brass mask

Prompt: “Could you write a fic where the reader and Spock are on a mission and they run into trouble and he does everything he can to protect her since he is madly in love with her?” - Anon

Word Count: 2,023

Author’s Note: Long time, not post, eh? It’s been longer than I’d like, but here’s a piece to make up for lost time. I hope you like it, Anon. Thanks for the wait. 

The snap nearly stopped your heart. Gut-wrenching pain coursed up through your body as you fell to the ground, bruising your side on impact.

The ringing in your ears drowned out the cry that erupted from your chest.

A pair of hands closed around your arms and started dragging you, adding the burn of the pull to the mounting pain.

The dragging stopped and a hand touched your face. The breath was sucked from your lungs as your consciousness melded with Spock’s.

Lay still. I will protect you.

His hand left your skin and you opened your eyes to see where he brought you.

You lay between two close pieces of machinery. Spock crouched at the entrance to your hiding place and fired back at the enemies down the hall. Your leg peaked twice, once at the knee and once at the fracture point. Your pants were dusty and grey, not a drop of blood in sight. That would make this easier to deal with.

Spock fired again before looking over his shoulder at you.

The muscles in your leg twinged and you cried out as it blossomed a fresh wave of pain.

“Y/N,” Spock raised his voice before turning back to fire another handful of rounds.

You moaned back at him, tipping your head back against the wall and screwing your eyes shut.

“Y/N!”

“I’m awake,” you groaned.

“You must make contact with the ship. Initiate a transport with Mr. Scott,” Spock said, glancing back at you between shots. “Are you able to do that?”

“Maybe,” you pawed at your pocket, sliding your communicator out and triggering a fresh wave of pain from the injury.

You flipped the communicator open and held it to your face, panting with the effort it took not to cry out in agony.

“Y/L/N to Enterprise,” you hissed into the device.

“We’re reading you, Lieutenant, what’s going on?” Kirk’s voice came through.

“I’ve sustained a critical injury,” you took a deep breath as the pain washed over you again. “Mr. Spock is keeping their security team at bay, but I don’t think we can hold them off much longer.”

At that moment Spock cried out and fell back, clutching his shoulder.

“Spock!” you cried out as the shock caused you to clench your muscles around the fracture.

Three huge, heavily armoured humanoids stepped up to the entrance of the inlet. Spock raised his weapon and the closest guard kicked it right out of his hand, bringing his boot down hard on the side of Spock’s head with a second swing.

Your entire body clenched and the blood-curdling scream that ripped from your throat mixed anger, fear, and pain.

The humanoid guard bent and dragged Spock from the space by his ankle. Another, the smallest of the three, slipped between the machines and reached down for you. The last thing you saw before you lost consciousness was the enormous, gloved hand reaching for your chest.

When you next awoke, you hung from the ceiling by your wrists. This wasn’t the first time this had happened, but the pain in your leg made the situation additionally uncomfortable. The sheer weight of your leg weighing the fracture apart tugged at your muscles in the worst way.

Spock.

You cracked your eyelids and looked around a startlingly well-lit room. Spock hung next to you, the hem of his shirt riding up with the strain of his arms over his head.

“Spock,” you whispered.

“I am awake,” he muttered.

“Are you hurt?”

“Not as seriously as you,” he muttered. There was a clatter in the hallway outside of the room. “Did you make contact with the Enterprise?”

“Yeah, but clearly they didn’t get us.”

“Stay quiet,” he said as he watched the door, hearing the locks being turned. “I will stall for time. Perhaps the Captain will be able to send a rescue team if we can afford them enough time.”

“What about you, I don’t want you making yourself a target!” you hissed.

“Stay silent, Y/N, please.”

The door opened and two of the guards stepped in. They spoke in rumbling voices, their language fraught with glottal stops. You must have been stripped of your universal translators sometime after you lost consciousness.

“If we are to converse, we require a medium of assistance,” Spock said. One of the guards took a heavy step forward.

Each guard wore a heavy brass coloured face mask attached to their helmet. The mask had great twisting tusks and squared-off teeth.

The one that stepped forward held out one of your communicators. It was open, but inactive.

“The button,” Spock said, tipping his head gently toward the device.

The guard looked down at the device and pressed the button.

“Can you understand me?” Spock asked.

“Yes,” the guard rumbled. “You have illegally boarded our ship.”

“You are in possession of stolen property,” Spock said.

The ache in your leg twinged with each muscle spasm. You hung your head and closed your eyes, no matter how badly you wanted to keep an eye on the situation. Spock asked you to stay quiet, so you needed to stay quiet.

“We are in possession of no stolen property,” the guard growled. “You are here illegally.”

“You are in possession of a supply of radiation medication belonging to the Ossilian outpost on Lazarus IV,” Spock said. “We were charged with retrieving it.”

“And now you die for your mission,” the guard grumbled, taking another step forward.

“Killing us would be unwise,” Spock replied.

“And why is that?”

There was a clamour of armour and the other guard stepped up to you, his cold gauntlet closing around your chin and wrenching your head up.

“The Ossilians are willing to meet your price!” Spock said with a note of distinct urgency.

“This one is injured,” the guard before you said. You looked into the eye holes in its mask and saw sheer obsidian reflecting your own sweat-sodden face back at you. How big are their eyes, you wondered.

“The Ossilians are willing to meet your price,” Spock said again. “I will act as an agent to get you what you want.”

“How do you know we don’t have what we want?” the guard closest to him said. “If we wanted their money, we would have overturned their bank. If we wanted their ships, we would have raided their shipyards.”

“You need the medicine,” you said.

Spock turned sharply toward you, his body swinging slightly on his chains.

“You’re sick,” you said.

“Do you consider yourself a scientist then?” The guard before Spock walked up to you. “I see your stripes. You are a security officer. All brawn and no brains.”

