GHASTLY GRUESOME GRIM

Saint Sebastian is a popular male saint in Christianity. Sebastian was appointed captain of the Praetorian Guard under Diocletion & Maximian without the Roman’s knowledge of his Christianity. Sebastian converted many to Christianity and was reproached by Diocletion, commanding him to be tied to a stake and shot through with arrows. Miraculously the arrows did not kill him, though he did die shortly after being revived from the incident. For this reason, he is often referred to as being martyred twice. 

Sebastian was also said to be defense from the plague, as the erection of an alter to him is credited with stopping the spread of plague in Northern Italy. He is the patron saint of soldiers, the plague-stricken, archers and athletes. A reliquary of his likeness containing the top of his skull is located in a Benedictine abbey in Ebersburg, Germany & is used as a cup to present wine to the faithful on the Feast of Saint Sebastian.

Poet & writer William Butler Yeats owes one of his well known works to the spirit world. In 1915, following his marriage to his wife & medium Georgie Hyde-Leees, Yeats asked Georgie to use her abilities to help him channel a spirit to write a poem through “automatic writing.” The poem, "A Vision" is well known for it & it’s author(s) connection to the occult. "On the afternoon of October 24th, 1917, four days after my marriage, my wife surprised me by attempting automatic writing. What came in disjointed sentences, in almost illegible writing, was so exciting, sometimes so profound, that I persuaded her to give an hour or two day after day to the unknown writer, and after some half dozen such hours offered to spend what remained of life explaining and piecing together those scattered sentences."      -W.B.Y.

Poet & writer William Butler Yeats owes one of his well known works to the spirit world. In 1915, following his marriage to his wife & medium Georgie Hyde-Leees, Yeats asked Georgie to use her abilities to help him channel a spirit to write a poem through “automatic writing.” The poem, "A Vision" is well known for it & it’s author(s) connection to the occult. 

"On the afternoon of October 24th, 1917, four days after my marriage, my wife surprised me by attempting automatic writing. What came in disjointed sentences, in almost illegible writing, was so exciting, sometimes so profound, that I persuaded her to give an hour or two day after day to the unknown writer, and after some half dozen such hours offered to spend what remained of life explaining and piecing together those scattered sentences."      -W.B.Y.

"Ed Gein’s Ghoul Car"
Following his arrest in 1958, Gein’s Sedan was bought for $760.00 by Bunny Gibbons, a local carnival sideshow operator. Gibbons would charge curious visitors $0.25 to "See the car that hauled the dead from their graves."
Local authorities eventually shit down the attraction and the car vanished, never to resurface. 

Cujo 1983Based on the novel by Stephen King”The dogs featured in the film would often have their tails tied down to their legs because the dogs would be enjoying themselves so much that they would wag their tails during filming.” -IMDB

Cujo 1983
Based on the novel by Stephen King

The dogs featured in the film would often have their tails tied down to their legs because the dogs would be enjoying themselves so much that they would wag their tails during filming.” -IMDB

theoddcollection:

On Monday, December 13, 1920, it’s reported that brothers Jason and Jimmy Garret found a “treasure map” stuck to a tree with a knife. Based on their parent’s account, the boys weren’t believed and were promptly sent outside.
The above picture was slipped under the front door of the Garret farmhouse one year later.
No map was ever found and neither boy was ever seen again.
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Creepy.

theoddcollection:

On Monday, December 13, 1920, it’s reported that brothers Jason and Jimmy Garret found a “treasure map” stuck to a tree with a knife. Based on their parent’s account, the boys weren’t believed and were promptly sent outside.

The above picture was slipped under the front door of the Garret farmhouse one year later.

No map was ever found and neither boy was ever seen again.

SOURCE

Creepy.

I’m so excited about so many of these - just not so much the ones that look like they could just end up being torture porn. If I see the people who did Saw are connected to it I’m probably not interested. Definitely excited to see the movie of the guy working on American Horror Story - the show has such good writing, I can’t wait to see what he’ll do with a full length film. 

Still easily one of the most terrifying scenes in a movie to date. 

Still easily one of the most terrifying scenes in a movie to date. 

