Creepy Culture

Cruising the bloody byways of the World Wide Web

on March 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

Jared Hindman's Alphabet of Horror puts a twisted spin on the ABCs. Learning is fun!

[Android manufacturers! Tonsil guillotines! Boris Karloff! In this online edition of Roadkill, Patrick Dolan digs up a few websites that should pique the interest of any horror fan.]

Weyland Corp, a technological industry leader of the future. Through this website you can watch CEO Peter Weyland’s speech on the advent of cybernetic beings at the 2023 TED Talk and become an “investor” in the corporation, all in the name of promoting Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus.

Before the internet, when dinosaurs roamed the earth or something, the best way to get your thrills and chills was through the old electronic air waves. The Monster Club remembers these bygone days and has compiled tons of vintage horror and sci-fi radio programming, to share with the world – for free. Get a dreadful earful of works by H.P. Lovecraft and Richard Matheson, performances by Vincent Price and Boris Karloff, and many more timeworn terrors.

For those still learning their ABCs, cartoonist Jared Hindman has provided you with a helpful online comic. Reminiscent of Edward Gorey, the Alphabet of Horror goes through all 26 letters, each with a frightful phrase and picture to help you remember.

We know a zombie apocalypse probably isn’t going to happen, but in the unlikely case that it actually does, it’s good to have a plan of attack in your back pocket. KWK Promes, on the other hand, decided you can’t be too careful and has actually designed a zombie-proof house. If the shit goes down, I now have a new plan.

Often one needs only to go into the deep, dark past of medical science to get downright creeped the hell out. Vital Signs, a site dedicated to surgery and medicine, has compiled a series of surgical tools that were actually used on people to educate a terrified world. The Saw series is nothing compared to the likes of the tonsil guillotine.

Tags: Alphabet of Horror, horror radio shows, HP Lovecraft, Jared Hindman, Prometheus, ridley scott, surgical tools, The Monster Club, Vincent Price, Weyland Corp, Weyland Industries, zombie-proof house

One Response to Cruising the bloody byways of the World Wide Web

  1. Bryan says:

    Of all the items on the list, the surgical items were truly horrifying. Thanks!

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