He reached out and grabbed your leg right where the bone cracked.

You let out a cry that deafened the inside of your head. There was only white-hot pain and reverberating sound.

After many minutes another sound wound its way into your head. It was a deep, single note. Spock cried out over the sound of your waning scream. There were sharp sounds as he thrashed against his bonds.

There was a sudden crash and the hand left your leg. Your vision whirled in a dizzying array of colours and shapes as a scuffle ensued before you. One constant shape remained still on your right: Spock dangling from the ceiling.

You focused on that shape until suddenly it, too, was gone. You processed the change in your vision as a pair of strong arms wound around you from the front. There was a phaser blast and your arms fell to your sides.

“Go!” you heard someone shout.

The arms readjusted you so that your torso fell over their shoulder and they began to run. You moaned as soon as you got into the hallway.

“I am here,” Spock grunted. He braced his arm around your hips, above the break, but with each heavy footfall your fracture pulsed.

He suddenly stopped and his grip loosened.

“Can you stand on your other leg?”

“I think so?”

He gingerly lowered you until your good foot touched the ground and his arms were around your waist. He had a communicator behind your back which he dialled furiously as he stood with you in the hall.

“Please get me to sickbay, I can’t do this anymore,” you said as your stomach gave a massive heave. You held your breath.

“I am endeavouring to,” he muttered as he pressed just the right button.

“Spock to Mr. Scott.”

“Mr. Spock! Stand by, I’m locking onto your signal.”

“Two to beam directly to sickbay, please,” he said, gripping you tighter as your stomach lurched and you convulsed with it.

“Aye,” came the response as you felt a weightlessness in your stomach.

“Spock,” you said.

“You are safe, Ashayam,” Spock placed his hand holding the communicator on the back of your head as you dissolved into so many atoms.

Somewhere in the flurry of activity you ended up on a bio bed in sickbay, McCoy fussing around your leg with a handful of nurses and Spock standing by your head, watching the medical team perform their procedures to correct the damage.

“Spock?” you whispered.

“Are you awake in earnest this time?”

“Yes.”

“You have suffered severe tissue damage around the fracture site, but Doctor McCoy is confident that he will be able to repair it,” Spock said, looking down at you.

“What?” you asked, seeing the stony look taking over his face. “What’s wrong?”

“I should have been able to help you. I should not have allowed us get captured.”

“You got shot, if I remember correctly.”

“I-”

“Yeah, he did. Want to tell him to accept some damn help with that?” McCoy grumbled, his face a few inches from your leg as he affixed some sort of regeneration device around it.

“Spock, have you not been seen to yet?”

“No,” Spock admitted. “You are my priority at present.”

“You’re going to get yourself into serious trouble one day if you keep putting me first,” you shook your head. “Spock, don’t second guess yourself, alright?”

“I find it difficult not to, in hindsight.”

“Of course in hindsight,” you blinked up at him. “You did everything you could have in the situation you found yourself in. I’m actually in one piece, more or less, thanks to you.”

“I shouldn’t have let you get captured.”

“If I hadn’t been captured, you’d probably be dead. That guard was going right for you before I interjected.”

“And then you were attacked.”

“But neither of us died.”

“Alright, alright, you were both very heroic and many lives were saved,” McCoy grumbled, standing back up to full height. “Pointy, get your ass to the next bed and let M’Benga patch you up. Jim needs you on the bridge, I’m sure Y/N can handle things here while you get back to your job.”

Spock straightened up.

“Go,” you urged.

He exchanged a soft look with you before obeying your request and stepping to the next bed.

“Honestly, you’d think you were on the warpath to see which one of you was the most goddamn noble,” McCoy quipped. “You’re going to spend a few hours under this thing and then we’re going to take another look. You’re benched for at least three weeks while this heals up. You can do paperwork and order people around, but you’re not getting in on any of the action.”

“I think I can be alright with three weeks of low action,” you nodded, looking past the Doctor at Spock. “How hurt is he?”

“Just the burn from the shot,” McCoy said. “His head’s fine. I’m glad neither of you died, but can you try to keep yourselves in one piece next time?”

“I’ll do what I can,” you grinned.

McCoy stepped away from your bed and Spock turned from watching what the nurse was doing to his shoulder to look at you.

“He says I’ll live,” you said.

“I am relieved,” he said, his eyes softening. “Sleep, T’hy’la.”

You let your eyes close and the thrum of noise in medbay washed over you, lulling you to sleep.

“Painting for me lies in the pure pleasure of invention,” Francis Picabia wrote in 1927.

“Working on the Picabia exhibition even led to my own inventions! Here I am in my hand-painted costume inspired by the artist’s designs for his Relâche dancers. Everything is more fun when you’re wearing dots!”

Francis Picabia curatorial assistant Talia Kwartler shows us just how easy it is to get in the Arty Gras spirit! Join us tomorrow night, Sunday 2/26, when PopRally brings the ultimate Mardi Gras celebration to MoMA with live music by High & Mighty Brass Band, custom masks by Damien Davis, open bar, and some good old plain fun. Costumes welcome. Get tickets here.

The Mask

Wrote this after seeing the tumblr prompt “Remember Me” where one character helps another remember something and wanted to to a little reincarnation one.


Loki finds an old mask inside The Teutoburg Forest.


They say finding a mask inside The Teutoburg Forest is quite rare. So When Loki and his parents joined the rest of the group and ventured into the forest, following their balding tour guide, Loki didn’t really expect to find one. Except he did.

