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Reprise: Vintage Macabre

on June 22, 2022

Ransom Riggs pieced together a whole novel around his collection of weird photographs. (And I do mean pieced together because, by the end of his book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the story had become disjointed and frayed around the edges. The photographs were always the main selling point for the book, however, so that hardly mattered. I still gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.com.) But what a brilliant idea, writing a novel around weird photographs!

So I scoured the Web looking for a few macabre samples—photosΒ that would make your skin crawl and send the heebie-jeebies up and down your spine.

Did I succeed?

Are you feeling just a little bit uncomfortable?

What kind of book could you write around these morbid photographs?

A blood-sucking dummy? A ventriloquist that kills?

A writer and his muse? A Bram Stoker-winning team!

.This photo really gives me the creeps!

Halloween—or a twisted version of the high school prom?

What does your imagination tell you to write?

Dawn Pisturino

May 9, 2012; June 22, 2022

Copyright 2012-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


22 responses to “Reprise: Vintage Macabre

  1. aparna12 says:

    Wow. This is fantastic, a bit creepy but I love it. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  2. I love oddities and antiques thanks for sharing!

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  3. utahan15 says:

    fun haus? perhaps

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  4. Whoa, interesting Dawn. Girl and you’re right. Creepy. πŸ˜²πŸ˜±πŸ˜– For some reason the last picture reminds me of the movie “Rings.” Ransom Riggs was an interesting character of peculiarity for sure. Good post my friend.

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  5. You def made my “kin crawl and sent the heebie-jeebies up and down my spine Dawn!!!
    Save that for a Halloween reprint!!!
    πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  6. kvbclarke says:

    I’m glad it gives you the creeps….

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Belladonna says:

    Geesh! They all look so disturbed!!!!

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  8. balladeer says:

    Wow! It’s Halloween in June!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. It’s the class of ’32 Dawn…..

    Class of ’32

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  10. Lance Dean says:

    You nailed it! Archetypes of creep! Great story about the book. Might need to get a copy. We enjoyed the movie.

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