Fright Fest 2012
During the year, I showcase some of the nastiest and craziest submissions I receive (like this one, or this one), but Fright Fest is where I like to take things up a notch. Be it because of my love of scaring you readers, or because of my love of creating images like the above using free editing software, Fright Fest is one of my favorite times of year. It’s where I can
doctor up decorate some of the worst submissions that come my way and merrily post them back-to-back, all in an effort to frighten the hell out of you well-intentioned people. It’s not very nice, no, but I aim for Fright Fest to be the blog equivalent of Halloween itself: as repulsively shocking as possible.
Of course, some posts won’t be as horrific as others. Any good horror fan knows the importance of timing. Some posts will be vomit-inducing, and others might elicit a mere chuckle. Just know that everything posted during Fright Fest has its place, and that I’m doing what’s best for this blog. Without Fright Fest, I would have an even larger mountain of eye-gouge worthy submissions contaminating my hard drive, and they would likely get posted on a pretty June day instead. Now, I get to unveil them all for you here in a rapid-fire smattering of gore for 17 successive days. (Yes, even on the weekends.)
Here’s the part where you ask yourself: “Am I ready?” And the answer is simple: “Probably not.” You never know what you’re going to see when you stop by this blog over the next couple of weeks. Remember last year’s placenta crescendo? Or this? Or, god help us all, this? I know that none of us has forgotten about these. My recommendation is to hold your breath, close your eyes, and then open them very slowly as the page loads. Think of it like entering a haunted house. Or, like entering a haunted house where every room is a bathroom or a baby room. Maybe that’ll help.
And for those of you who are about to experience your first Fright Fest, good luck. Posts will not always be SFW (Safe For Work), SFE (Safe For Eating), or SFPWE (Safe For People With Eyes). That’s just how I roll.
(submitted by Anonymous)