as every Johnny Depp character at once.
…wow. That’s dedication.
when a gif makes you uncomfortable
David Lynch: I’m not touching you! I’m not touching you!
I have a confession. Well, two confessions:
I don’t make too big a deal about it, but some aspects of the haunt and of horror genre in general make me a little uncomfortable.
First: I am pretty solidly sure ghosts and the undead, etc are just ubiquitous myths that get their claws into our minds, but have no real existence beyond that. I think your average person has never actually faced the many ways our minds create things because we expect them, or fill in the blanks of unfamiliar experiences, of how by retelling stories to ourselves, we are actually creating memories from wisps.
Frankly, I think this is more fascinating than the common view of actual, living entities hanging about and occasionally messing with us. My stories are written from this view (though it may not be obvious). Working at the haunt, I am often asked if I believe in ghosts, or to tell stories about “real” hauntings at the Factory. It is difficult.
If I am in full character, I spin yarns, but if I am being me, I always have to face the dilemma: give them the answers they want? or be honest? I usually split the difference and say, “Someone once told me they saw…” stories.
It always makes me uncomfortable.
The second issue is bigger, across the whole genre: many of the things we present as scary are things that are parts of the lives of actual people. There really are Gypsies (who would like you to know that this is a slur used against them, and they are Romani people), practitioners of Voodoo (which bears little resemblance to the Hollywood ridiculous mockery of same), witches (whether modern practitioners bear any resemblance to fairy-tale versions or not), people with deformities, old people (yes, sometimes old age is sufficient costume), the rural poor (aka hillbillies, inbred, cannibalistic or not), the mentally ill.
Not to mention the funny, or mocked things that tend to weave in: crossdressing, disabilities, speech impediments, people who look like a lot of our depictions coded as “ugly” (for fun, check out how often this looks like anti-Semitic caricatures. This has a historical basis and is not an accident). Or professions: doctors, dentists…
In my writing (at least now), I focus on either fully non-earthly evils or very human scares: “normal” people who go too far with a very human but understandable idea and become serial killers, cult leaders, grand manipulators of others. People who fear the monster under the bed, and become a monster in imagined self-defense.
Much of which is nearly impossible to express in the 30 seconds a customer sees us in the haunted house. So for me, I prefer to stick to the unreal, and to reworking the cliched shortcuts of horror into something still new and surprising. Over the years, certain standbys of the genre have started to fall away, as people realize, “hey, that’s actually kind of shitty.” Now you mostly see Hell Houses still blatantly using their attraction to demonize human beings different from themselves (ooh! Scary! A wild Homosexual!), but we’re all doing it to some extent.
How will horror, and haunted houses in particular, change over the coming generations? I am very curious to find out. For me, the parts I have a say in, I will try very hard to blend the old, interconnected myths of human culture and mind with the new and surprising, without throwing real people under the proverbial bus.
La locanda della maladolescenza (The Hotel of Evil Adolescents) poster art by Enzo Sciotti, 1980
The Hotel of Evil Adolescents?
I think I have worked there.
That Guy… Who Was in That Thing (2012)
Just watching it now… wonder if it has any of our favorites in it?
reblog not like. if you like, you become my slave and help me draw people.
also. please have a selfie on your blog and such. otherwise youll get a random ass magical girl. and if you want specifics, idk, put it in the tags or on the post. idgaf.
*picks it back up because that’s not how we handle sound equipment*
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People really need to stop making great stuff that I cannot afford.
Every time I mention Twin Peaks I lose followers.
Ha ha, including this post!
Man, I am really liking How to Get Away With Murder. All of the characters are interesting and nuanced. The “case of the week” format intertwines with the overall story arc seamlessly.
And can I say? Representation. The gay character (for example) is neither a stereotype nor an abnegation of it. He is — imagine this — allowed to have a sex life. That’s more than happened in Will & Grace. The hard-nosed professor is not just a cold bitch. She’s a layered, interesting, flawed and conflicted person. When characters are mere tokens, they tend to be two-dimensional, good or bad, friend or foe, a tickbox on the diversity scorecard, a sidekick, an empty background character, a junkie, a thief, a janitor, a slut, a nun, a deviant, a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, a criminal.
Excellent show, excellent story, excellent characterization. I will stay tuned.
So this is cool: Asylum Jam, the game jam that challenges participants to create horror games without negative mental health stereotypes, is back! It will take place October 31 through November 2nd. More information can be found on AsylumJam.com. It’s also here on tumblr. (via Rely on Horror)
This is a great idea.