It was sunny when they went it. The skies were clear and Loki rolled the sleeves of his leather jacket up until they reached his elbows. He zipped the jacket all the way up when they got ready to leave the hotel because his dad took one look outside and said that everything looks so grey out there it has to be chilly but it wasn’t. It was warm inside the bus and Loki took the jacket off for a while and kept it on his knees, but when they all spotted those dark treetops inching closer to the large windows he put it back on and he heard his dad’s voice over the music swaying in his ears going ‘good call’. It was still warm when they stepped out of the bus and by the time they were walking around the Hermann Monument soaking in all those details about the war chief Arminius defeating three Roman legions under Varus in 9 CE, his hair felt like it was beginning to stick to the back of his neck and his cheeks got all red.

They had their lunch there in the shade of some trees with that 175.3 ft tall monument standing motionless in the sun and Loki watched the shadows catching in all the right places, clinging to the crook of Arminius’ elbow, to the folds of skin right above his knees, and covering his eyes and Loki couldn’t see them at all. Arminius was wielding a sword, pointing it at the sun and half of it was light and the other half was shadow.

His mom and dad kept taking pictures of it while sharing a cigarette and it wasn’t long before Loki started toying with his phone, shuffling through all that music with the glare of the sun making his eyes all itchy and watery, forcing him to squint, touching the light colored birthmark resting there over his heart because sometimes it got all tender. He loved everything history related, but this monument with all its shadows and hot copper plates made him feel uneasy. So when their tour guide made sure no one left a single plastic bag or fork or some kind of wrapper lying around and said it’s time to go Loki jumped to his feet so fast his parents gave him a look and he only shrugged, took his earphones out and stuffed them in his pocket along with his phone.

The Hermann Monument is located on a tiny hill and their little group of maybe twenty or so had to make its way down and retrace its steps in order to get back to their tiny bus where the seats were so crowded there was no way you could just sit there without having your shoulders pressing against the shoulders of those sitting to your left and right.

Loki hadn’t really noticed when it started to get cold; it felt like it was really warm until suddenly it wasn’t and he found himself tugging on the sleeves of his jacket , bringing them down to his wrists and zipping the jacket up.

This light breeze came out of nowhere and when it moved over his cheeks it felt like glass dust. Loki paused for a moment and looked up. The sun was almost gone and the trees along the path were whispering in soft female voices that made the hairs on Loki’s arms stand on end.

“Loki!”

It was his mom and his dad was standing next to her with one hand in his pocket motioning for him to catch up because he was day dreaming again and it wasn’t exactly this new thing.

This time Loki was grateful for the warmth inside the tour bus and spent the following hour and a half sitting there with his earphones on but he wasn’t listening to music or to an audiobook, he just had them on so his mom and dad won’t bother him because that view of those tall trees just turning into a soft blur of green and grey and brown with the speed and time passing it by just had him captivated and he couldn’t and didn’t want to look away.

It was supposed to be just this little peek into the area inside The Teutoburg Forest where Arminius’ men slaughtered three Roman legions sent by the Emperor Augustus and led by Varus to cross the Rhine and conquer the lands. With Melville the tour guide leading the way, they left the bus behind and ventured deeper into the forest, following what Melville believed was the path the Romans took when they marched forward to their deaths.

Loki’s parents were more than a few steps ahead of Loki, talking, using that tone of voice people use when they converse about horrible things that happened a long time ago, sad, but also a little excited.

All forests are filled with silence but this one felt so quiet it made Loki’s ears hurt and the trees were so pale they looked like endless columns of smoke and the yellowing grass reminded him of tiny sparks of fire jumping all over the place with the touch of some wind.

An ambush, the tour guide said and Loki looked far ahead into the shadows and as he was walking slowly the wind was there to keep him company, smelling like old flowers and grey skies.

At some point he got so cold he had to stop and try to get the zipper to go all the way up. He watched it glinting bronze in the faint light, blinking between his fingers and tugged on it because for some reason it got stuck. He tugged on it and pulled, yanking it up and down and then up again, trying to get it to run smoothly and when it finally did and he felt the collar embracing his neck so it felt all nice and warm, he looked up and found himself alone.

No mom and dad. No tour guide. No people he didn’t take the time to actually try and see what their faces looked like. Everyone was gone and for some reason he wasn’t afraid.

He started walking, stepping on long fragile shadows, the cool breeze moving his lashes, sticking to his lips, making his hair all sleek and soft and at some point it started to rain, soft and lazy. The forest breathed around him and each exhale moved him forward and moving through the rustling grass and the pale light made him lose all track of time. He walked until his feet hurt, until each and every one of his breaths felt like an entire galaxy expanding inside his lungs , until his mom and dad were just a reflection on a still body of water and that’s when he saw it.

It was a brass mask. Half of it was buried in the ground, the other half peeking out, the silent light moving over it drawing silvery circles around one eye hole. It was right there next to the roots of some tree and Loki got on his knees and used his fingers to dig around it. The dirt hurt getting under his fingernails but Loki kept filling his fist with more until he could pull it out.

He ran his palm over it once and exposed a wide stripe of bronze. He did it again and the dirt sticking to and blocking the eye hole, fell away and through the hole he could see some very light fog hovering over the grass, tiny flowers looking like little blooms of smoke turning their heads towards the shadows.

Loki used the tiny droplets of rain dotting the sleek bright surface to wipe the mask clean. It looked like the face of a sleeping man. He stuck his little finger inside the cut that was the mouth and ran his finger over the edges.

The Romans used these masks in battle to protect the face. Battle masks, they were called.

Loki stood up and with the tip of the brass nose pressing hard into the palm of his hand, put it on. It felt wet and the cold made his cheeks sting. He parted his lips to breathe and the air he drew in tasted like chalk. The edges of the eye holes were pressing against his lashes, pushing them back and with his pupils exposed like that he watched the forest and there was nothing there that could make him believe it wasn’t the same forest from such a long time ago, using that light rain to wash away those deep burgundy stains sticking to the roots and the leaves and the grass.