Saved By The Bell

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Many believe the phrase sources it’s origins to the age old fear of being buried alive. Peaking during the Cholera epidemic of the 18th & 19th centuries it was often difficult to assert whether a sufferer had passed away or not. A chord or string would be tied to the wrist of the supposedly deceased, running up out of the coffin to a bell exposed to the outside. 
This would allow the person falsely buried upon waking to signal to world above he/she was not dead yet! Not surprisingly there are more technologically advanced versions of the concept still available today.

In Greek mythology Cerberus is the multi-headed hellhound of Hades who guards the entrance to the underworld. His job is to prevent the dead from leaving and the living from entering. In most works Cerberus is described as having three heads, a mane of snakes, a serpent’s tail and the claws of a lion. His mother is a hybrid half-serpent/half-woman Echinda and his father Typhon, a gigantic monster event the Gods were afraid of. The three heads of the hound were said to represent past, present and future or birth, youth and old age. Cerberus was always employed as Hades faithful watch dog, with an appetite for meat, only allowing the dead to enter the realm of the deceased.                The hero Hercules’ final labor is to capture the beast without weapons. From the Wikipedia article:”Heracles found Hades and asked permission to bring Cerberus to the surface, to which Hades agreed if Heracles could overpower the beast without using weapons. Heracles was able to overpower Cerberus and proceeded to sling the beast over his back, dragging it out of the underworld through a cavern entrance in thePeloponnese and bringing it to Eurystheus.”

In Greek mythology Cerberus is the multi-headed hellhound of Hades who guards the entrance to the underworld. His job is to prevent the dead from leaving and the living from entering. In most works Cerberus is described as having three heads, a mane of snakes, a serpent’s tail and the claws of a lion. His mother is a hybrid half-serpent/half-woman Echinda and his father Typhon, a gigantic monster event the Gods were afraid of. 
The three heads of the hound were said to represent past, present and future or birth, youth and old age. Cerberus was always employed as Hades faithful watch dog, with an appetite for meat, only allowing the dead to enter the realm of the deceased.
                
The hero Hercules’ final labor is to capture the beast without weapons. From the Wikipedia article:
Heracles found Hades and asked permission to bring Cerberus to the surface, to which Hades agreed if Heracles could overpower the beast without using weapons. Heracles was able to overpower Cerberus and proceeded to sling the beast over his back, dragging it out of the underworld through a cavern entrance in thePeloponnese and bringing it to Eurystheus.”

bizarreismm:

An illegal inmate tattoo reading “Katie’s Revenge” on the forehead of convicted rapist and murderer Anthony Ray Stockelman. 
The tattoo was forcibly given to Stockelman while in prison by another inmate after learning that he had raped and murdered 10-year-old Katie Collman.

bizarreismm:

An illegal inmate tattoo reading “Katie’s Revenge” on the forehead of convicted rapist and murderer Anthony Ray Stockelman. 

The tattoo was forcibly given to Stockelman while in prison by another inmate after learning that he had raped and murdered 10-year-old Katie Collman.

Lilly Munster, Countess of Shroudshire as played by the equally stunning Yvonne De Carlo. Other than her role as Lilly, readers may recognize De Carlo from her role as Moses’s wife in the epic film The Ten Commandments

Of her role as Lilly, De Carlo said this:
"It meant security. It gave me a new, young audience I wouldn’t have had otherwise. It made me ‘hot’ again, which I wasn’t for a while."

Happy Anniversary to STILL one of my favorite TV comedies of all time. My boyfriend and I still watch The Munsters & The Twilight Zone constantly. 

silverscreams:

Stephen King and Tom Savini plot someone’s horrible demise on the set of CREEPSHOW.

Awesome photo. 

silverscreams:

Stephen King and Tom Savini plot someone’s horrible demise on the set of CREEPSHOW.

Awesome photo. 

thebowlercapfairy:

View of Waverly Hills Sanatorium’s infamous body chute.

Great photo of what is commonly referred to as “The Death Tunnel” at the sanitarium. With the number of patients dying from White Plague the hospital thought it best for the morale of the living patents to remove the bodies of the deceased secretly. 

thebowlercapfairy:

View of Waverly Hills Sanatorium’s infamous body chute.

Great photo of what is commonly referred to as “The Death Tunnel” at the sanitarium. With the number of patients dying from White Plague the hospital thought it best for the morale of the living patents to remove the bodies of the deceased secretly.