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Horror, macabre, morbid, gothic, death, sadness, loneliness, melancholy, NSFW, dark poetry, bizarre art.
"I am the wound and the knife!."
Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia - Stefano Maderno
Her body was found uncorrupt in a 1599, complete with deep axe cuts in her neck; a statue under the alter depicts the way it was found.
“I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.”
― Charles Baudelaire.
— (via mortem-et-necromantia)
H A L L O W E E N
It’s coming and you know what it means? It’s time to (re) watch some of the most awesome horror movies around… Here is a small list. The order is irrelevant. Have fun, add your favourites and spook yourself with horror!!
Woodblock print of "Witch Finder General" Matthew Hopkins (The Discovery of Witches, 1647) entering the house of two supposed witches.
Carefully recorded are the names of their “imps” or “familiars,” animals that were believed to aid witches in their nefarious deeds. And what unique names they are:
-Pecke In The Crowne
-Sacke & Sugar
All levity aside, Matthew Hopkins, in his role as Witch Finder General, is thought to have been responsible for the deaths of several hundred accused witches in England between 1644 and 1646. In addition, his book The Discovery of Witches, is thought to have influenced in some part the witchcraft hysteria in the New England colonies, which culminated in the Salem Witch Trials of the 1690s.
Content Source: wikipedia
Image Source: Power Dome
is a famous “ghost town" located in the woods of Connecticut. Founded in 1737 by Thomas Griffis, Dudleytown was never a town but a township, part of Cornwall. The forest there was thick, and the land hard and full of stones, so living there wasn’t favorable. It is currently supposed that there were high levels of lead in the water there, as well as Native American tribes around the area fighting to take back their rightful land. Lightning strikes, disease, disappearances and suicides followed residents of Dudleytown, and by 1899 it was abandoned. In the 1920s, a doctor moved with his wife to the quiet forest, charmed by the peace, but after returning home from an emergency procedure, he found his wife had gone mad. It was believed something from the forest attacked her, and she was moved to a mental hospital. The circumstances around Dudleytown and it’s penchant for distaster came to be called a "curse,” though most believe the town just didn’t survive time.
Source for second (top right) picture.