|Violently Beautiful... |
Is a Group dedicated to Horror and Gore! Like the name says, visual works of a violently beautiful nature, but not completely limited to blood images. Any atmospheric, frightening, chilling horror works will be considered for submission. In fact the atmosphere is maybe more important than the amount of gore it contains.
It's a great place for all horror lovers to join, old (bloodied) hands, or deviants new to the subject. Come along and ask questions, get to know the people behind the gore. We're really not as scary as our work. Usually.
We are working to promote this valid art form and challenge the preconceptions of the genre.
What is horror?
Many people simply can't get their head around what is appealing about breaking out the fake blood, entrails and creating scary, horror atmospheres. It's true: horror is an acquired taste, though I'd have to say I believe fear is an integral part of us and our nature. Most people enjoy being scared and hiding behind the sofa when watching horror films, or listening to spooky ghost stories at bedtime and being too terrified to sleep. It's fun. Most people say 'eeewww' at blood but blood is an important part of us. It's our life force. Horror can raise important questions about the dark side of humanity which may be in each of us, and ultimately, something that is a certainty for us all: death. It just takes a little open-mindedness to start seeing through different (open) eyes.
Horror and Macabre Photography: Why We do it. Katerina423
What horror is not:
FAQ #284: Can we submit photographs showing actual injury, self-harm and mutilation?
Please do no submit self harm photography to this group. It will be declined. It does not portray 'horror' in the sense that this group goes for - maybe your circumstances are terrible, maybe they are not - but it is not welcome here. We will not glorify actual self harm. Thank you.
Your Horror & Macabre Gallery Moderator is pullingcandy, who suggests these epic collections for your reading and viewing pleasure.
Horror Resource Guide
Horror Photography Tutorials
Horror / Macabre artwork, particularly that of a bloody nature is an acquired taste. If you do not enjoy seeing it, please, do not look. And just as is suggested for Daily Deviations, please do not comment on an artists work with your harmful or hurtful opinions of it. You have the ability to turn off Mature Content works by editing your settings. As with any art, horrific or not, if you have nothing constructive to say in a polite manner, then don't say anything at all.
Any deviants found disrespecting or being rude to models or artists will be banned.
the Taming of the Llama: Keeping the dA Peace. from RockstarVanity
* If you just want to enjoy the bloodlust, just click watch.
* If you want to submit your own work to the members gallery, click 'Join this Group'. You don't need to additionally click watch as groups does this for you automatically when you join as a member. We would request everyone keeps their notifications and deviations from the group turned on, so you can be sure to see all the yummy bloodies.
What if I wish to volunteer?
If you wish to volunteer, there are many positions available. If you feel you have the time and the capacity to volunteer in the group, from updating blogs, accepting favorites and submissions, to interviews, news features and organizing contests and challenges, please feel free to drop us a comment on your member application or a note to pullingcandy
- to Gallery (Members Work)
Horror and Macabre PHOTOGRAPHY ONLY! Please be selective in your submissions. It's very easy to smear some ketchup over a t-shirt but harder to capture it effectively on camera. Submit only your best works.
- to Favourites
Favourites can be of any visual medium, as long as they are horrifically scary. We are still in the consideration stage for lit. Let us know if you'd be interested in this feature.
To submit your favourites for approval, please keep in mind that this is a horror and macabre group and we are looking for scary, gory, bloody, depraved and utterly disgusting work. Please do not submit a picture of a cute little kitten (unless perhaps it's covered in blood) or a sunset. Maybe it's scary to you but to the rest of the world, it's just adorable.