Nowadays horror movies are so stuck on making us jump out of our seats, or crawl out of our skin with disgust, that it's hard to remember how pure the chills and thrills used to be.
The good old days of Bela Lugosi using his vampiric gaze to charm audiences into submission, or Lon Cheney Jr. becoming every kind of creature imaginable, may be gone, but their cinematic legacy lives on.
A Large Evil Corporation is the name of an animation studio from Bath that is neither large, nor particularly evil, but their utterly amazing 3D vinyl figure treatments have fan boys and girls simply drooling with delight.
Can you really blame pets for hating the vet with a passion? Some of us humans aren’t very fond of going to the hospital either, and we know why we’re going to see the doctor.
Animals just don’t get the point of being forced into a room with a stranger, poked and prodded and sometimes even restrained, all to appease their owners.
Many pets learn to hate the vet when they're young, and as they’re forced to go again over the years they become hip to that vet jive- some even come up with clever ways to avoid taking that terrifying trip to the vet.
When a pet discovers they're going to the vet it makes for an extremely photographic moment, and the expression on their face as they’re being taken to see their least favorite human is priceless!
There are some things you just don’t want to see your childhood heroes, animated and otherwise, doing to themselves or each other.
Seeing these beloved childhood icons either acting like adults, or like real animals, fills our inner child with dread, and yet our adult selves can’t seem to look away.
It's natural to feel ambivalence as you look through these dark and witty works by Ben Chen, but don’t worry- no bunnies, crickets or puppets, imaginary or otherwise, were harmed in the making of these twisted illustrations!
These megahaunts can be found all over the country (a few even stay open year round), and if you’re a fan of the haunt experience you’re probably always on the lookout for a new experience in personal horror.
Rocket kept hearing about some fox named McCloud, whose intergalactic exploits were earning him all kinds of fans, and he wanted in on the action. He wanted to prove he could outgun, outbuild, outwit and outmaneuver any ol' fox faced star with ease, because Rocket didn't get to be a guardian on his good looks alone...
Intergalactic mashups don't come much cooler than this Star Raccoon t-shirt by Olipop, slip it on and you'll immediately earn a geeky fashion high score!
Edward and Alphonse know a thing or two about sacrificing for the sake of progress- they've both given up parts of themselves to become better alchemists, and they've both seen what happens when you sacrifice it all to attain ultimate power. Edward was lucky- he only lost an arm. Alphonse lost his entire body, and from his steel prison he tries to warn others about toying with forces beyond human comprehension, like a living reminder of mystical research gone wrong...
Show the world your intense love of intelligent anime with this Sacrifice t-shirt by AutoSave, featuring a bold and powerful design sure to make your fellow Fullmetal fans explode with envy!
She's got a smile that can melt a man's heart, and a giant hammer to smash his head flat! Harley is only half out of her mind, which makes her the emotionally stable half of that clown faced criminal couple we all know and love, but don't let her maniacal giggling fool you. She's got quite a few tricks up her sleeve, and she's always thinking about a new way to clip that Bat's wings...
Bring a touch of madness to your geeky wardrobe with this Harlequin t-shirt by Dr. Monekers, it's the fun way to let your style go crazy!
Donald and Goofy were hanging around the magic kingdom one day, talking about what they were going to wear on Halloween. Suddenly Mickey appeared out of nowhere, looking like a squid had attached itself to his face, and even though he seemed to be acting normal the guys weren't convinced he was in his right mind. There was something very different about Mickey, something sinister, and they were pretty sure that squidly getup wasn't a costume....
Building toys have never made you feel as awesome as you'll feel when you wear this You Are The Special! t-shirt by Prismic Designs, build and believe!
He came across an odd looking skull while scouring the remains of an abandoned house- at first he thought it was some sort of fungal growth, but then he saw the humanistic jaw and eye sockets and knew this thing used to be a person just like him. What could have caused a human skull to become so misshapen, and were there more victims of this fungal infection lurking about? A clicking sound roused the scavenger from his thoughts, followed by a fetid odor that sent a chill down his spine...