When Loki removed it, that’s when he first saw him. He appeared in the second it took Loki to pull the mask to the side, a boy about his age, dressed in jeans and a t-shirt, dark blonde hair sticking to his temples, damp from the rain.

He smiled at Loki and Loki studied his face with the sound of the falling rain filling his ears with whispers.

Was this boy a part of their group?

Loki couldn’t remember.

“A face mask,” the boy said and ran his fingers over the mask from temple to chin.

Loki watched him, the way his lashes fluttered in the light drizzle, the softness of his lips, the kindness in his eyes and his heart was full of longing for an unnamed memory.

“The Romans used them to protect the face,” the boy said and Loki blinked slow.

“I know. The tour guide told us about it. Were you with us? I don’t remember seeing your face before.”

The boy smiled and moved the mask in front of his own face so it obscured it from Loki’s eyes, one strong thumb pressing down on a pair of bronze lips, holding the mask up.

“Did your tour guide tell you this story?” he asked Loki and brought the mask down little by little, exposing a soft brow, a blue eye, a straight nose and a pair of beautiful lips dotted with raindrops.

Loki raised his brows and the boy leaned in a bit closer and his voice like a summer storm, quiet and comforting, “many of Varus’ men died here. It was raining then, just as it’s raining now. They were ambushed. Slaughtered one by one. Breath gone and all memory gone with it. So many unnamed. Tales of bravery forgotten. One tale remains. The tale of two of Varus’ soldiers. They were young. They were in love. They were only boys when they were drafted and as much as they wanted to fill Augustus’ heart with pride, they also wanted to return home alive, to hold hands in the sun, to see the stars in each other’s eyes. They marched side by side in the rain. The sound of it was everywhere. They were cold and tired, but they had a long way to go before they could set up camp. One of them thought of the way his lover looked with the golden outline of their beloved city reflecting in his eyes, with all that glorious sunlight bathing his shoulders, with the taste of infinity and freedom on his lips and the other looked at him in the dark and saw all that longing in his eyes and reached over to touch his hand. Only one of them saw the spear flying out of the shadows, starlight moving over it like a bolt of lightning, and covered the other with his body. That spear pierced two hearts that night. They never made it home.”

The boy grasped the collar of his t-shirt and tugged on it.

And there it was, a birthmark identical to his own, just over his heart and Loki pressed his palm to his own chest and the boy gave him a sad smile and took his hand.

MUSE AESTHETICS: HORROR EDITION

GOTHIC HORROR
gaslights. corsets. ballrooms. candlelight. mist. starless nights. full moons. cobbled streets. horse-drawn carriages. mysterious strangers. bogs. moors. forests. mountains. castles. velvet. silver. brass. gold. jewels. domino masks. the opera. dangerous romances. tragic romances. violins. roses. lilies. empty graves. crosses. cemeteries. snow. ice. the gallows. crows. milk-white skin.ambiguous illness. fangs. pointed nails. something howling in the night.capes. gloves. top hats. straight razors. lightning. pipe organs. underground caverns. bats. mice. rats. ravens. cats. pearls. attics. talismans. axes. wood. isolation in a room full of people. vampires. werewolves. ghosts. coffins. western Europe. eastern Europe. bones. churches. catacombs. mausoleums. books.

CLASSIC HORROR
black and white. powder puffs. red lipstick. winged eyeliner. white kitten heels. black lace lingerie. icy blue eyes. rain. abandoned cars. skeletons. acid. poison. voyeurism. switchblades. strangling. overcoats. looking over your shoulder. trans-Atlantic accents. private detectives. dinner parties. haunted mansions. alcohol in glass decanters. cobwebs. perfect blonde curls. kitchen knives. shock. cellars. dust. ghosts. dark alleys. empty streets. driving at night. horn-rimmed glasses. radiation. zombies. serial murderer. suspicion.paranoia. the city. witches. the devil. cannibalism. conspiracies. amulets.abject terror. the American south. the American northeast. England. analogue cameras.

SLASHERS
bloodbaths. massacres. wanton nudity. newspapers. leather jackets.letterman jackets. converse sneakers. obscured faces. social unrest. bonfires. lakes. babysitters. suburbia. high school. lockers. dead leaves in the fall. jack-o’-lanterns. outdated television sets. nightmares. psychiatrists. hospitals.unstoppable forces. gunfire. police. landline telephones. household objects turned into improvised weapons. Halloween. secrets. revelations. character masks. scrunchies. queerness. wild curls. jeering children. parties. fire. swearing. revulsion. California. the American Midwest. ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR
malevolent spirits. seances. spells. missing bodies. hidden graves. white noise. static. flickering lights. rings of salt. demons. poltergeists. dark histories. old buildings. cold air. mausoleums. wells. urban exploration. a dog barking at something you can’t see. black ooze. old photographs. faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where. dark bodies of water. crucifixes. priests. possession. exorcisms. dolls.

CRYPTID & URBAN LEGEND HORROR
aliens. blinding light. dark woods. driving at night. claw-marks. bite-marks. men in black. memory loss. dismembered bodies. sewers. flashlights. cell phones. video cameras. cars with tinted windows. unlabeled cassette tapes.bugs. big cities. urban crimes. clowns. something rustling outside your window. glowing light. unsolved mysteries. suburbia. mirrors. the American pacific northwest. the American Midwest. hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS
daylight. fluorescent lighting. morgues. asylums. unwavering eye contact. tension. lit rooms with no one inside them. a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed. steely gazes. paperwork. anagrams. codes. convicted killers. missing persons. law enforcement. federal agents. small towns. suspicion. paranoia. subdued terror. dimly-lit parking lots.

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MUSE AESTHETICS : HORROR EDITION.

