Shockertainment

Curiosity for gruesomeness garners unavoidable attention
Implications - Society has a closeted lust and curiosity for macabre, gruesome and bizarre innovations, making shock tactics valuable marketing and advertising tools. While the public may not particularly enjoy a gory stimulus, there is high probability they will give it their attention due to sheer inquisitiveness.
SCORE: 5
Hot Top 6 Examples: 235,386 Total Clicks May 09 - Oct 09
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Skinless Kama Sutra - Anatomist Gunther Von Hagen Sets Out To Shock
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 163,679 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 09
Skinless Kama Sutra
Anatomist Gunther Von Hagen Sets Out To Shock
This time it appears controversial artist Gunther von Hagens is really set out to shock, and broached an area he had previously left untouched with his new work that features corpses having sex in varying… [More]
Macabre Memorabilia - Michael Jackson's Hair to be Turned Into a LifeGem Diamond
SCORE: 4
Hot 6,682 Clicks Pub: Jul 25, 09
Macabre Memorabilia
Michael Jackson's Hair to be Turned Into a LifeGem Diamond
Michael Jackson mania has continued unabated, and as the weeks continue to pass since the pop legend’s death, we’ve seen some pretty odd memorabilia crop up—like this LifeGem diamond made from a lock of… [More]
Bizarre Drugtography - Fillon Quentin's Subjects Show You How Illicit Substances Work
SCORE: 5.1
Hot 16,571 Clicks Pub: Jun 13, 09
Bizarre Drugtography
Fillon Quentin's Subjects Show You How Illicit Substances Work
If you've ever thought about trying an illicit substance, Fillon Quentin's photo set above will straighten you right out. This drug-addled art is the result of an experiment the photographer conducted… [More]
Boldly Bizarre Cars - From Discos on Wheels to Fat Porsches and Smart Car Limousines
SCORE: 4.3
Hot 20,942 Clicks Pub: Jun 11, 09
Boldly Bizarre Cars
From Discos on Wheels to Fat Porsches and Smart Car Limousines
This collection of bizarre cars comes from eccentric auto owners around the world, proving that the desire for outrageous personalities to express themselves is a human, not cultural, phenomenon. Featured… [More]
Shockvertising Lawsuits - American Apparel's $5 Million Payout to Woody Allen
SCORE: 4.6
Warm 10,280 Clicks Pub: May 20, 09
Shockvertising Lawsuits
American Apparel's $5 Million Payout to Woody Allen
Picking up where Diesel and Calvin Klein left off in the 90s, American Apparel loves creating controversy with their advertising. Unfortunately this time they may have taken it too far. One of the ads… [More]
Decapitated Barbie Shoots - Anna Wand's 'The Joys of Fairy Killing' is More Than Macabre
SCORE: 5
Warm 17,232 Clicks Pub: Jul 24, 09
Decapitated Barbie Shoots
Anna Wand's 'The Joys of Fairy Killing' is More Than Macabre
Anna Wand’s ‘The Joys of Fairy Killing’ shoot is more than macabre—it’s downright twisted. These scenes involve Barbie dolls, one of which has been decapitated. In one image, another Barbie brandishes… [More]