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Barefoot Gen (Hiroshima Bombing)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2012 by elgrayso

Barefoot Gen is a Japanese manga series by Keiji Nakazawa. Loosely based on Nakazawa’s own experiences as a Hiroshima survivor, the series begins in 1945 in and around Hiroshima, Japan, where the six-year-old boy Gen lives with his family. After Hiroshima is destroyed by atomic bombing, Gen and other survivors are left to deal with the aftermath. [from Wikipedia]

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the tragedy. Around 140,000 people were killed.

3 Creepy Soup Videos

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2011 by elgrayso

In order of creepiness…

The Child Molester

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by elgrayso

A Highway Safety Film

The video would not embed, but you can view it here.

Bringing out the big ones here on the creepiness scale. I originally saw the highly disturbing educational short “The Child Molester” as a bonus feature when I purchased the DVD of “Hell’s Highway”, a documentary on highway safety films (ie; Red Pavement, etc… we will leave those for another post). This particular educational film was geared towards a very young audience, much too young for the subject matter. This film does contain GRAPHIC CONTENT at the very end (aprx 18m into it).

However, the reason I chose this short was the simple fact that even without the ending it would still be completely traumatizing to an 8 year old. It has every aspect of creepy. You’ve got your creepy melody and matching title screen right from the start, your typical mondo-era narrator pushing you along throughout the plot and all while playing through a 1960s film reel that looks like it’s been melting in a dungeon for 30 years. I understand wanting to warn children about talking to strangers, but this took it a bit far.

The film in a nutshell

Kindertrauma

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 2, 2011 by elgrayso

Kindertrauma.com is a great website that allows readers to submit their childhood fears for all to see. Typically these comes from movies, books and television shows from the 1970s-90s. Submitters can even call upon the community to help them identify a particular fear by describing it. For instance, somebody may describe a scene in a movie, and often times the kindertrauma community will know what it is! It is a great source of entertainment and is updated daily.

You can view one of my recent “trauamafessions” here, and an older one here.

Introduction

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2011 by elgrayso

When I was in 3rd grade or so, I had a friend in my class who owned a peculiar book. From what I remember, it was taller and wider than a regular book, but much thinner and full of nothing but photos. We would look through it from time to time when the teacher wasn’t around and I remember requesting him to bring it on many occasions… a request I would always regret once the day was over and it was bedtime. The subject matter was consistent; dead people. Decomposing people photographed in a portrait like manner.

Specifically, the photos were of remains of coffins that were dug up mere decades after their burial. Probably less time had passed; many of them had suits and dresses on that were not completely eaten away. They were mainly just skeletons with clothes on, and some even had some hair left. One photo was of a woman who apparently was buried alive; a separate photo of the top of the coffin contained scratches and pieces of fingernails.

To this day I do not know what the book was, why it was made or how it fell into the hands of school children … and yes, I would love a copy.

 

this is a blog of the interestingly disturbing…

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