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GOTHIC HORROR. gaslights.   corsets.  ballrooms.   candlelight.  mist.   starless nights.   full moons.   cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.  bogs.   moors.   forests.   mountains. castles.  velvet.   silver.   brass.  gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   the opera.   dangerous romances.   tragic romances.  violins.   roses.   lilies.   empty graves.  crosses. cemeteries.  snow.   ice.  the gallows.   crows.  milk-white skin.  ambiguous illness.   fangs.  pointed nails.  something howling in the night.   capes.  gloves.   top hats.   straight razors.   lightning.   pipe organs.   underground caverns.  bats.  mice.   rats.   ravens.   cats.   pearls. attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood.  isolation in a room full of people.   vampires.   werewolves.  ghosts.  coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.  churches. catacombs.   mausoleums.   books.

CLASSIC HORROR.   black and white.   powder puffs.   red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.   white kitten heelsblack lace lingerie.   icy blue eyes.   rain.   abandoned cars.   skeletons.  acid.   poison.   voyeurism.   switchblades. strangling.  overcoats. looking over your shoulder.   trans-atlantic accents.   private detectives.   dinner parties.   haunted mansions.  alcohol in glass decanters. cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.   kitchen knives.   shock.  cellars.   dust.  ghosts.   dark alleys.  empty streets.  driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies.   serial murder.  suspicion.   paranoia.  the city.  witches.   the devil.   cannibalism.  conspiracies.   amulets.  abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.  england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.   bloodbaths.   massacres.   wanton nudity.   newspapers.  leather jackets.   letterman jackets.  converse sneakers.   obscured faces.   social unrest.   bonfires.  lakes.  babysitters.   suburbia.  high school.   lockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.   nightmares. psychiatrists.   hospitals.  unstoppable forces.   gunfire.   police.   landline telephones.   household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.  character masks.   scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.   jeering children.   parties.   fire.  swearing.  revulsion.   california.   the american midwest.   ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.   malevolent spirits.   seances. spells.  missing bodies. hidden graves. white noise.   static.  flickering lights.  rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.   cold air.   mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.  black ooze. old photographs.  faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.  dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.   aliens.   blinding light. dark woods.  driving at night.   claw-marks.  bite-marks.   men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.   sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled casette tapes.   bugs.   big cities.   urban crimes. clowns.  something rustling outside your window.   glowing light.   unsolved mysteries. suburbia.   mirrors.  the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.   daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums.   unwavering eye contact.   tension. lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork.   anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.  law enforcement.   federal agents.   small towns. suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.  dimly-lit parking lots.

MUSE AESTHETICS :     HORROR EDITION    !

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GOTHIC HORROR.          gaslights.   corsets.   ballrooms.   candlelight.   mist.   starless nights.  full moons.   cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.   bogs.   moors.  forests.   mountains.   castles.   velvet.   silver.   brass.   gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   the opera.   dangerous romances.   tragic romances.   violins.   roses.   lilies.   empty graves.   crosses.   cemeteries.   snow.   ice.   the gallows.   crows.   milk-white skin.   ambiguous illness.   fangs.   pointed nails.   something howling in the night.   capes.   gloves.   top hats.   straight razors.   lightning.   pipe organs.   underground caverns.   bats.   mice.   rats.   ravens.   cats.   pearls.   attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood.   isolation in a room full of people.   vampires.   werewolves.   ghosts.   coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.   churches.   catacombs.   mausoleums.   books.

CLASSIC HORROR.          black and white.   powder puffs.   red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.   white kitten heels.   black lace lingerie.   icy blue eyes.   rain.   abandoned cars.   skeletons.   acid.   poison. voyeurism.   switchblades.   strangling.   overcoats.   looking over your shoulder.   trans-atlantic accents.  private detectives.   dinner parties.  haunted mansions.   alcohol in glass decanters.  cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.   kitchen knives.   shock.   cellars.   dust.   ghosts.   dark alleys.   empty streets.   driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies.   serial murder.   suspicion.   paranoia.   the city.   witches.   the devil.   cannibalism.   conspiracies.   amulets.   abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.   england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.          bloodbaths.   massacres.   wanton nudity.   newspapers.   leather jackets.   letterman jackets.   converse sneakers.   obscured faces.   social unrest.   bonfires.   lakes.   babysitters.   suburbia.   high school.   lockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.   nightmares.  psychiatrists.   hospitals.   unstoppable forces.   gunfire.   police.   landline telephones.   household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.   character masks.   scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.   jeering children.   parties.   fire.   swearing.   revulsion.   california.   the american midwest.   ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.          malevolent spirits.   seances.   spells.   missing bodies.   hidden graves.   white noise.   static.   flickering lights.   rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.   cold air.    mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.   black ooze.   old photographs.   faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.   dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.          aliens.   blinding light.   dark woods.  driving at night.   claw-marks.   bite-marks.   men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.   sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled cassette tapes.  bugs.   big cities.    urban crimes.   clowns.   something rustling outside your window.   glowing light.  unsolved mysteries.  suburbia.   mirrors.   the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.          daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums.   unwavering eye contact.  tension.   lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork.   anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.   law enforcement.   federal agents.   small towns.   suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.   dimly-lit parking lots.

MUSE AESTHETICS :     HORROR EDITION    !

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GOTHIC HORROR.          gaslights.   corsets.   ballrooms.   candlelight.   mist.   starless nights.  full moons.   cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.   bogs.   moors.  forests.   mountains.   castles.   velvet.   silver.   brass.   gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   the opera.   dangerous romances.   tragic romances.   violins.   roses.   lilies.   empty graves.   crosses.   cemeteries.   snow.   ice.   the gallows.   crows.   milk-white skin.   ambiguous illness.   fangs.   pointed nails.   something howling in the night.   capes.   gloves.   top hats.   straight razors.   lightning.   pipe organs.   underground caverns.   bats.   mice.   rats.   ravens.   cats.   pearls.   attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood.   isolation in a room full of people.   vampires.   werewolves.   ghosts.   coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.   churches.   catacombs.   mausoleums.   books.

