Horror Cinema: The Boy II (Trailer)

A trailer for The Boy II was recently released. The Boy is one of my favourite horror movies (see my review Horror Cinema: The Boy), and I am really excited to see the sequel. What I enjoyed the most about the first movie was that it wasn’t a paranormal narrative. I am curious to see how the sequel handles the doll because it looks like the story will turn into a paranormal tale. But, maybe, like the first, that is simply a misdirection.

Memento Mori: Victorian Death Photos

“Photographs of loved ones taken after they died may seem morbid to modern sensibilities. But in Victorian England, they became a way of commemorating the dead and blunting the sharpness of grief.”

“On some occasions eyes would be painted on to the photograph after it was developed, which was meant to make the deceased more lifelike (left) while other times death was more obvious.”

From Taken from life: The unsettling art of death photography