The contemporary ambiguity of clowns corresponds very well to the funhouse at the carnival located in Black Pearl Beach in Second Life, which combines both ludicrous and disturbing elements, in a way that creates, at least in its case, an amusing attraction to visitors. That’s the Crazy Clowns Funhouse by PantzerHamzter Petshop and Tanya Wakaonna: a […]Read More Can you find your way amid the crazy clowns?
In the night of the winter solstice, the longest one in the year, we gathered before the fireplace and started telling stories, horror stories. Each one of us would mention something that they had heard about, that had happened to a friend of a friend, that had afflicted a distant relative. Not him, though. When […]Read More At the ruins of an asylum, fear and excitement in a horror story
Horror comes in many forms: as the unknown or the disturbingly unpleasant, sometimes as a perturbing pleasure, as a force of nature or even as some inexplicable feeling, as panic. Still, in popular imagination, one of the most horrible sources of fear, disgust and anxiety is evil, often identified as horror itself. Thus the direct […]Read More The many faces of evil and horror
To be part of a family, to belong, to build a community – this repertoire seems to describe the driving force for those who have joined Possidete Nocte, a horde in SL that gathers gay and bisexual male vampires, lycans and humans. Choosing among those forms of being, Possidete Nocte’s members apparently identify themselves according […]Read More Interview with the vampires (and lycans, humans…)
Missing Mile is a fictional town in North Carolina where some of the stories by Poppy Z. Brite – including two of his novels, Lost Souls and Drawing Blood – take place. And it’s also a virtual place in Second Life (which I’ve stumbled on thanks to my friend Tristan Treves). Inspired by Brite’s work, SL’s Missing Mile […]Read More Horror and terror in a (fictional) Southern U.S. town