CLASSIC HORROR.          black and white.   powder puffs.   red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.   white kitten heels.   black lace lingerie.   icy blue eyes.   rain.   abandoned cars.   skeletons.   acid.   poison. voyeurism.   switchblades.   strangling.   overcoats.   looking over your shoulder.   trans-atlantic accents.   private detectives.   dinner parties.  haunted mansions.   alcohol in glass decanters.  cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.   kitchen knives.   shock.   cellars.   dust.   ghosts.   dark alleys.   empty streets.   driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies.   serial murder.   suspicion.   paranoia.   the city.   witches.   the devil.   cannibalism.   conspiracies.   amulets.   abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.   england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.          bloodbaths.   massacres.   wanton nudity.   newspapers.   leather jackets.   letterman jackets.   converse sneakers.   obscured faces.   social unrest.   bonfires.   lakes.   babysitters.   suburbia.   high school.   lockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.   nightmares. psychiatrists.   hospitals.   unstoppable forces.   gunfire.   police.   landline telephones.  household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.   character masks.   scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.   jeering children.   parties.   fire.   swearing.   revulsion.   california.   the american midwest.   ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.          malevolent spirits.   seances.   spells.   missing bodies.   hidden graves.   white noise.   static.   flickering lights.   rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.   cold air.    mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.   black ooze.   old photographs.   faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.   dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.         aliens.   blinding light.   dark woods.   driving at night.   claw-marks.   bite-marks.   men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.   sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled cassette tapes.  bugs.   big cities.    urban crimes.   clowns.   something rustling outside your window.   glowing light.  unsolved mysteries.   suburbia.   mirrors.   the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.          daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums.   unwavering eye contact.   tension.   lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.  paperwork.   anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.   law enforcement.   federal agents.  small towns.   suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.   dimly-lit parking lots.

MUSE AESTHETICS : HORROR EDITION.

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GOTHIC HORROR.  gaslights.   corsets.   ballrooms.   CANDLELIGHT.  mist.   starless nights.   full moons.   cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.  bogs.   moors.   forests.   mountains.   castles.   velvet.   silver.   brass.   gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   THE OPERA.   dangerous romances.   TRAGIC ROMANCES.  violins.   ROSES.   lilies.   empty graves.  crosses. cemeteries.  snow.   ice.  the gallows.   crows.   milk-white skin.  ambiguous illness.   fangs. pointed nails.   something howling in the night.   CAPES.  GLOVES.   top hats.   straight razors.   lightning.   PIPE ORGANS.   underground caverns.  bats.   mice.   rats.   ravens.   CATS.   pearls.  attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood.   isolation in a room full of people.   vampires.   werewolves.  GHOSTS.   coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.   churches.  catacombs.   mausoleums.   books.

CLASSIC HORROR.   black and white.   powder puffs.   red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.   white kitten heels. black lace lingerie.   icy blue eyes.   rain.   abandoned cars.   SKELETONS.  acid.   poison.   voyeurism.   switchblades.  strangling.  overcoats.  looking over your shoulder.   trans-atlantic accents.   private detectives.   dinner parties.   haunted mansions.   alcohol in glass decanters. cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.   kitchen knives.   shock.  CELLARS.   dust.  ghosts.   dark alleys.  empty streets.   driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies.   serial murder.  suspicion.   paranoia.  the city.  witches.   the devil.   cannibalism.  conspiracies.   amulets.  abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.  england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.   bloodbaths.   massacres.   wanton nudity.   newspapers.  leather jackets.   letterman jackets.  converse sneakers.   obscured faces.   social unrest.   bonfires.  lakes.  babysitters.   suburbia.  high school.   lockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.   NIGHTMARES.  psychiatrists.   hospitals.  unstoppable forces.   gunfire.   police.   landline telephones.   household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.  character masks.  scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.  jeering children.   parties.   fire.   swearing.  revulsion.   california.   the american midwest.   ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.   malevolent spirits.   seances. spells.  missing bodies.  hidden graves. white noise.   static.   FLICKERING LIGHTS.   rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.   cold air.   mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.   black ooze.  OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.  faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.  dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.   aliens.   blinding light.  dark woods.  driving at night.   claw-marks.  bite-marks.   men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.   sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled casette tapes.   bugs.   big cities.   urban crimes. clowns.  something rustling outside your window.  glowing light.   unsolved mysteries.  suburbia.   MIRRORS.  the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.   daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums.   unwavering eye contact.   tension.  lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork.   anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.  law enforcement.   federal agents.   small towns. suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.  dimly-lit parking lots.

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GOTHIC HORROR.   gaslights.   corsets.  ballrooms.   candlelight.  mist.   starless nights.   full moons.   cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.  bogs.   moors.   forests.  mountains. castles.  velvet.   silver.   brass.  gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   the opera.   dangerous romances.   tragic romances.  violins.   roses.   lilies.   empty graves.  crosses.  cemeteries.  snow.   ice.  the gallows.   crows.  milk-white skin.  ambiguous illness.   fangs. pointed nails.  something howling in the night.   capes.  gloves.   top hats.   straight razors.   lightning.   pipe organs.   underground caverns.  bats.  mice.   rats.   ravens.   cats.   pearls. attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood.  isolation in a room full of people.   vampires.   werewolves.  ghosts.  coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.  churches.   catacombs.   mausoleums.   books.

