“I don’t trust or love anyone. Because people are so creepy. Creepy creepy creeps. Creeping around. Creeping here and creeping there. Creeping everywhere.” Vincent Gallo
“I started from my sleep with horror; a cold dew covered my forehead, my teeth chattered, and every limb became convulsed: when, by the dim and yellow light of the moon, as it forced its way through the window shutters, I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created. He held up the curtain of the bed and his eyes, if eyes they may be called, were fixed on me.” Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Have you ever had someone stare at you with cold, dead eyes? It will send a shiver down your spine. Eyes send messages and they can be frightening… Our eyes are the windows to our soul and when we want to communicate, we often include our eyes in our emotional expressions. Happy eyes are one thing but angry, murderous eyes are creepy. This really was a challenge because I don’t do creepy! I don’t watch horror movies, read scary books or care to have the wits scared out of me. I love Stephen King as a writer but I don’t read his scary books. I love the Twilight Zone because it’s a psychological thriller; I can handle that but not the mad cow, in-your-face, axe-wielding Charlie movies. So this exercise required some creativity on my part. I used my own photos and played around with Photoshop and Pixlr to create a mood and an effect. What do you think?
“Creepy people do the things that decent people want to do, but have decided are not a great idea.”Mike Birbiglia
“A cold hand fell on Louis’s shoulder. Rachel’s voice was grating, full of dirt ‘Darling’ it said.” Stephen King, Pet Semetary”
Just above our terror, the stars painted this story in perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too often abused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy.” Aberjhani
Who was my muse? Of course, our darling pet, Tangy! He can give the best stares even as he scratches your leg for entertainment. He was sufficiently cooperative but, I bet some of those stares were out of irritation with my project. I could almost hear him say, “Look, this rubbish is boring me… Get me some food , will ya!?” Haha. Enjoy!
“Wandless, helpless, Pettigrew’s pupils dilated in terror. His eyes had slid from Harry’s face to something else. His own silver fingers were moving inexorably toward his own throat.” JK Rowling, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore! This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!’Merely this and nothing more.” Edgar Allan Poe
Yeah, by now you know that CREEPY is not what I do … but, I ENJOYED the creativity that this inspired. Sure, I don’t even like horror movies or scary books and so, this was a stretch. I had to get creative and use my pictures to create a mood… I hope it inspired you to create your own. Have a great weekend!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – CREEPY – below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: CREEPY – This week, show us something creepy — because hey, we can’t take photos of rainbows and puppies every day. Well, okay, I guess we can. But let’s branch out anyway! Share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. Disgusting. Go goofy, as I have. We can go back to inspiration next week — this week, give us some heebie-jeebies!
Positive Motivation Tip: Eyes send messages and they can be frightening… What do YOURS say to you when you are mad?
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.