Tales To Terrify is one of the best horror podcasts out there. Ever since they launched in January 2012 hosts Larry Santoro (RIP) and Stephen Kilpatrick have produced 183 shows. The content includes classic horror and current tales, ranging from poems to short stories, novellas to nonfiction audio essays on the horror genre and reviews.
But now Tales To Terrify is in trouble. Financial trouble. They need to pay for the usual podcast stuff (hosting, bandwidth) plus rates for writers. If people don't make sacrifices, this fine and scary neighborhood of the District of Wonders could simply cease.
So please contribute to the TTT coffers. Fill up their unnatural kitty. Stuff their muttering dungeon will your ill-gotten gains. Only flinging lucre will keep this monster at bay.
This is not in an effort to create a creature from fantasy or nightmares, but rather to confront the viewer with mankind’s innate connection with the animal kingdom by evoking empathy, curiosity, and, sometimes, discomfort.
(thanks to Thomas "will never sleep again" Burkdall)
What makes dolls creepy? The Smithsonian has a good essay exploring the many ways. From Little Talky Tina to Hoffmann's "The Sandman", reborn dolls to Chucky, uncanny valley to Barbie, Linda Rodriguez McRobbie does a fine job.
An inspired artist creates monsters made largely from old VHS tapes.
Philip Ob Rey’s V project was designed in collaboration with Louie Otesanek and photographer Mailie Viney. The black-and-white photographs show the mysterious Lovecraftian figures in a desolate post-apocalyptic terrain. Some of the god-like creatures appear to be in mid-motion in the wind, while others are crouched in place or hidden away in caves.
The film-wrapped figures are more than just an eerie silhouette; they also serve as stoic warnings against environmental destruction. “They are covered with a black toxic skin, [a] chaotic flesh of magnetic encoded images,” Ob Rey said to Beautiful Decay. “I built in 5 essential elements, creatures made of VHS, dreamlike and disfigured in reaction against the growing dictatorship of the mass media and the unstoppable plastic pollution due to the overconsumption of the new technologies.”