March 1927 silk stockings advertisement in Ladies’ Home Journal, featuring Ipswich Hosiery’s “Modern Witch” (via Smithsonian Magazine).
Theatrical poster for the 1936 film The Walking Dead, starring Boris Karloff.
“No Hallowe’en Without a Jack-o’-Lantern,” from The Book of Hallowe’en by Ruth Edna Kelley, the first book-length history of the holiday,1919.
“It’s the material,” said the old ship’s doctor — “the material plus the conditions — and, maybe,” he added slowly, “a third factor — yes, a third factor; but there, there ——” He broke off his half-meditative sentence and began… Read More ›
Thirteen decapitated soldiers, an early example of trick photography, photographer unknown, 1910 (via This is Colossal and The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
From ancient times, people have seen spirits at play in the flickering of light and shadow. With the advancement of technology during the European Renaissance, scholars leaned to harness these dancing apparitions through the power of projection. By the late 1700’s, enterprising entertainers were creating magic lantern spectacles, fantastic… Read More ›
In the late 1960’s, New York-based photographer Arthur Tress got the idea to ask children about their dreams. The children described nightmares and fantasies so intriguing and otherworldly that Tress set about creating those dreams in real life, constructing the imagined scene and photographing it… Read More ›
Demonic #11 – Mother and Son heading down to Church by Benje Burdine, 2014.
Seventeen-year-old Lupita Tovar in the 1931 Spanish Dracula (via Universal Monsters Tribute).