A lot of people ask us about some good horror films, so I’ve decided to make a post linking people to some I liked. What is scary to one person might not be scary to another person, but I’ll try to include a broad range of movies. If you would…
Murder House / A prominent “surgeon to the stars”, Charles built the famous Murder House in 1922 for his wife Nora Montgomery. Although quite successful in the beginning, it is apparent that he began to lose business. He is described as having developed a gruesome “Frankenstein Complex”, wherein he stitched the assorted body parts of animals together. Dr. Montgomery becomes addicted to ether and becomes obsessed with resurrecting dead animals. In order to finance their elaborate lifestyle and his addiction, Charles and Nora begin performing abortions in their basement. One patient’s boyfriend kidnaps the Montgomerys’ baby, Thaddeus, and dismembers him. The police return the child’s various body parts to Dr. Montgomery in jars, which he then begins sewing back together.
Briarcliff Manor / Located in the state of Massachusetts, the manor was built in 1908 and served as the largest tuberculosis ward on the East Coast. During this time, an estimated 46,000 patients died within it’s walls. Ultimately, the Catholic Church purchased the institute in 1962 and transformed it into a sanitarium for the mentally-ill. It was run by Monsignor Timothy Howard and administrator Sister Jude. In 1965, the church sold the manor to the state, before it was shut down in 1971 and abandoned. Currently it stands in ruin. Legend has it that once you were committed at Briarcliff, you never got out.
Miss Robichaux’s Academy / The Academy was built in 1790 as a private school for privileged girls but was turned into a military hospital in the Civil War. The Supreme, the most powerful witch of the generation and a prominent socialite back then, reclaimed the building and reinstated it as a school as a cover-up, but in reality turned it into a safe haven for young witches to learn and hone their powers. Due to many women of the bloodline choosing not to reproduce and continue the bloodline, the population dwindled from at most 60 in the academy, to the present of just four girls.
you are gonna regret it.
Next Time You’ll Know Better
Have you ever walked into a room and found a vampire?
No, not the sexy kind, but a foul creature with bony limbs and ashen skin? The kind that snarls as you enter, like a beast about to pounce? The kind that roots you to the spot with its sunken, hypnotic eyes, rendering you unable to flee as you watch the hideous thing uncoil from the shadows? Has your heart started racing though your legs refuse to? Have you felt time slow as the creature crosses the room in the darkness of a blink?
Have you shuddered with fear when it places one clawed hand atop your head and another under your chin so it can tilt you, exposing your neck? Have you squirmed as its rough, dry tongue slides down your cheek, over your jaw, to your throat, in a slithering search that’s seeking your artery? Have you felt its hot breath release in a hiss against your skin when it probes your pulse—the flow that leads to your brain? Has its tongue rested there, throbbing slightly as if savoring the moment? Have you then experienced a sinking, sucking blackness as you discover that not all vampires feed on blood—some feed on memories?
Well, have you?
Maybe not. But let me rephrase the question:
Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly forgotten why you came in?
This took me a second
FUCK ITS BACK
Death-Related Horror Props
This year round supplier of death-related and Halloween props makes every body parts and items far more gruesome. Human organs, animal skeletons, or even a mummified baby dragon, are all available in this gory collection.
The name of this house of horrors is called Dapper Cadaver which supplies horror movie props including medical props, dinosaur bones, coffins, caskets, and creepy specimen jars.
(via Atlas Obscura)
The glasses John Lennon wore when he got shot, 31 years ago.
i will always reblog this i dont know there is just something so powerful about this image
This makes me feel so sad.
Piece of history on my blog.
Yoko took this image on their window sill in the apartment…so sad
This sculpture is by Marco d’Agrate, 1562 (Duomo cathedral, Milan-Italy)
This is a sculpture of St. Bartholomew who was an Apostle that was said to be skinned alive. If you look closely you will notice that his robe is actually not a robe at all, but his skin.
Continuous baths were one form of hydrotherapy used in mental hospitals beginning in the early 1900s. This was derived from a German spa treatment where people would spend a few hours to even a few days surrounded by flowing water. A canvas covered the top of the tub so a straightjacket wasn’t needed. Sadly this method of treatment was phased out by shock therapy and chemical drug treatments.