Embrace the dark side of gaming with this Clicker Skull - The Last Of Us t-shirt by Mdk7, it's a great way to scare up some knowing smiles from your gamer friends!
Celebrities aren’t always happy to be stopped by members of their adoring public, but those who are nice enough to stop for a pic, or an autograph, usually grow accustomed to dealing with fans.
However, there are some fans that are simply too awkward to interact with comfortably, and these strange celebrity encounters make for really funny pics!
Please enjoy this collection of extremely awkward fan photo moments, sorted for ease of viewing into three categories- Freaky Fans, WTF Am I Doing Here? and Meet The Gropers, which is a little bit NSFW-ish.
1. Freaky Fans-
Things often get awkward during celebrity encounters, because some fans are so strange that they cause the celeb they idolize to freeze up like a statue:
Guardians of the Galaxy is the action packed Marvel movie that was so nice many fans saw it twice, and like any popular genre flick it has inspired lots of love from creative folks all over the net.
There’s a lot to love about the film, especially in terms of visual appeal, so it’s no wonder artists from all over the world have gone crazy creating their own Guardians inspired works.
Here’s a selection of Guardians of the Galaxy inspired crafts, many of which you can make for yourself
1. Groot Cookies-
The adorable yet vocally monosyllabic tree creature known as Groot is one of the fan favorites, alongside his furry buddy Rocket Raccoon, so it makes sense that more than half the items on this list are inspired by Groot.
These adorable and easy to make Groot cookies let you share your love of Guardians with your guests in a most delicious way!
If you’re ready to go all out on a dessert that’s sure to please your guests then you’re gonna love these Dancing Baby Groot Cupcakes- a cute Groot cookie on top of a cupcake flower pot, every bit as cute as they are delicious!
Hank and the boys like to go all out for Halloween, dressing up like their favorite movie monsters and hanging out in the alley telling ghost stories 'til well after midnight, even if it's a school night! It's just so gotdang fun to sip on a cold Alamo beer and talk about the times they've put on a mask, grabbed some tools and scared the crap outta some teenagers. Then Hank starts reminiscing about the boy he made cry by telling him all about propane and propane accessories, which always means it's time to go home to the wives....
Celebrate Halloween like a true Arlenian with this King Of The Horror t-shirt by Ninjaink, it's a great way to keep the spirit of Halloween alive all year long!
Effective advertising is all about proper placement- putting your ad up where your target audience will see it, making sure the ad is appropriate for where it is being displayed, and sometimes incorporating the location into the ad itself:
Scooby has heard plenty of scary stories in his day, and he has seen plenty of spooks, ghouls and creeps lurking around haunted houses and graveyards, but nothing prepared him for the horror he found in Dr. Finkelstein's lab. The Doc had been kicked out of a government run cloning program for trying to make frogmen in his lab, and he blamed the Mystery Machine gang for his downfall. The gang heard the Doc was up to his old tricks again so they decided to investigate, but when they saw the patchwork monstrosity he'd created with various parts of their bodies their blood ran cold. There weren't enough snacks in the whole world to get Scooby to go up against Finkelstein's Monster!
Bring a nightmarish tale of cartoon cloning gone wrong to your geeky wardrobe with this Tales of Horror t-shirt by kgullholmen, it's sure to scare up some smiles from your fellow Scooby Doo fans!
Mario found the sweetest Halloween costume, and he can't wait to show it off! It's called the Jakey Suit- it's super stretchy and gives the wearer the power to get mathmatical. Mario discovered it while fighting through the Candy Kingdom's sewer levels, and although it looks like it's made from real dog Mario didn't see any bones lying around the monster's lair so he hopes it's fake fur...
Add some costumed adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Adventurous Power Up t-shirt by Pufahl, and get your Halloween game on!
Hangovers are extremely personal affairs, and everyone has their own brand of bad day after they’ve had too much to drink the night before.