CLASSIC HORROR.   black and white.   powder puffs.  red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.   white kitten heels. black lace lingerie.   icy blue eyes.   rain.   abandoned cars.   skeletons.  acid.   poison.   voyeurism.   switchblades.  strangling.  overcoats.  looking over your shoulder.   trans-atlantic accents.   private detectives.   dinner parties.   haunted mansions.  alcohol in glass decanters.  cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.   kitchen knives.   shock.  cellars.   dust.  ghosts.   dark alleys.  empty streets.  driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies.   serial murder.   suspicion.   paranoia.  the city.  witches.   the devil.   cannibalism.  conspiracies.   amulets.  abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.  england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.   bloodbaths.   massacres.   wanton nudity.   newspapers.  leather jackets.   letterman jackets.  converse sneakers.   obscured faces.   social unrest.   bonfires.   lakes.  babysitters.   suburbia.  high school.   lockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.   nightmares.  psychiatrists.   hospitals.  unstoppable forces.   gunfire.   police.   landline telephones.   household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.  character masks.  scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.  jeering children.   parties.   fire.  swearing.  revulsion.   california.   the american midwest.   ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.   malevolent spirits.   seances. spells.  missing bodies.  hidden graves.  white noise.   static.  flickering lights.  rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.   cold air.   mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.  black ooze.  old photographs.  faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.  dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.   aliens.   blinding light.  dark woods.  driving at night.   claw-marks.  bite-marks.   men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.   sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled casette tapes.   bugs.  big cities.   urban crimes. clowns.  something rustling outside your window.  glowing light.   unsolved mysteries. suburbia.  mirrors.  the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.   daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums.   unwavering eye contact.   tension.  lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork.   anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.  law enforcement.   federal agents.   small towns. suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.  dimly-lit parking lots.

MUSE AESTHETICS : HORROR EDITION.

GOTHIC HORROR.  

  • gaslights. corsets. ballrooms. candlelight. mist. starless nights. full moons. cobbled streets. horse-drawn carriages. mysterious strangers. bogs. moors. forests. mountains. castles. velvet. silver. brass. gold. jewels. domino masks. the opera. dangerous romances. tragic romances. violins. roses. lilies. empty graves. crosses. cemeteries. snow. ice. the gallows. crows. milk-white skin. ambiguous illness. fangs. pointed nails. something howling in the night. capes. gloves. top hats. straight razors. lightning. pipe organs. underground caverns. bats. mice. rats. ravens. cats. pearls. attics. talismans. axes. wood. isolation in a room full of people. vampires. werewolves. ghosts. coffins. western europe. eastern europe. bones. churches. catacombs. mausoleums. books.

CLASSIC HORROR.   

  • black and white. powder puffs. red lipstick. winged eyeliner. white kitten heels. black lace lingerie. icy blue eyes. rain. abandoned cars. skeletons. acid. poison. voyeurism. switchblades. strangling. overcoats. looking over your shoulder. trans-atlantic accents. private detectives. dinner parties. haunted mansions. alcohol in glass decanters. cobwebs. perfect blonde curls. kitchen knives. shock. cellars. dust. ghosts. dark alleys. empty streets. driving at night. horn-rimmed glasses. radiation. zombies. serial murder. suspicion. paranoia. the city. witches. the devil. cannibalism. conspiracies. amulets. abject terror. the american south. the american northeast. england. analog cameras.

SLASHERS.   

  • bloodbaths.   massacres. wanton nudity.   newspapers. leather jackets.  letterman jackets.  converse sneakers.   obscured faces.   social unrest.   bonfires.  lakes.  babysitters. suburbia. high schoollockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.  nightmares.   psychiatrists.   hospitals.  unstoppable forces.   gunfire.   police.   landline telephones.   household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.  character masks.   scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.  jeering children.   parties.   fire.   swearing.  revulsion.   california.   the american midwest.   ambulances. 

PARANORMAL HORROR.   

  • malevolent spirits.   seances.  spells.  missing bodies.   hidden graves.  white noise.   static. flickering lights.   rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.   cold air.   mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see. black ooze.   old photographs. faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.  dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls. 

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.   

  • aliens.   blinding light.   dark woods. driving at night.  claw-marks. bite-marks.   men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.   sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled casette tapes.   bugs.   big cities.   urban crimes. clowns.  something rustling outside your window.   glowing light.   unsolved mysteries.  suburbia.   mirrors.   the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking. 

THRILLERS.   

  • daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums. unwavering eye contact.  tension.  lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork.   anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.  law enforcement.   federal agents.   small towns. suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.  dimly-lit parking lots. 

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MUSE AESTHETICS :   HORROR EDITION.

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GOTHIC HORROR.        gaslights.   corsets.   ballrooms.   candlelight.   mist.   starless nights. full moons. cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.  bogs.   moors.   forests.   mountains.   castles.  velvet.   silver.   brass.   gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   the opera.   dangerous romances.   tragic  romances.  violins.   roses.   lilies.   empty  graves. crosses.  cemeteries.   snow.   ice.   the gallows.   crows.  milk-white skin.  ambiguous illness.   fangs.  pointed nails.  something howling in the night.   capes.   gloves.   top hats.  straight razors.   lightning.   pipe organs.   underground  caverns.   bats.   mice.   rats.   ravens.   cats.   pearls.   attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood. isolation in a room full of people.  vampires.   werewolves.   ghosts.   coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.   churches.  catacombs.   mausoleums. books.

