Friday, July 18, 2008

Le Cochon danseur (the dancing pig) 1907
Watch the short silent film the above clip was taken from here. The end is by far one of the most horrifying things I've seen this week.

Thanks to Eugene and the other who let me know the origins of this clip!
Frédéric Fleury

Here's a great cycloptic creature found in this set from Fleury's flickr page.
Cellphone From Hell
Really amazing effects, I'm sure whatever they used was simple, but it's really effective. If someone were to do a new Poltergeist movie this is the sort of thing I'd expect to see.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mathiolesparulz - Ultimate Midnight Terror Artist Mathiolesparulz also goes by Matheus Lopes & Michael Valadares. This great assemblage of mini monsters is a design for a shirt which you can vote on over at the Threadless website.
Paul Andrew Hayes

See more Hayes drawings in this flickr set.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fra Angelico - The Last Judgement 1432-1435

I mentioned this painting about a year and a half ago but I've since found some large details of the Hell scene that I thought I'd share.

Deutches Balladenbuch (volume 2) - 1852

"German ballades decorated with the woodcuts after drawings by Ehrhardt, von Oer, Plueddemann, Richter, Schurig." Both volumes on view in this collection at Coconino.

And it appears that Google Books has a copy you can download in pdf format at 14.4 megabytes here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Day Time Ended!

I was recently browsing Joox trying to think of a movie to mention on here. While there's a ton of really great films on there, one most of you probably haven't heard of before is this insanely cheesy, horrible, amazing adventure through a space time warp in the Western United States. I haven't watched this in about ten years and the last time I did see it I was about 4 hours into a powerful lsd trip. I was just skimming through it and it is as insane as I remember. And it was probably the drugs but the scene where the two claymation monsters are fighting was one of the most intense retarded and awesome movie monster fights I've ever seen.

Watch the movie here.

Check out for a full review with audio samples and a short clip showing one of many insane events from the film.

Posted below are screenshots of that monster fight. If you want to see it the battle begins around the 49 minute mark in the film.

And I'll also give a shout out for Mario Bava's Planet Of The Vampires and the Ray Harryhausen effects flick, It Came From Beneath The Sea!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Jeff Davis
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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Der Antichrist, 1482

See more woodcut illustrations from this book here.

Found thanks to a suggestion by Paul of the always amazing BibliOdyssey.
Indonesian Depiction of Hell

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