Creepiness Ensues

May 19, 2008

In the trail of the Silent Hill movie and for it’s sheer creepiness, I posted some time ago about the ghost town of Centralia. In the original game snowfall, fog and darkness are constants; in the movie the snow was replaced by ash from long-burning coal veins, in a way clearly inspired by this place.

As I was browsing through Wired today I read this short article about what is known as New England’s Dark day. The aforementioned ghost town crept to mind, as well as the tales of H. P. Lovecraft – especially given the setting of New England – of which I have become an avid reader.

“In the midst of the Revolutionary War, darkness descends on New England at midday. Many people think Judgment Day is at hand. It will be remembered as New England’s Dark Day.”

Read the rest over at Wired. And check out the Weather Doctor Almanac, from where the above picture was taken.

But wait, there’s more. Still on the creepy note, what do you think about these next two examples of advertising?

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What about this nice “satellite” shot of Moses parting the waters of the Red Sea?

Interesting work of the artist collective The Glue Society. Pointed out to me by Mauro Arrighi, and also via Creative Review blog.