ghoulish


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suggesting the horror of death and decay

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His taste for Grand Guignol was especially evident in the queasy anatomical approximations fashioned from stockings, condoms, thread, and assorted medical instruments by gynecological-nurse-turned-artist Liu Shih-Fen and in Alastair MacLennan's ghoulish abandoned feast of pigs' heads, part of the artist's ongoing series of performances and installations commemorating the victims of Northern Ireland's "Troubles.
1 -- color) A ghoulish creature reaches its talons toward the Palmdale haunted house's creator, Nigel Collins, a student at Antelope Valley College.
HE'S well over 6ft tall and ghoulish but Marilyn Manson had to get former child star Macaulay Culkin to buy some cigarettes for him.
ELVIS Presley's doctor has made pounds 60,000 from a ghoulish exhibition of the drugs the King was taking at the time of his death.
There, arrayed before a blazing colonial-style hearth, is a lineup of ghoulish family types - among them, a mewling little girl spread-eagled in a kilt on a Chippendale chair; a young drag queen proffering a tiny spectral ballerina in his palm; the wizened, balding person of the artist propping up a rigid elder in a plaid bathrobe (this appears to be Greenwold's father, either dying or newly risen from the dead, for above him flies a human skull with wings); and a butch-coiffed mother type, grinning as she strangles herself.
Along with a cast of uniquely hardened criminals and guards, players must battle not only the ghoulish apparitions besieging the prison but also the demons of their own forgotten past.
One of the highlights of this weekend's event promises to be Sunday's appearance of psychobilly band the Cramps, who've patented a ghoulish take on '50s rebel-rock.
Ghoulish souvenir hunters also ambush the trucks carrying rubble from Ground Zero.
Dick Smith's House, 1982-95, Keith Edmier's shot of a ghoulish special-effects head from The Exorcist sitting casually on what looks like a rec-room shelf, might have marked the show's other emotional pole.
Not only does it have the quirky humor and ghoulish fun of the classic cartoon, but it also features a new style of adventure gameplay that calls for cooperation between Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, leveraging character-specific skills and friendship to successfully solve the mystery.
Or maybe some comment is being made about the media's ghoulish fascination with the admittedly sensational, but by now thoroughly overexploited, depravity - and if so, Van Bebber is hardly one to point fingers.
Twenty lucky Mega readers will scoop a month's supply of Skips, two scary Goosebumps books, a limited edition Goosebumps watch and a ghoulish moulding set.
He added: "We did have talk of a memorial garden, but I understand some relatives feel it could be a ghoulish kind of memorial.
Sculptor Pat Keck's ghoulish yet lovable wood figures draw from childhood fantasies and recall Surrealist visions.