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This post is dedicated to compelling, creepy objects of fascination. No, I'm not talking about Elton John (sorry), but things that unnerve you, make you cringe, hypnotize you, and maybe even make you laugh. More importantly, they keep you coming back for more.
In this vein, enjoy the following movies and clips:
Robots Are Our Friends
A darkly humorous cautionary song on the rise of the machines. I must have watched this 500 times in a row after the first time I saw it.
Had I seen this clip (a deleted scene from this 80s claymation flick) as a child, I can assure you that my mind would have been permanently scarred. Something about it just. . . ugh.
The animation Clown Show by Zekeyspacelizard (taken from an ancient vinyl recording for children and animated completely out of context) capitalizes shamelessly on the common fear of clowns. Speaking of things that terrorized us as children, does anybody remember Killer Klowns From Outer Space? It's a comedy in retrospect.
Not really creepy but very, very funny and atmospheric: This Mary Poppins horror mashup trailer.
More by Mark Osbourne maintains a somber mood, but packs quite an emotional punch. This one sucks me in every time. I have a high-resolution version that I downloaded years ago but can't find it anymore online.
Now for the mother lode of all fear: When I was a child this episode of children's TV series Ghostwriter traumatized me. Unable to look away but unable to watch, I was in a personal hell every time it came on. Not surprisingly, "Attack of the Slime Monster" still makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.