Creepy Girls (19): Morticia Addams

A few young people have asked me to elaborate on the image in my last post. [1]

Morticia Addams. Tish!

addams-family-3(Charles Addams ‘Addams Family’ first appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 1938)

I loved her with a deep dark passion since the day I first saw her.

Morticia-1(Caroline Jones in the 60’s TV adaptation)

Other kids had normal crushes on television characters. My first TV crush was Morticia Addams.

Morticia-5(“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly”)

I was 9 years old when The Addams Family television show premiered.

morticia-anjelica(Anjelica Houston in the 1991 film adaptation)

I’ve been smitten with her ever since.

Morticia-2(“Don’t torture yourself. That’s my job”)

Despite the external creepiness and spookiness, Morticia is a loving wife, a loyal friend and a devoted mother.

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She, like every member of the Addams family is genuinely happy with who she is and what is expected of her.

morticia-bibi-2(Bibi Neuwirth on Broadway in The Addams Family musical, 2010)

To me, Morticia Addams is the quintessential Creepy Girl.

Morticia-3

Long may you haunt my dreams and fantasies, Tish!

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[1] This I found both sad and pleasing. Sad that some people did not even know (let alone appreciate) the works of Charles Addams and his delightfully macabre cartoon family… and pleasing in that it provided me an opportunity to introduce a whole new world to people who would otherwise have gone through life without the comforting ray of creepy moonlight that is The Addams Family.

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Creepy Girls (16): Suspension (part 2)

I ran into these images the other day which fit into a certain theme in macabre photographs… girls floating or suspended.

I dealt with this subject in a post last year.

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Sometimes, as in the image above, you see the entire body levitating for no apparent reason.

As in most of these kinds of images, the faces are rarely seen. Either the hair falls in front of the face, or as in the photograph below, the face is hidden behind something.

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Often times, the entire body is not seen. Only a part is shown, hovering above the ground or floor.

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Bare feet are quite common but, as in the first photo above, not universal.

Are they held up by some supernatural force? Usually. Are they hanging on or from something? Sometimes. More often than not, that is left to the viewer’s imagination.

All seem to evoke a feeling of unease and discomfort.

In other words… they’re creepy.

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Creepy Girls (15): Lenore, the cute little dead girl

When it comes to creepy girls, you gotta love Lenore (the cute little dead girl) created by Roman Dirge.

The fair little Lenore has been around for 22 years!

Definitely cute. But don’t confuse cute with ‘sweet’…

…unless, like me and so many others, you find Lenore’s special brand of sweetness irresistible.

What a charming kid.

One of the (many) things I find appealing about her is that she appears to be dressed in barrister’s robes.

Having spent more than my fair share wearing that get-up myself, I have a certain fondness for the look.

So here’s to the cutest little dead girl ever…

… and to her creator Roman Dirge and and to her friends Mr.Ragamuffin (bottom centre), Taxidermy (top left), Mr.Mosh (right) and Buckhead (bottom right)!

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Creepy Girls (14): Yo-Landi Vi$$er of Die Antwoord

Wow…

The lovely and talented writer/photographer Meghan C, knowing I have a penchant for weird things, sent me this text message the other day…

“If you want weird music check out die antwoord”

I immediately skipped on over to YouTube, typed in “Die Antwoord’ [1]… and clicked the song “I FINK U FREEKY.”

This is what came up…

The ‘you gotta see her to believe her’  Yo-Landi Vi$$er projects exactly the Creepy Girl feel I’ve been trying to capture in this series.

All I can say is… WOW!!

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[1] Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for “The Answer”) is a South African raprave group whose style draws from the Zef counter-culture movement. Its lead vocalists are Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er.