Headaches, nausea and vomiting are pretty standard parts of the average hangover, but some people get the shakes, or a fever, flu like symptoms or memory loss, all things that make you feel like a husk.
They take off their shoes, their shirts, kick up their feet and leave a huge mess- you wouldn’t want to be stuck in an elevator with these people for two minutes, but now you're stuck on a flight with them for hours.
We recently lost one of the greats, a talented comedian and personality who bridged the gap between classic 60s Hollywood and today, someone who contributed to the scene instead of just capitalizing on her fame.
Joan Rivers- that multitalented, and always hilarious, gem of a human being who shared her rough and raunchy brand of comedy with the world much to the delight of her fans.
Joan was an actress, a comedian, and one heck of a good interview, but most people don't know that in 1978 she wrote and directed a movie called Rabbit Test:
The Game Of Thrones title sequence isn’t the most exciting intro on television, although it does sport a pretty intense soundtrack, so when fans want to make their own version of the intro they can really go either way.
YouTuber Lexavian decided to go the low action way with their reimagined intro, to compensate for the abundance of exciting moments in the show.
Behold the epic excitement of an old man eating a bowl of soup!
Every planet has their own version of horror, something or someone they fear which makes for great moments in cinematic history, and for the xenomorphs it's the fear of giving birth. When the xenos took over their first human ship they found a video on board that showed how humans give birth, and to a species that replicates using facehuggers this looked like a total nightmare! Humans became the most terrifying figures in the world of xeno horror, and to this day nothing scares a xenomorph quite like a human baby!
Spread the horror of humanity throughout the galaxy with this Sapiens t-shirt by Saqman, it's a terrifying image that's guaranteed to make people smile.
Loïc’s delightful short is full of fun character designs, interesting environments and a perfectly alien color palette, and this labor of sci-fi love took Loïc and his friends over two years to complete.
If you enjoyed the film as much as I did you should take a look at Loïc’s amazing concept art for the film, so you can see how well he was able to translate his art style into the environments and character designs in the film.
Any photographer that can say they’ve spent thirty years of their life shooting pics of musicians and entertainers has definitely seen some crazy s@#!, but Josh Cheuse has, for the most part, kept that crazy side out of the picture.
Josh’s photographic career began at the age of 16, when he made a gutsy move and called The Clash asking if he could photograph the band.
Surprisingly the band agreed, and Josh went on to become good friends with Joe Strummer and spend the next thirty years of his life photographing everyone from Run-DMC to Lady Gaga.
Josh's amazing career in photography is the subject of an exhibition called "Grooving Years", which is now showing at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York City.
It’s humbling and gratifying to see the natural world overcoming the odds and reclaiming space from development happy humans, even though these acts of reclamation usually take decades, if not centuries, to succeed.
We've featured a few of these stories hereon Neatoramabefore, but when you see them all together in a gallery of images from around the world they tell a tale of man versus nature in which man will inevitably lose.
If you’re looking for a town that's named after a part of the body, and happens to be a haven for magicians, then you’re in luck- the town of your dreams is called Colon, Michigan.
Colon is one strange place- it's named after a punctuation mark, measures less than two square miles, and the magicians who aren't yet buried in the local graveyard rub elbows with the town's Amish population on a daily basis.
Each year the town plays host to magicians from all over the world during Abbott's Magic Get Together, an event that was first held way back in 1934 and is still popular with the magic crowd to this day.
The Green Arrow is one mighty stealthy fellow, and his strikes pack a mighty big punch, but there's a sinister shape lurking in the shadows with a wicked mask and a deadly strike of his own. He brings death and destruction to the city streets, and makes heroes like Arrow question the effectiveness of their battle against crime when their no kill policy keeps the bad guys coming back for more...
From out of the shadows comes this super cool Green Vigilance t-shirt by djkopet, with an amazing graphic that will knock your fellow fans out cold, and a touch of mystery to spark imaginations wherever you go.