Sweet Meats: Art by Helga Petrau-Heinzel
Welp, it’s not meat.
It’s marzipan, that crushingly sweet almond-and-sugar treat.
“Satisfied with her first marzipan artwork, Helga started making even more repulsive sculptures, like animal organs and rotting pig heads. She admits her creations look so real she herself is sometimes disgusted by them.”
Check out her other morbid meats at www.petrau-heinzel.com.
(Heads up: artistic female nudity at the site)
(via Oddity Central)
Did you know failblog has a subsection called “Sketchy Bunnies”?
Check the bunny in the banner, that one alone is enough to keep you up at night…and our pal in the pic above is a close second. *shudder*
Three Words: Wasp. Horror. Eyeball.
What the fuck. This is pretty fantastic, in a creepy mind-bendy kind of way.
The Monstrous Dolls of Shain Erin
Hauntingly beautiful. See more here.
(May be reproduced only with Creative Commons License, available here.)
braaaaaaains by xsomnis on flickr
“Red velvet raspberry cake with
French vanilla cream cheese frosting and a chocolate brain”
Horror in Porcelain: the Dolls of Jessica Harrison
This ain’t your Grandma’s knickknack. Unless your Grandma’s awesome.
Artist Jessica Harrison buys old porcelain figures and repurposes them: adds some guts here, slices a throat there. The result? Not something you’re gonna see on the Shopping Network anytime soon.
More butchered beauties at JessicaHarrison.co.uk.
(via Bored Panda)
Attack of the Robot Bird…Thing
As I’ve posted before, robots kinda give me the heebies. I thought it only applied to those too-close-for-comfort humanoids, but then I found this:
It’s like it’s…waiting. Someone’s going to turn their back on this thing and it’s going to come for them. I can feel it.
Real-Life Horror: Lobotomy
This video is disturbing. Watch with caution.
I have a notoriously strong stomach, and this made me feel ill. There’s something…sacred about the brain, about what makes “us”, “us”. The idea of someone manipulating your very self with something so everyday as an icepick is terrifying to me.
It happened to Rosemary Kennedy, JFK’s younger sister.
“We went through the top of the head, I think she was awake. She had a mild tranquilizer. I made a surgical incision in the brain through the skull. It was near the front. It was on both sides. We just made a small incision, no more than an inch.” The instrument Dr. Watts used looked like a butter knife. He swung it up and down to cut brain tissue. “We put an instrument inside,” he said. As Dr. Watts cut, Dr. Freeman put questions to Rosemary. For example, he asked her to recite the Lord’s Prayer or sing “God Bless America” or count backwards. … “We made an estimate on how far to cut based on how she responded.” … When she began to become incoherent, they stopped. (Kessler, The Sins of the Father, p. 226, via Wikipedia.)
Lobotomies are still performed as a treatment in certain debilitating mental illnesses.
There are greater horrors in life than I could ever hope to write.
Dead Body on Google Street View?
“It is a suburban scene much like millions of others on Google’s Street View site… apart from one chilling addition.
Lying face down on the pavement, her shoe inches away in the gutter, is the body of a young girl.
Anxious residents browsing their on-screen neighbourhood contacted Google about the image fearing they had chanced on a murder scene…”