Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Garden Demons

Welcome one and all to the Found Horror for this week! Unless you count Sunday's as week-beginnings instead of week endings (and you are a moron), then I suppose this would technically be the second. Regardless, I've got something pretty cool for ya today.

Now I was going to leave hints and make you guess, but since I don't have a ton of participation from readers on the blog yet, and the simple fact that the title is kind of a dead give-away, I decided not to. So, on with it already...

Finally, after a few weeks of horrendous weather around these parts, the tulips in my wife's little garden finally decided to bloom big and tall. I mean these flowers are... well, presumably tulip-sized, I guess. But they sure look big! Anyway, as I was bending one over gingerly so my daughter could smell it (they're kinda on a raised side garden that borders the right side of the driveway) I noticed that inside the flower, where the pistil and stamens are (male and female, respectively) I noticed just how monstrous nature can really look. Sometimes beauty and terror go hand in hand... Check 'em out!

Three different flowers, three different versions of Nature's freaky flora.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day TERROR!

So it's Mothers Day... not typically the kind of 'Hallmark' holiday you'd typically associate with Horror. But the truth is, there are oodles of Horror flicks out there that not only focus clearly on diabolical Mothers, but also some that have Mother's themselves as central antagonists! Let's take a look, shall we?

First off, the classic: PSYCHO. When you're dealing with a psychopathic caretaker and his penchant for assuming the role of his deceased mommy, ya know it's gonna be a rotten vacation.

Or, if you're in the mood for more of an 80's Slasher film, why not turn to the never disappointing FRIDAY THE 13TH! That's right, good old Jason Voorhees' mother plays the revenge game. A great Mother's Day treat!

Why not watch a great movie from the director of THE LORD OF THE RINGS! What? He did a Mother's Day horror movie? Yep. Check out DEAD/ALIVE where Lionel's mom get's bitten by a Sumatran Rat Monkey spreading the zombie virus all over the house!

As it turns out, there's even a flick with the title MOTHER'S DAY that more or less focuses on two boys and the lengths to which they'll go to... um... impress their mother.
And yes, *sigh*, there is a remake happening.

Of course you could turn to the absolute viciousness of Faye Dunaway and watch as she slowly drops away into utter madness.... without wire hangers.

And finally, there is the trilogy of terror directed by Dario Argento starring his amazing daughter, Asia called 'The Three Mothers', including: Susperia, Inferno, and The Mother of Tears. It's all very artsy... oh, and gory. Really gory. With witches.

So there ya go! Gather up your moms and get some FOUND HORROR in your Mothers Day! Have a happy one, everyone!