Ed, “a truck driving photographer from Tennessee” has come up with ‘Creepy Things’ for this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge.
I guess there are quite a few things in this wide world that creep me out. Some of you might find it surprising, that I can’t bear to look at the garishly made-up faces of clowns. I know they are supposed to be great kids’ entertainment, but they have always really scared me. I also steer clear of those people dressed up in funny costumes, who wander around shopping malls, giving out lollipops and wanting to shake your hand, or worse still, give you a hug. Not so surprising, is the fact that I don’t enjoy seeing pics of body builders on steroids, especially female ones, and of course, large hairy spiders and those really obvious fake eyelashes that resemble spiders crawling out of the eyes, really freak me out.
I’m also not that keen on being greeted by this guy when I walk into my local pharmacy.
Placing a ghoulish figure next to the bread stand, is guaranteed to be very good for my waistline. 🙂
I know it will soon be Halloween, but wouldn’t this display in the front garden, keep even your best friends from visiting?
Maybe the people who live here are just plain mean, and are really trying to scare away those little Trick-or-Treaters. What do you think?
I hope my spooky pics haven’t frightened you away, and if you would also like to share yours, just go to Ed’s post.
It’s incredible how quickly they start to decorate for each holiday. I have been overwhelmed with the Christmas items on shelves I saw today. EEEkkkk ….!!!!
Nice horror pix’s you’ve showcased, Sylvia. I’m not a big Halloween or horror person. I’m happy for those who do like it. ~~~~` : – O
I can appreciate the work that has gone into making those displays but they would give me nightmares
Oooo, I do not like horror movies. I would avoid that house if I were trick-or-treating. 😦
Me too, Ruth, It was rather ‘over the top’ in the horror stakes. My little 4-year-old granddaughter was terrified and had to be taken home. 😯
WoW!!! that’s too creepy for me.
Great captures 🙂
Thanks so much. Sorry to give you a fright. 😯
😆 @ bodybuilder that are high on steriods got thrown into the mix. I’m never heard of any costumes or scary cosmetics. I know that they’re fake. It’s when they boo you that makes me jump.
Enough to scare anyone
I won’t go near the bread rack with such a thing next to it!
Hehehe. It is rather intimidating. 🙂
Whoo extreme Halloween you’ve found already !
I’ll just go with a pumpkin AD 🙂
They are frightening enough in our house …
Last year in the night the carefully balanced top of ours slid off onto the dresser base and Lottie jumped the stair gate for the first time ever and took refuge upstairs with us … I had no idea what on earth was going on ….
Very wise just to stop at one pumpkin, Poppy. It sounds as though that’s all you and yours can cope with. Poor Lottie must have got such a terrible fright. 😀
nice selection my dear friend ! love you post ,have nice day !with love maxima
Thank you so much, Stefan. A happy day to you too. 🙂
LOL Sylvia. Love that first shot and it must be quite entertaining to see that when you walk into a store. Wish they had that kind of ‘creepy’s’ here. I will have to think hard for this challenge then because this kind of thing doesn’t creep me out at all. Most people creep me out, not sights like this as I am quite a horror fan. 😆
Thanks, Sonel. I don’t enjoy horror movies, but I have watched a couple, mostly with my eyes tightly shut. 😀
LOL Sylvia. I love them. Watched Chucky’s new movie last night. He and Freddie are my favourites. hehehe
Good grief! They are creepy! Haha! I hate big hairy spiders too. I have a visceral response to the sight of one! What a clever and entertaining post, Sylvia! BOO!
Thanks, George. Glad you enjoyed my bit of fun with these horrific images. 🙂
you have captured the horror of halloween …. I think monsters are supposed to resonate with rejected parts of ourselves …. perhaps by having fun with ghouls now and then we can be better people?
Thanks, Christine. Yes, i suppose that’s a good way of looking at the meaning of Halloween. 🙂
I guess I never grew up. When I see scary things like this (in person) I have to leave the light on all around the house. Big baby, I guess.