CLASSIC HORROR.          black and white.  powder puffs.   red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.  white kitten heels.  black lace lingerie.  icy blue eyes. rain.  abandoned cars.   skeletons.  acid.   poison.   voyeurism.   switchblades.  strangling.  overcoats.  looking over your shoulder. trans-atlantic accents.   private detectives.   dinner parties.   haunted mansions.   alcohol in glass decanters . cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.   kitchen knives.  shock. cellars. dust. ghosts. dark alleys. empty streets. driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies. serial murder.   suspicion.  paranoia. the city.  witches.   the devil.   cannibalism.  conspiracies.   amulets.  abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.  england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.            bloodbaths.   massacres.  wanton nudity.   newspapers. leather jackets.  letterman jackets.  converse sneakers.   obscured faces.  social unrest.  bonfires.  lakes.  babysitters.  suburbia. high school. lockers.  dead leaves in the fall.  jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.  nightmares. psychiatrists.  hospitals. unstoppable forces.  gunfire.   police.   landline telephones. household objects turned into improvised weapons.  halloween.   secrets.   revelations.  character masks.   scrunchies.  queerness.   wild curls. jeering children.  parties.   fire.   swearing.  revulsion.   california.  the american midwest.  ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.            malevolent spirits.   seances.  spells.  missing bodies.   hidden graves.  white noise.   static.  flickering lights.   rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists. dark histories.  old buildings.   cold air.  mausoleums.  wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.  black ooze.   old photographs.faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.  dark bodies of water.  crucifixes.   priests.   possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.             aliens.   blinding light.   dark woods. driving at night.  claw-marks. bite-marks.   men in black.  memory loss.   dismembered bodies.  sewers.  flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.   cars with tinted windows.  unlabeled casette tapes.   bugs.   big cities.   urban crimes.  clowns. something rustling outside your window.   glowing light.   unsolved mysteries.   suburbia.   mirrors.   the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.   hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.               daylight.  fluorescent lighting.  morgues.   asylums. unwavering eye contact.  tension. lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork.  anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.  missing persons. law enforcement.  federal agents.   small towns.suspicion.   paranoia.  subdued terror. dimly-lit parking lots.

MUSE AESTHETICS:  HORROR EDITION

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GOTHIC HORROR.   gaslights.   corsets.   ballrooms.   candlelight.   mist.   starless nights.   full moons. cobbled streets.   horse-drawn carriages.   mysterious strangers.   bogs.   moors.  forests.  mountains. castles.   velvet.   silver.   brass.   gold.   jewels.   domino masks.   the opera.   dangerous romances.  tragic romances.   violins.   roses.   lilies.   empty graves.   crosses.  cemeteries.   snow.   ice.  the gallows.   crows.   milk-white skin.  ambiguous illness.   fangs.  pointed nails.  something howling in the night.   capes.  gloves.   top hats.   straight razors.   lightning.  pipe organs.   underground caverns.   bats.   mice.   rats. ravens.  cats.   pearls.   attics.   talismans.   axes.   wood.   isolation in a room full of people.   vampires.   werewolves.  ghosts.   coffins.   western europe.   eastern europe.   bones.   churches.   catacombs.   mausoleums.   books.

CLASSIC HORROR.   black and white.   powder puffs.   red lipstick.   winged eyeliner.   white kitten heels.  black lace lingerie.   icy blue eyes.   rain.  abandoned cars.   skeletons.  acid.   poison.   voyeurism.   switchblades.  strangling.  overcoats.   looking over your shoulder. trans-atlantic accents.   private detectives.   dinner parties.  haunted mansions.   alcohol in glass decanters.  cobwebs.   perfect blonde curls.  kitchen knives.   shock.   cellars.   dust.   ghosts.   dark alleys.   empty streets.  driving at night.   horn-rimmed glasses.   radiation.   zombies.   serial murder.   suspicion.   paranoia.   the city.  witches.   the devil.   cannibalism. conspiracies.   amulets.   abject terror.   the american south.   the american northeast.   england.   analog cameras.

SLASHERS.   bloodbaths.   massacres. wanton nudity.   newspapers.   leather jackets. letterman jackets. converse sneakers.   obscured faces.  social unrest.   bonfires.   lakes.   babysitters.   suburbia.  high school.  lockers.   dead leaves in the fall.   jack-o’-lanterns.   outdated television sets.   nightmares.  psychiatrists. hospitals.  unstoppable forces.   gunfire. police.   landline telephones.   household objects turned into improvised weapons.   halloween.   secrets.   revelations.   character masks.   scrunchies.   queerness.   wild curls.  jeering children.   parties.   fire.   swearing.  revulsion.   california.   the american midwest. ambulances.

PARANORMAL HORROR.   malevolent spirits.  seances.   spells.  missing bodies.  hidden graves.  white noise.  static.   flickering lights.  rings of salt.   demons.   poltergeists.   dark histories.   old buildings.  cold air.   mausoleums.   wells.   urban exploration.   a dog barking at something you can’t see.   black ooze.  old photographs. faces you can swear you’ve seen before but can’t for the life of you figure out where.  dark bodies of water.   crucifixes.   priests.  possession.   exorcisms.   dolls.

CRYPTID   /   URBAN LEGEND HORROR.  aliens.   blinding light.  dark woods.  driving at night.  claw-marks.  bite-marks. men in black.   memory loss.   dismembered bodies.  sewers.   flashlights.   cell phones.   video cameras.  cars with tinted windows.   unlabeled cassette tapes.   bugs.   big cities.  urban crimes.  clowns.  something rustling outside your window.  glowing light.   unsolved mysteries.  suburbia.  mirrors.   the american pacific northwest.   the american midwest.  hiking / backpacking.

THRILLERS.   daylight.   fluorescent lighting.   morgues.   asylums.  unwavering eye contact.   tension. lit rooms with no one inside them.   a dog digging in the newly-planted flower bed.   steely gazes.   paperwork. anagrams.   codes.   convicted killers.   missing persons.  law enforcement.   federal agents. small towns.   suspicion.   paranoia.   subdued terror.  dimly-lit parking lots.