But great shots, ad.
I know exactly what you mean, Gemma. Sorry if my pics scared you. 😳
No worries. I have a night light.
Wow, I’m well impressed by that last display. It sure must have taken some effort. That’s dedication to the cause!
In relation to your clown comments, I’ve long found the ice cream van music quite disturbing. I think it’s because many of them are aged so it sounds distorted and slightly out of tune. It always makes me think of demonic horror films.
Now you come to mention it, Lance, I also don’t like to hear the ice cream van. I’m sure I’ve seen a couple of scary movies and detective episodes, where the ice cream man was the creepy villain.
I am the artsy fartsy type of girl…spooky things just aren’t on my path. But you did a great job with the challenge.
Thanks, Laurie. Spooky things aren’t on my path either, but sometimes I find they’re right in my face. 🙂
A nice selection of creepy stuff! They make me grin – at this safe distance. But in real life I would take a step back, then two, and then run 😉
Thanks, Marion. Way too creepy for my liking. 🙂
You are not alone in your clown phobia Sylvia! 😯 🙂
They’re much more scary than alligators. 😕
True Dat (see how I used street slang there Sylvia? Shows how cool I am) 😀
Phil, I’ve never doubted it for one minute. 😎
I like Halloween. But – some of those props really creep me out – like the demonic ones. Eeeeeeeeek!
Agree with you RoSy. It should be just a bit of fun for the kids, and totally without the demonic aspect.
How’d you get all those pics of my family? 😛
*urk* It’s a wonder the kids over there sleep at all during this period!
I agree. My little granddaughter was so scared, she didn’t even go for the treats and had to be carried home.
I expected to see the lady with the obscene fingernails here. 😉
Oh, how could I forget about her? My bad. I’m sure I’ll get another opportunity to freak you out with that pic. 🙂
Those folks are certainly taking Halloween seriously!! I’ll give them a wide berth if I were you AD 🙂
I intend to. This to me isn’t kids’ stuff, it’s the stuff of nightmares.
Totally agree with you AD!
Those spiders on their webs – not so cool!
Makes us look forward to Halloween lol 🙂
I’ve always hated clowns, too! Have you read Stephen King’s novel “It”?
Glad I’m not the only one. There’s even a name for this fear. It’s ‘coulrophobia’. No I haven’t read the book. I see that a film was made of it, but I can imagine that it must be terrifying. 😯
I have the feeling your creepy things had the same effect on me like mine – on you, Sylvia 😀
True, Ese, except I don’t mind seeing or touching snakes. I have had one put across my shoulders a couple of times. 🙂
I think a snake is one of the rare ways to make me go quiet and frozen. 🙂
Are these this years already? its five weeks yet 🙂
The shop ones were taken only yesterday, and they’ve been up a while already. One of our neighbours has already decorated his front garden. The really scary pics were taken a couple of years ago in new Jersey.
I share the same feeling with you about people dressing up in any of these costumes. The mocked ones (not a real people) as store decoration are ok for me.
Glad I’m not the only scaredy-cat when it comes to clowns. 🙂
The ghouls are comical to me (probably because they are so far from reality) but clowns? Clowns are pee-pants scary.
That’s a very good way of putting it into perspective, Janna. 🙂
Aww shucks. Thank you. 😉
The first picture is so creepy! >_<
Absolutely, and in B&W it looks even more creepy. 😀
It’s amazing how people will go all out for things like that. It must be lots of fun though
It’s a big thing over here, and so commercialised.
Great photos… although I still don’t get the Halloween thing…
Thanks, bulldog. me neither. ;?
Woot woot! Halloween is finally coming back! 😀
Halloween is in the air! Great photos Sylvia.
Thanks so much, LuAnn. Yes it most certainly is. 🙂
True. I really don’t understand the desire to put up these scary and ugly things in store windows and yards. They make it look like monsters have come true. 🙂
Agree with you, Imelda. Pumpkin lanterns and trick or treats is just fine for the kids. We don’t need these monsters.